This morning, I ran my first half marathon!
It was hot, and I really struggled (especially those last 5 miles), but I finished. I want to thank all the volunteers, pacers, runners, and the Chicago Endurance Sports coaches (especially Coach Meghan who stuck with me during those final miles when she saw that I was struggling) for being out there today to cheer everyone on and offer support when needed. I don't think I would have been able to finish the race without everyone's help and enthusiasm.
Now I want to run another one in cooler weather to see how I fare when it isn't so hot out.
I'll post a full recap later, because let's be real, I'm tired and hungry, and all I can think about is eating lunch and taking a nap.