4. Tell us about your first race.
It was October 23, 2011, the Buffalo/Niagara Falls International Marathon. I ran the half-marathon at a time of 2:23:40. I trained for many, many, months. And crossing that finish line is a feeling of joy that I do not think I can put into words.
The half-marathon was more than just a race it was an acknowledgement that I changed my lifestyle. The day itself was also of special significance. The race was the one year anniversary of my running life/getting fit. I am not ashamed to say that there were a few tears in my eyes as I crossed that finish line.
That day will forever be in my mind, the sounds, the smells, the feel of that silver blanket as it was placed on my shoulders by the volunteers. The banana that I greedily scarfed down and the look of one of my best friends as she smiled at me at the finish line and cheered me on.
That was a good day. :)