(Photo from the Portland, OR Japanese Gardens)
"Endurance is one of the most difficult disciplines,
but it is to the one who endures
that the final victory comes." ~ Buddha
I'm back from the Whidbey Island Marathon,
where I walked 13.1 miles in my very first half marathon.
It was a lovely Girls' weekend with fabulous women,
good food, gorgeous weather and a beautiful course.
I had more pain than expected
(due to a pesky, slightly weighted fanny pack)
but made it across the finish line.
Now I can't wait for next year!
And am thinking about doing the Happy Girls Half Marathon
in Sisters, Oregon in November.
A friend is on his way to Boston
to run one more Boston Marathon
after last year's tragic event.
Sending out endurance energy and good thoughts!
(Photo copyright: Kirsten Steen)