Sunday, January 13, 2013

This Morning I Ran My First Marathon...


Depending on the time you are reading this~ I am probably still running. 
Start time is an early 5:30 a.m.(EST) at the 20th Anniversary Disney World Marathon

I am running my first marathon dressed as Disney's 1989 movie "The Little Mermaid". *Costume made by myself and I did dye my hair red to complete the look. Mr. KofColors said "You only run through Disney World once, do it right!"


 It has been a long road to get to this point, literally hundreds of miles and lots of shoes. The training: good runs, bad runs, injuries, tears, planning and excitement leading up to this point has been overwhelming but I've been enjoying every part of it. 

It starts with one step...and I run it alone. Nobody can pull me through, nobody can make my legs move. And there is a certain empowerment in that, a self respect that is something only achieved yourself. It is all up to me and I've said to myself "I won't make it" a million times...I made it every time. 

Nearly 7 years of running, 7 half-marathons completed and I am embarking on my first marathon. 


A look back at all my races:




If I have to crawl across that finish line, I will. 
If my legs won't carry me, my heart will.

Here is to starting 2013 off on the RIGHT foot!

~Amanda