It’s official. On April 27, 2014, I will run my first half marathon in Washington D.C. I registered for the Nike Women’s Half Marathon in hopes that this will be the beginning my journey to running full marathons. I’m already feeling nervous about the race – which is funny because I’ve run 13 miles before. I haven’t raced competitively in over three years, except for that one 5K I did last summer…but I’m not counting that. I cannot wait to be in the presence of a racing atmosphere, it’s seriously one of the most inspiring things in the world. And to actually participate in a Nike race like this, I couldn’t think of a better way to end my senior year at college – running throughout the nation’s capital and remembering all of the great times I’ve had throughout my four years here.
Since I’m a college student, I was automatically accepted into the race. My sister needed to be put in the random draw and she’ll find out if she’s running on December 6th. I really hope she gets in because I want nothing more than to cross the finish line with my sister next to me.
Have you run any half or full marathons? Which ones?