I recently ran my very first half marathon. It was amazing. Although I had some pre-race jitters and I almost got cold feet the night before, I finished the race, met my goal and had an incredible experience. Here’s my reaction to each mile—as told by GIFs.
Wow, there’s a lot of people here. They’re probably all better than me, faster than me and they probably trained harder than me too. Did you see that mom pushing a stroller? Come on, seriously? A 60-year old woman just passed me. Did you see that guys abs? Why am I here?
Look at me go, I’m feeling good!
Trail running? I hope I don’t trip and fall. Whoa, wait … too late. I hope nobody saw that. Who am I kidding, everyone just saw that.
Ugh, my knees.
I see you hydration station. You’re looking mighty fine today, what’cha got for me. Orange slice? Yep. Energy packets. Got ‘em. And we’re off.
Need. More. Energy. Packets.
Ok time to play some “get pumped” music and pick up the pace.
I can hear the announcer at the finish line but this seems like more than just one mile. I can’t be the only person thinking this. Will it ever end? Who’s playing tricks? Very funny, now where is the finish line?
Are you kidding me! I just ran a half marathon! The sky is so blue. This course is so amazing! Where is my boyfriend? I hope he finished! I’m so thirsty. Look at this shiny medal. Who said bananas? Can someone give me a massage? I need to sit down. I never thought that one person could get so sweaty. I can’t wait to run my next race.