One of my favorite quotes is from the movie A league of their own, oddly enough. Dottie says to Jimmy, "It just got too hard". And he says, "Its supposed to be hard. If it wasn't hard, everyone would do it. The hard... is what makes it great."
And I've found that's true with some of the hard things in life I've done. All of the work, effort, struggle, sacrifice is worth it in the end. I'm grateful to Michael for supporting me for the hours it took to train for the race, to Beth, Hayli, and my sister for being there along the race course and cheering me on- it meant the WORLD to me, and for Heather for partnering with me over the last couple of months to train and run the race; Your positivity, perseverance, and encouragement helped make this goal actually happen for me!
My quads were incredibly sore Monday and today, but getting better. I'm looking forward to doing some short runs soon.