I successfully ran my first half marathon (13.1 miles) on Saturday, December 11 at Kiawah Island, SC! The temperature was in the 50’s during the run, about 25 miles southeast of Charleston (just north of the Georgia border).

My official time was 2:02:30, which put my rank at 859/1931. I had hoped to come in under 2 hours, but I had a really bad leg cramp around mile 10. I didn’t know if I would be able to keep running, but I pushed my way through it. Despite ending up with a sprained hamstring, I am glad that I completed the run and see it as a significant milestone for me personally.

Here is my “official” photo crossing the finish line!

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