Last weekend was the one year anniversary of my first marathon and it kinda hit me hard. I was sad to not be running the Colfax Marathon this year, but was still so joyful. It was so difficult to imagine who I was before that marathon. That race changed me and made me better in so many ways.
Before that marathon I didn’t think anything was possible, I didn’t believe that someone could make their dreams a reality, I didn’t know what never giving up really meant and I didn’t know what it was like to truly push myself beyond realistic limits.
I am so thankful that Colfax was my first marathon. It was small and not intimidating. The race was incredibly challenging and I felt defeated for part of it, but still can’t believe that I ran all those miles at 5,000+ feet above sea level.
It was a novice mistake to sign up for a race at elevation, but now I can look back and smile because I did it. The whole trip to Denver really changed me and I am so thankful for the entire experience. The people were warm and friendly, the crowds were encouraging and the scenery was lovely.
I can’t wait until a day when I am able to run Colfax again!
Read all about my experience at Colfax here:
Today I am linking up with Amanda for Thinking Out Loud.
What was your first marathon?
How was your experience?