******i finished my first half-marathon early july 4th! it was an exhausting & great experience! yes, i had tears in my eyes when i crossed that finish line! i ran on sauvie island near portland with over 2,000 runners...my time wasn't all i wanted it to be...2 hrs 18 min...but i learned a lot (mostly what not to do when running that long). all i wanted to do was eat some of the strawberry shortcake afterwards! one mistake i made was not taking any goo during the race or eating enough beforehand. but i will for sure do another one...not sure about those full marathons yet though!