HOORAY!!! I ran my very first race ever today!!! I was so excited to be back in Toronto running with over 16,000 people! It was unbelievable....an experience I'll never forget :)
I just wanted to say thank you to my husband and little girl for being so very patient and supportive when mommy had to run or was tired from running LOL!!! Without your support I would not have been able to train and compete in this awesome event!
For those of you who don't know me very well I had hurt my knee quite badly back in November and spent several months recovering, so this race was such a huge accomplishment to me~there were times I didn't think I would be able to run this race. Thanks for letting me share this with you, WHAT A GREAT DAY!!!!! Here are some pics for you to see:
This is us at about 7am (UP AT 5!!!!) waiting in our corral, we were purple. We were closer to the back and I still couldn't believe how many people there were.....I was so overwhelmed by it all~butterflies like crazy in my stomach!
The marathon started at 7:30 but because we were in a later corral we didn't actually start until 9 minutes after the starting gun....but I was checking my watch getting nervous for the race to begin, music was blaring and people were warming up. They were jumping up and down, doing some weird stride things....I just took everything in, being the newbie LOL!!
I tried really hard to get a good picture of just how many people were in front of me (don't forget how many were behind us too) but it just didn't work out. This was the best shot I could get, the sun hadn't risen yet and I had a hard time focusing. I think you can kind of make out the heads of all the runners.....it just went on and on......
OK, this pic isn't pretty but this one is for posterity~I DID IT!! I just asked some random lady who was a fellow runner just to snap a quick picture and she was nice enough to take one :) so be kind!!! LOL!!!
It's a little after 9:30pm now and I'm very tired and fighting a very yucky cold, I'm off to bed to get some rest and get ready for the long drive home! Talk to you all soon!!!