I am not a runner. I am just a mom who dreams of running. Who sees other people running and wishes that could be me. Who thinks shes too fat to run. Who needs an inhaler to breath sometimes and who is middle aged and out of shape..... well, that WAS me.......before Zooma.
Donna after the Cap 10K raceSaturday was the Zooma half marathon and with that behind me now, I can reflect on the whole experience and what it meant to me. I still remember the day I sent in my application to the HEB Texas Girlfriends program in hopes of being selected to participate and train with a mentor for the Zooma half marathon.
It seemed like just what I needed. I needed help and training and accountability and that is just what I got.... and so much more. After 12 weeks of training, I ran the Zooma half marathon with my new "best running friends" and although it was hot, humid, hilly and hard to breath at times, overall, it was such a great experience and one that I will never forget.
after the raceBeautiful day, beautiful course and beautiful friends. That's the condensed version of my race day recap. Basically, I'm just so grateful for this whole experience and all the people I've met through it.
Thank you Lisa for mentoring me and sharing your knowledge and time with me. What would I have done without you? Lets do another race soon- I'm ready to go! No HILLS this time and I promise to bring my inhaler. (there was a *little* incident near the finish line that involved lack of breathing and asthma and whatnot and well, let's just say that I'm glad everyone is OK and DONNA- you are not allowed to scare me like that ever again.)
Lets hit the road!
Congratulations Donna- you are a half marathoner- woot woot!!!!