Saturday September 27th I ran the Akron Half Marathon. This was a very emotional day for me. In 2013 I was to run this race. A dear friend of mine lost his young daughter on September 27th, 2013. I spent that day consoling him and his wife. It was very upsetting, it is terribly sad to lose a loved one especially so very young. After making a terrible decision later that night I missed this race.
This year I was prepared and ready to run! I woke up extra early to miss the traffic. It appeared I was the first one there. I spent the time in my car reading and reflecting.
The course was challenging with lots of hills. The crowd was amazing, cheering the runners on. The weather was perfect, I saw many friends, and the first part of the race was amazing. The second half was a bit more challenging due to starting out too fast.
Even though it was a tough course, I am tougher ♡ I dropped last year's race shirt at the half way point. I am so blessed and thankful for what it represented; but, I don't need that baggage and negative energy anymore Life would be boring without hills and bland without lemons.