Shout Out To First Time Finishers: Dr. M

I just want to give a shout out to Dr. M, my former principal, who recently finished his first half marathon. He recently informed me that he is planning on doing 2-3 more this fall. Can you say HOOKED??!!

First Half Marathon Fairfield

Myself, Dr. M, and Mary after finishing the Fairfield Half Marathon. Huzzah for Edu-Runners!

Seeing him after the race so happy, elated and proud was amazing. There is nothing like the feeling of accomplishment you get after you see how you can push your body (and your mind – let’s face it, much of running is a mind game) and see all the hard work you’ve done pay off.

I reminded me of my first race – The Weston Memorial Day 5k in 2010, and really pushing myself to finish those 3.1 miles…exhausted but exhilarated. My first long race – the Capital City Half Marathon in 2011 – was straight-up electrifying. Running with 14,000 runners in a well-run race was thrilling beyond my expectations. How did I feel when I finished? Check out the photo at the top of this blog.

So cheers to Dr. M! May you have many more smiling post-race photos ahead of you.

I want to hear about your first race (or a significant one). Tell me about it in the comments!

P.S. Hopefully I will have a non-stumbling, coherent first marathon finish in November. Help me help a great cause by donating to my LitWorld Marathon fundraiser. Thanks!