I ran the Seguin Christian Academy Half Marathon in Seguin, Texas Saturday, at 16 weeks pregnant. I'm not sure I would have had the courage to do this if one of my good friends hadn't inspired me by doing the same last year, a little further along than I am. And I'm so glad I did it!
What's even more exciting though, is that this was my mom's first half marathon, and the farthest she has ever run! She did great! I love seeing people accomplish running firsts and meet their goals.
|Before the start|
My sister and dad both helped out with the race on their bikes--my dad led the way, and my sister rode around checking on people. She also took these pictures and rode next to me to chat for a while, which was so fun!
|Running through Seguin's Starcke Park|
|At the finish with my lovely photographer!|
The longest run I had done recently in preparation for the race was a ten miler a couple of weeks before, so I was worried about adding three more, and I didn't really know what to expect. It turns out I didn't need to worry. I walked a couple of times, including while going up the steepest hill in Seguin, but I didn't get too thirsty or too tired at any point. By the end, my back was a little sore, but overall I felt great! I took the next two days off and completed a slow three miles this morning. My muscles were a bit sore, but I think the run helped to alleviate that and tomorrow's run will be back to normal.