It is with much joy and enthusiasm that I present you guys with the following news:
I, pRoy, completed my FIRST half marathon race! WOOOOOOO HOOOOOOOO!!!
*does cabbage patch*
And now that I can walk again, I felt like I would share my race experience with you all. I participated in the Rock and Roll Marathon here in Phoenix, Arizona. Being that it was my first race I didn’t know what to expect so I just went with the flow, but I wanted to leave a few tips here for first timers:
The best mode of transportation to the race was using the metro so Hubby and I (though going separate ways) both took the metro to our start destinations. We parked in a location where we could access the metro to get back. I would HIGHLY recommend that mode of transportation should you decide you want to participate in this race in the future.
Another great tip: use the restroom before you get there. I did use the restroom before I got there BUT I had to go again before starting the race. When your body says go, you gotta go (at least for me I do) so when I had to go again it came as a surprise. I wish I didn’t because the
bathrooms port-a-potties were DISGUSTING. Yes, yes… they were gross. I say that as a person who is open to using public restrooms when nature says go. I wasn’t here for those…
Rest well the night before. Pre-race jitters is a thing and they can keep you up all night, seriously. Encourage yourself to fall asleep if you can. Hot tea is calming and relaxing. Also try a hot bath just for relaxation sake.
I’ve got a few other tips along with my full experience and if I will ever race again can be found in this video below:
Thank you all for all of your encouraging words! You helped me get through this more than you know. I love you guys!