Having lived with (sometimes debilitating) chronic back pain since I was 14, this is a big accomplishment for me. Even though this was my 3rd half, the shock never wears off that my body can support me in this. I fight tears every time I step up to the starting line.
This is my not-by-blood-big-brother Eddie. I had told Kahler to run without me, to see how fast he could finish (I'm no Speedy Gonzales). I honestly had a hard time telling him that. 13.1 miles is a LONG way to run, let alone by yourself! Around mile 4, this guy showed up and oh, what a blessing that was! We ended up running the next 6 or 7 miles together, catching up on life over the past 4 years.
Eddie pushed me harder than I probably would have pushed myself, resulting in my own PR- whoop!
Love this dude and that he has joined me in this little running adventure of ours. I can't wait to see where this takes us next!