Words. Sometimes there are none; sometimes there’s too many
I just ran the Carbon Valley Half Marathon for Autism while pushing my wee man. I carried with me names of others with autism for each mile. And your damn right I finished.
Honestly I can’t believe I didn’t cry when I crossed that finish line – probably because I was so pissed to be finishing with 2 flat tires (aka unable to sprint to finish). This race meant SO much to me!!
It was my:
-First official half Marathon
-First stroller race
-First race since son was born
-First race since Leadville DNF (2016)
-Longest run since son born
-Longest stroller run
That’s a lot! A lot to be grateful for. 13.1 miles 2 hours 20 minutes and 13 seconds of grateful. The course is relatively flat: 11 miles of steady climbing and 2 miles to finish. The course is over 50% “smooth” dirt and some pavement.
I went in with a ‘goal’ of averaging about a 10 min mile
Miles run for:
.1 Kyle (my Son’s Father and my Boyfriend)
3 Tyler Jr
1 Edan (to help me start and finish!)
I am so grateful to have been able to participate in this event. It was so special to me and to share with friends whose hearts it is also very close too. For some awesome shorts of the race and I go check out their YouTube from after the races. https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=1kI-gU30PgU&feature=youtu.be