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”
Great job runtobefit! Isn’t it a great feeling? Great post. Good luck as you move on to your next goal.
Yes…the best feeling. Thank you!!
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!
I hope this feeling never goes away 🙂
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! 🙂
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.