26 Before 26

More specifically running 26.2 miles before my 26th birthday. This was a goal I had, but I never shared it with anyone. Mostly because I was afraid if I missed my cutoff, I would seem foolish or too afraid. Well kids, I did it! But I’m not going to sugarcoat it because it was awful. And while I’m not 100% ready to talk about my experience the Chicago Marathon, I will say it was a crazy roller coaster of emotions. If I’m being totally honest, it breaks my heart, but I did cross that finish line ❀️

And would I run a marathon again? Yes. Maybe not yet or even in the next year, but someday because I want redemption.

Now I have a new 26.2 mile goal. But this one isn’t happening all at once- phew! I turn 26 in 20 days (Nov 10 if you’re bad at counting) and as I work myself back into running post-marathon, I plan to total 26.2 miles in the next 3 weeks. I have a bunch of Turkey Trots happening next month so I need to be ready πŸ‘ŠπŸ»

Today I kicked it off with a 2.6 mile run! If you wanna join me in my quest, it averages to 1.31 miles per day. Run it, walk it, hike it, bike it- just get up and go 😊

❀ Louise

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