Then I decided to e-mail Brittany to seek advice when she mentioned that she had done a couple of half marathons. Not only did she recommend a great training program (that others later also recommended and that I am loving so far), but she offered so much encouragement and support and really showed me that this was something I could do. Before, I thought that perhaps it was just a fantasy, something that I wanted that I could never really accomplish, but she showed me it was real.
So shortly after a few e-mails with her and some research, I signed up for a half marathon. Typing those words still gives me little shutters of joy. I could not be more excited to conquer this. And every time I run, I see more and more that come the end of September, I will be able to do this. I will be able to finish.
Originally, I wasn't sure how I would handle the longer runs, but I'm happy to report that so far, I am loving them. Today, I was scheduled to do a 5 mile run, but I felt so good that I ended up doing 6.29 miles (the 10k that I originally though I couldn't possibly do!). It truly felt AMAZING!! I even felt like I could have gone miles longer, and had it been the half marathon, I definitely felt like I could have finished. My pace felt really good, and while I figured it must have pretty slow considering how far I felt like I could go, it was faster than I thought, and I was really happy with it!