(before the race on the left, and after on the right)
I was trying to figure out what number Indy Mini this was for me. I know my first was my senior year of high school and I’m pretty sure I ran this race every year in college. I think this time was my 8th time running this race? I’ve lost count. All I know is if I’m in Indy and I’m mobile, you will find me at this race. I love this race so much! OneAmerica 500 Festival Mini-Marathon is the nation’s largest half marathon. This year close to 38,000 runners participated. I love walking to my corral in the morning and feeling all of that excitement and energy! Every year, when I go pick up my packet at the expo the day before the race, I always pull my bib number out and joke with my dad, “Oh so this is what the winning bib number looks like!” All joking aside, I actually had an AWESOME race this year. I felt strong the entire way through. At around mile 7 or 8, I’m usually looking ahead for that orange mile marker, willing it to come faster so that I can finish already. Not this year! I’ve been training twice a week with my trainer, Jaime, and I can definitely feel that all of the hard work is paying off. In the end, I earned a new personal best time. Heyo!
I’m just SO thankful for running. Seriously. It is my stress reliever. It keeps me in shape. Running is like a best friend I hang out with every week. I can rely on running to always make me feel better and honestly, it’s so easy to take that for granted.
In the spirit of giving thanks, I’m hosting a small giveaway here today. I don’t like complicated so let’s keep it simple.
HOW TO ENTER: 1) Stop by and “Like” my Facebook page to keep up with recent photos and updates. 2) Comment below and tell me what you’re thankful for today.
That simple. Mini session has to take place in Indy the weekend of 6/28-6/30. Givin’ thanks “ends” (but not really) this Friday, 5/10 at 5 PM EDT. I’ll pick a winner at random.
Let’s hop to. Gratitude turns what we have into enough. What are you thankful for?