Kelly the Culinarian: Three Years a Marathon Finisher

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Three Years a Marathon Finisher

My first marathon was exactly three years ago today (thanks Google Photos for informing me). In some ways, the Fox Valley Marathon feels forever ago. As I lined up that day, I had no idea how it would go.


It was hot and it was hard. Little did I know I had plantar facitiis and my feet were screaming the entire last half. I started walking at nine, much to my own disappointment.


I cried finishing the race. I was in so much pain and I could barely talk. I was all sorts of elated to just be done.


I learned important lessons about pacing, expectations and body glide. So much body glide was needed.

 Today, I'm an Ironman. I've gone on to run more races, cover further distances faster and clinch my athletic dreams. But this was the race that started it all, three years ago today.

5 comments:

Alyssa Kurt said...

And you've blown that marathon time out of the water.

Amanda said...

Congrats! I did Fox Valley marathon in 2013! (Doing 20 miler this weekend). Hey...who is the FNRC next to you in the one photo???? lol

Kelly Mahoney said...

That would be Jenny Gill, of course!

Amanda said...

Oh it is!? Haha! Of course!

Losing Lindy said...

I was to complete my 5th half today and I DNF or DNS (did not start)