Coming Down…Post 1/2 Marathon

It has been five days since we finished our first half marathon, but it still feels like it was yesterday.  I can still hear the crowds cheering and the bands playing.  I can close my eyes and see the finish line.  Every feeling that encompassed me in the moment I crossed the line is still present.  I don’t think the feeling will ever leave me.  It’s a part of me now. There are moments when tears begin to fill my eyes because of the pride I have in our accomplishment.  Not a day has gone by when Rachel and I have not spoken of our experience.  Our faces beam with excitement as we recount every step and every feeling.  We are both filled with an indescribable joy and a newfound confidence that has led us to proclaim, “Let’s do a full marathon!”  For us, I suppose, this is only the beginning, but I know that I want to hold on to this feeling as long as I live.  I want to tell my children and grandchildren about the day when I exceeded my expectations.  For now, though, we are still relishing in our victory.  Tomorrow, well, that’s another day and another run.

How far have you ever run?

6 thoughts on “Coming Down…Post 1/2 Marathon

  1. The farthest I have ever run is 13.1 miles. I got a tattoo after I finished my first half marathon to remind me what hard work can get you. Every time I look at it, I am remember the feeling I had when I crossed the finish line. A very similar feeling to the one you describe!

  2. That feeling sounds amazing. I don’t think I’ve ever run more than 8 miles at once, but one day I hope to do a half marathon if not a full one eventually! 🙂

  3. Half-marathon is the most I’ve ever done. It is an amazing feeling, and even though I’ve done a few half-marathons now, I get that rush every time I cross a finish line. I think I can safely say that I am addicted to racing!

    Congratulations again on a wonderful accomplishment.

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