SuperStarrs, on May 21, 2017 I ran my 4th Half Marathon!!! What was so Super Cool about it was, I was running in Green Bay, WI at Lambeau Field. The same place I had ran my very 1st Half Marathon a year ago!!! What a difference it was in so many ways but, what really stuck out to me the most was that, I was so much more confident this year. Last year I was struggling with a bit of doubt and anxiousness before the race. It’s so AMAZING what can happen in just ONE YEAR!!! Last year was Super Hot and this year it started off with cold rain.
This was the reason God had me running so much in the rain. He knew this was the training I needed, so that I could be prepared for my running my race and that I would be able to have the endurance and finish STRONG!!!
Running this year was still tough, it wasn’t easier, but I was stronger!!! This year I started in a wave faster than last year. Last year I was in the very last wave, but not this year!!! I was able to keep going thru the cold wet feet, side cramps and my hip flaring up. I was Determined Debbie this year!!! I was Determined to run the best I could and be able to say at the end I finished Strong and did better then before. I did and it was Awesome to see how much progress I made in a year. With running all the time it can feel like the few seconds faster doesn’t matter much but it totally does!!! Those seconds add up to minutes. 15 Minutes for me!!!
While Running in Lambeau Field, I felt like such an athlete. It Amazing to think about all the Great athletes that have played on that field and I was running on it too!!! I could always say I ran 2 Half Marathons there!!! It’s so AWESOME to look up and see Starr. It’s for Bart Starr but still Super Cool to see your name on the stadium and hear your family and friends cheering from the bleachers!!! The other added Bonus was realizing later, when watching the video, that Wonder Woman beats Batgirl!!! 🙂
After seeing Bob and the kids, I kept running out of the stadium and back out and up to the Finish line. My feet were hurting, my lungs were burning but I was not slowing down I wanted to hit my goal. According to my Garmin watch I was gonna Hit it but I didn’t want slow down. I knew I could rest when I was done so with the energy I had left I sprinted cross the finish line.
I FINISHED!!! Now time for my BLING…Once I knew I wasn’t gonna pass out and my breathing returned to normal. The medic guy looked at me and said “Are you gonna be alright???” I was like yeah now am I…now that I stopped running LOL!!! Getting the BLING feels so AWESOME because you know you earned it so I took a second to catch my breath so I could enjoy every second of it.
I knew I had PR’d this race from last year, I just didn’t know it I had hit my goal yet so I got to ring my 1st PR Bell!!!
After getting water and my delicious orange slices, THAT I LOVE!!! I headed Straight to the results table to get my official time. Results were…
I DID IT!!! I hit my goal of running under 3 hours!!! 2:58:29 You can tell by my Super Cheese that’s when the High kicked in!!! So I recorded this message to y’all!!!
It was such an AMAZING Race!!! Green Bay was a Blast and it was so Great to get to see friends who live in different States all over there!!! Runners are Super Cool!!!
SuperStarrs that was Green Bay Half Marathon 2017!!! My 4th Half Marathon in a year!!!
I hope I’ve inspired you to lace up and get out there!!! Go for a walk outside in God’s Beautiful Creation!!! When you are ready pick up the pace and run. It’s not about being the fastest, it’s all about getting healthy and becoming stronger. The best version of yourself. You have to live in your body, if you are not happy where your health is.
YOU HAVE THE POWER TO CHANGE IT!!!
Remember You Are a SuperStarr!!!
Make Healthy Choices while You are “In The Weighting”.