This year's Manitoba Marathon was an incredible experience. I ran the 2.6 mile Super Run with my mom, and it was an honour to cross the finish line with her on her first official marathon race.
After we completed our run, my mom and I volunteered on the infield (Well, she volunteered and I took pictures at the finish line.) It was awesome to see all the runners and walkers complete their races. However, I must admit that I was rather jealous of the half and full marathon runners, as I was one of them last year. -- Not to discredit the run I had with my mom, but I really wanted to push myself into getting a better time for my half.
Up next my mom and I signed up for a 10k in September. Since my knee is still bad, I've already booked a physio appointment for tomorrow so that I can start training as soon as possible. If I can manage to get my knee in top shape, I will also consider the half marathon in Treherne on September 12. (I did the 10k last year and it was brutal. In all fairness though, I didn't train and I wasn't expecting such steep hills...This year if I go, I will prepare myself with uphill running...)
Oh I love marathon season!
I am disappointed that I neglected my running over the course of this year, but I am vowing to get back into it (even when school starts up again...) I want to be in top shape for next year's marathon, and perhaps the year after that I will partake in the full. (Completing a full marathon is one of the top items on my bucket list. I will do it.) In a couple of years I would also like to run in the Vancouver Marathon. I like a good challenge, and I love Vancouver.
This is my goal.
As for my mom, she says she is going to run the half next year too. I have no doubt in my mind that she will...She ran the whole 2.6 miles without even stopping! Terrific for someone who has never run at this capacity before!!
Congratulations mom, you did an awesome job!