Last summer, my mom invited all of our female family members to visit her in Illinois this April. A number of us are into being walking and/or running, and the last weekend of April is the Illinois Marathon. No, no, we did not run the marathon (although Aunt Nesi did try to convince the passengers of our airport shuttle that we had), but we did compete in the Mini-I Challenge (a 5K on Friday night, followed by a 10K on Saturday morning). Finally, the trip was here and five of us girls were together in Urbana!
I debated whether or not I should attend after figuring out I'd be 6 months pregnant at the time, but finally decided that a. I owe it to myself to try and b. I could always finish the races by walking.
I'd like to send a little thanks to Amber, who motivated me to jog the whole race. Without her, I would've been out after mile 4. So nice to cross that finish line with you, Amber!
What a wonderful trip! I hope we can all do it again next year!