About two years ago, I started jogging. Then last year Jenny and I signed up for our first race and loved the feeling when it was complete.
We talked about several different 1/2 marathons... The princess one at Disney (seriously, how cool is it to run through Cinderella's Castle???)... One in Chicago... But with me being from Indianapolis, that was the one I wanted to do. So I sent Jenny the info and a few days later we both signed up. Then, we told a few friends we were signing up and Mandee, Kim and Nick joined in the
Over the winter, we started training. I knocked #24 off my list (Join a Gym) and Jenny and I ran in the snow, in the cold, in the dark, and on our treadmills (another purchase I made.) Spring sprung. Mandee put us all to shame by sticking to her training schedule 100%, Kim moved cross country and cancelled, and Nick moved 6 hours away, eventually backing out too. And Jenny and I kept running.
Then, we hit mid-April and pure fright set in. But we ordered our matching shirts, went on a few more long runs, and headed to Indianapolis the night before the race.
Here goes nothing!
Me, Jenny and Mandee, right before the start. Our shirts said it all.