I did it! I accomplished one of my biggest goals for 2012. I ran a half marathon!

[Above] Coach Bob & I running the race. Photo taken on mile 6
[Below] My biggest fan & supporter, hydrating me at the halfway mark

Victory! The last 3 miles were the toughest, but I was definitely all smiles when I saw the finish line!

To the sweetest team of supporters, encouragers, sign-makers, and friends – I love you. Thank you for helping me accomplish my goals; I could NOT have done it without you!

 From a girl who has never been athletic in her life, this was a big deal for me. If you are considering training for a half, you can do it. I promise you can. I still can hardly believe I did it! It takes time commitment, hard work, perseverance, and dedication, but it’s worth it! I’m not sure what’s next for me, but I can tell you this – I’m never going to stop running. I love it.

August Goals

Continue 12 in 12: Read John Adams in preparation for our trip to Boston next month (!)
Finalize all vacation plans
Clean out / simplify / paint master closet
Decide on my next race

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so awesome, nancy. proud of you. :)

Way to go! Congratulations on accomplishing your goal and doing so with such obvious joy. Be sure to frame that finish line photo, it’s a keeper!

Congratulations! My first half is in mid-October and I’m scared to death right now, but Couch to 5K led me to become obsessed with running so I’m excited too!

CONGRATS! So proud of you!! I don’t have an athletic bone in my body!! Way to go!!

Congrats Nancy!!! I remember how awesome it felt when I finished my first half – you are glowing in these pics! Even better when you have a personal support team. Hey – I forgot you were coming to Boston. Please feel free to email me if you’re looking for any tips on things to see or places to eat etc. I have suggestions :)

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