You remember, Rachel!
We took it slow up the hill and celebrated at the top with a high-5! I was so proud of her for pushing herself beyond what she thought she could do. I LOVE seeing people surprise themselves...
Running is SO mental! You think it's physical when you start running, but then you realize as you get into further miles that's all about the MENTAL toughness! Dealing with the negative talk and your body telling you to STOP...you have to train your mind to RE-FOCUS and PUSH through! It's all about the mental games and learning how to WIN.
Rachel ran her furthest that she has in a while! She ran the entire way and did it! I couldn't be prouder of her. Those days that you push yourself beyond what you thought you could do are what makes the journey to a half/full marathon so WORTH it! You run through the walls and realize that you CAN DO IT! You prove that you CAN DO IT and that you WILL DO IT! Sweet VICTORY!
Enjoy the JOURNEY!