Finally race day was here! I had set my alarm for 2:30! The last bus ran at 4am so I had to be up and on that bus! I was in corral M so It was a pretty long wait before my start. They sang the national anthem and by that time I was already tearing up. I just couldn't believe this day had come! The whole trip had turned into more than just a marathon. I had the best weekend ever with the love of my life. I had made friends for life! I had pictured this over and over in my head for years and it turned out to be more than I could've ever imagined!
I believe it was around mile 5 when we headed into Magic Kingdom! I couldn't wait to run through the castle!!
I had apparently made several character stops around mile 8 because when I finished that mile I looked at my garmin and it had taken me 18 minutes to complete that mile! That 18 minute mile was glorious though!
I can still remember the feeling I had when I crossed that finish line! Pure JOY! They placed that beautiful medal around my neck! The only thing missing was my sweet, blonde- headed ,blue- eyed boy waiting to hug my neck. I hoped God gave him a little glimpse that day. I fought the fight, I finished the race, I kept the faith!