Coming Down…Post 1/2 Marathon

Posted on November 19, 2010


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?