Athletic Moxie

Yesterday was the Two Cities Marathon and Half in my hometown and I ran it! Well, I suppose I should be honest and clarify that I walked and ran 6 miles of it as part of a relay with my friend, Courtney. (By the way, make sure you check out her blog at Raising an Only.) Neither one of us had ever run a marathon and so it was a great accomplishment! We went into it without any expectations for setting records or even trying to place, which I feel made it much more enjoyable. My good friend, Karen, who has helped contribute to my blog as a guest writer, convinced me to sign up and start training for it. Below are some photos.

Here I am: nervous and excited and freezing cold!

Here I am: nervous and excited and freezing cold!

This is Karen and me before we started our leg of the race.

This is Karen and me before we started our leg of the race.

Courtney and I finished our half marathon relay! Notice how relieved, happy, and amazed we look!

Courtney and I finished our half marathon relay! Notice how relieved, happy, and amazed we look!

Here's a close-up of my awesome medal.

Here’s a close-up of my awesome medal.

Perhaps I will try it again next year. Stay tuned to my blog to see what other mommyhood or moxie adventures I have planned… 🙂

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One thought on “Athletic Moxie

  1. HI Andrea ~ good for you ~ its always nice to see one exercising. Its an excellent health tool for staying in great shape. Good for you.

    Love, Dad

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