Well, I did it! I crossed another item off my bucket list and completed a half marathon in my new hometown. The 2013 Portland Half Marathon was a great experience made all the better by completing it as a member of Team and Training again!
My mom flew into Portland to spend the weekend with me and be out on the course cheering me on. We had a great time spending time together, just the two of us, at the coast the day before, and she got to join me at the inspiration dinner the night before the race to get a taste of just how awesome this group of people are.
I didn't smash any records on race day, but I proved to myself once more that I can accomplish anything I put my mind to, and felt good carrying all my reasons for running over the finish line with me.
I'm already planning to join the group again next year and tackle the San Franciscan hills once more at the Nike Women's Marathon. I just love the positivity of this group!!