In December 2011, Jason and I did our first 1/2 marathon. We had decided that we wanted to push ourselves and just do it. Somewhere in the middle of the race my left ankle gave on me. I didn't sprain it... I guess it was just really strained. All I know is that it hurt like hell and I couldn't walk for about 2 days after the race. During and after the race I proclaimed loud and clear that I was never doing another 1/2 marathon. EVER. I had proved to myself that I could do it, so I didn't need to that again. I was comfortable with just doing 5Ks, thank you very much.
But, then we heard about one that'll be held on March 25. It's at the Charlotte Motor Speedway. I wasn't really interested in doing this race (need I remind you AND myself about my declaration??)... until I saw the medal. Holy mother of all that is good and holy, the medal is a work of art. It has lights and moving parts on it. In other words "Oooo, shiny." I want it. I want it bad. So, yeah, guess what I just did. I signed up for another 1/2 marathon.
Just to get a medal.