26.2

It has been some time since I last had a post on fitness or healthy eating. There is no excuse for the lack of updates, but I am back with some exciting news you will enjoy. I have completed my first marathon! I ran 26.2 miles through the most magical place, a place I’m sure many of you have been to before, Walt Disney world.
The first time I heard someone speak of running a marathon I immediately thought to myself there is no way I’m interested, nor could I physically cross a finish line after 26.2 miles. I have run three half marathons and several 10k as well as 5k races, but never did I think I would run 26.2 miles until the day after the marathon bombing in Boston. Marathon Monday in Boston is a significant day to not only the thousands of runners from all over the world, but also to the many spectators watching athletes crossing the finish line on Boylston Street. As a Bostonian viewing the marathon for the first time I was beyond excited to experience a gorgeous spring day in the city with friends, until the unthinkable occurred. Marathon Monday will now have a similar impact on people the way September 11th did.
As I sat as my desk the day after the marathon feeling hopeless and afraid I knew I could challenge myself in a way that would allow me to break out of my comfort zone. I have always wanted to run the Boston marathon and I knew if I could train for a marathon I could mentally overcome all doubt.
So, on January 12th I crossed the finish line after running 26.2 amazing miles in Disney. I ran for all those runners that fought for their lives and for those who face obstacles everyday because of the bombing in Boston. The day will come when I cross the finish line in Boston and I will never stop running strong.

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