31 Day Blog Challenge: Most Proud Moment

I’m gonna have to say crossing the finish line at my first half marathon.

Up until that moment I had no idea that I could run 13.1 miles. The longest I had gone in preparation for the race was 10 miles, so I knew I could do that. Hell, I even thought that 3 extra miles probably wound’t even be that bad, but boy was I wrong! The last 3 miles of this race wereΒ terrible! I never once thought about quitting though, that just wasn’t an option. I had my sights set on 13.1 miles and I was going to get there no matter how long it took me!

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Smiling at mile 11, even though I felt like I was dying.Β 

3 hours, 9 minutes, and 32 seconds after starting, I finally crossed the finish line. Things didn’t go as I had planned. My previously injured hip was acting up, I was dehydrated, I didn’t fuel properly so I was feeling pretty shitty overall, but at that moment it didn’t matter. I didn’t care how absolutely slow I was, how tired/hungry I felt, or how badly my injured hip felt, I finally felt like a “real” runner.

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Luke was waiting for me with a big hug at the barrier. I laughed and said “Luke I just did a half marathon!” Seriously, I was so proud of myself. I had set out to run a half marathon and I did it! Getting handed my very first medal was pretty exciting too!

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The full recap of my first half marathon can be found here, if you’re interested! πŸ™‚

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7 thoughts on “31 Day Blog Challenge: Most Proud Moment

    1. Ashley Dailey Post author

      You’re definitely right! But I’m never going to have 10 miles be the longest I go in half marathon training ever again lol. This year I did 12 miles as my longest run and the last few miles during the half marathon went a lot better for me! πŸ™‚

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  1. Tammi Lewis

    Ashley I would agree with you out of all the things I’ve done completing my first half-marathon last year was the absolute proudest moment of my life. I can’t explain why it just is, that’s including graduating from college and grad school. That half-marathon was an awesome moment.

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