First Half Marathon:
Reason - A bunch of Moms said they could do it, so I joined along to give it a try
Fact - The others dropped out before training began
My Goal - To keep going, then finish before they shut down the line and NOT die
Results - I finished before they shut down the line and am still alive
Second Half Marathon:
Reason - Train with a friend and walk the entire race, but do it together so she could get across that finish line
Fact - Friend developed stress fractures at the very end of training and couldn't do the race
My Goal - To finish anyway in her honor , beat my time and still feel great
Results - I finished 20 minutes faster AND felt great with my friend waiting for me at the finish line!
First and Last Full Marathon:
Reason - I wanted to finish a full Marathon before I turned 40 and show Vegkid that you can do anything you set your mind to if you work hard enough.
Fact - I trained while eating mostly Vegan and Raw foods, feeling better than I ever have
My Goal - Finish all 26.2 miles without dying and before they shut down the line and never put my body through this again
Results - I finished all 26.2 miles, I didn't Die, made it before they shut down the line (barely) but experienced adrenal fatigue and hormone imbalances, that took a long time to fix.