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Squinting & feeling accomplished after completing 13.1

Squinting & feeling accomplished after completing 13.1

Yesterday and today I’ve found myself itching to run another half marathon. For weeks I’ve been fondly recalling details of the Inaugural Women’s Running Magazine Half Marathon T and I ran walk-ran. The decision to run it came as a result of feelings of nostalgia over the first half I ran (oddly enough, also an inaugural race- the RNR San Antonio), a new-found love of running for T following a summer PE class and a delight over the pink extravaganza that the swag bags, Crocs, tech T’s and medals promised to deliver.

We had only one goal: to finish. We learned countless lessons. We finished feeling a great sense of accomplishment.

The memories now tumble over each other and I am compelled to pour over the photos, to recapture in some small way the excitement surrounding the race.

As I sit here corralling my thoughts into semi-coherence, I realize I’ve stayed away from racing for far too long. There is a void that needs to be filled by the excitement of another fun and girly race. We’re doing all we can towards getting a slot in our dream race, but in the meantime I need another race to tide me over.

-A-

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