Happy Motivation Monday! So here we are, at another Motivation Monday, and well, my motivation is more a celebration. Because I did it! I finished the mini marathon! 13.1 miles, folks, 4 of them actually in the rain. I was super nervous, of course, and driving T crazy. Can you tell from this picture how nervous I was?
Yeah, I was pretty much thinking "what the hell am I getting myself into?" You can just see the trepidation in my eyes. But I was bound and determined.
They line you up in corrals from A-Z, and I was in corral W. It was crowded beyond belief. Seriously, 40,000 plus people all getting ready to run/walk for the next 13.1 miles. I'm not normally a crowd person, and it took me 30 minutes just to get to the starting line, but the race was off, as was I.
The first five miles? Not too shabby. However, the the rain hit around mile six, right around the time I hit the Motor Speedway. And that....it's a lot bigger than you'd think. We hit Mile 6, 7 and 8 just in the track alone. And it started raining even harder. It was one of those mental blocks you just have to push through. I'm not going to say it was easy, and um, yeah...wet shoes and socks? That equals blisters and bad ones, too. It started to get sunny again right around Mile 10 and I just kept going. It kind of sucked, but...my spirits were raised when I saw the downtown skyline again. I at least saw the end in sight. The last mile was deemed "Victory Mile" and was broken down in 1/4 segments counting down to the end. I decided (based on total adrenaline or total foolishness) to run the last 1/4 mile. And I finished! (Yay!)
And I got a medal! Yeah, they give them to everyone who finishes, but it was still pretty bad ass. And it was so great to have T cheering me at the finish line. And to accomplish a goal I have been working towards since January? Totally awesome.
And then what did I do? Cleaned the shit out of my house for the rest of the day. Because walking 13.1
miles is simply not enough. If I'm going exhausted, I'm going super exhausted. No half ass for me, folks!
I'm still motivated to keep going this week with my work out, but for now...I'm celebrating. And it feels good.
So what about you? What's motivating you this week? You know the drill, just write a post and link up to mine by commenting to this post, leaving a link to your post, and I'll link you up! And come back next week because we will have a guest blogger....exciting, no?