Makes My Monday: A Mini Marathon

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Ever heard of a mini marathon? Sometimes it’s called a half marathon. In the words of my beautiful friend Erica “I don’t know why they call it a half. Half implies half the difficulty and effort. I KNOW you gave 100%”.

Dianna finished the Mini!

Yes ma’am, that’s me. With a medal. Because I FINISHED.

It wasn’t easy, and it definitely wasn’t pretty.

But, it definitely MAKES my Monday, and probably even my May!

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  1. Suzanne says:

    GREAT work on finishing the mini (by the way, I’m with Erica…I dont even like when people call it a mini….it’s not a miniature accomplishment, it’s HUGE!!!)

    The weather was gorgeous, the spectators and volunteers were fabulous, and the feeling of crossing the finish line was unmatched! If you are anything like me, you are still limping around from being so sore but so proud of yourself that you don’t even care!! Awesome job!

    • Hooray!!! Did you do as well as you thought? I’m a little disappointed in my time — I fell apart around mile 10.

      And, oh my gosh, I could BARELY WALK Sat evening. We went to Mass, and I was miserable getting up and down to kneel. Paid off, though, cause I brought my medal to show our Deacon. He used to run, too. Did you know that way back when, the mini used to do two loops through Iroquois? Imagine the horror!!

  2. Andrea says:

    Hi there! Thanks for visiting & your kind words on my Makes my Monday post! I hope you don’t mind if I follow your adventures!

    Great job running the half “Mini” marathon! That is a HUGE accomplishment! Congratulations!

    Happy Monday! Hope you are recovering nicely!

  3. Congratulations! Are you sure that picture was taken at the finish line and not at the start? You don’t look exhausted–but maybe you’re just elated that the 13.1 long miles are over!

    • Hah! I’m elated because I’m FINISHED and I’m drinking a delicious ChaiBerg from Heine Brothers! After big races like that, I can’t eat a lot — but I need some calories, so I drink them! They are delicious!!

  4. DIANNA!!!!! I am in AWE of you! Way to go! (and I like that you have a deliciously crealy looking beverage to celebrate…I like those and DON’T work them off first!)

    So happy to see you joining in with Makes My Monday! 🙂
    Thanks for playing along. 🙂

    • Thanks so much, Cheryl! That drink is a ChaiBerg — a frozen chai latte from one of our local coffee stores. Otherwise known as the drink I could partake in three times a day, if it didn’t cost $5, and have 8000 calories!

  5. CONGRATULATIONS Dianna!!!! So inspiring!! I am just re-starting my running journey and I cannot wait to run in a half marathon! Such a HUGE accomplishment… way to go!!!

    • Thanks so much! It’s exciting, and I’m planning on doing it again in the fall! November 12, to be exact!

      • That’s great Dianna!! The half I have planned to run in is on October 23rd! I can’t wait! I just hope once my girls gymnastics meet schedules come out (in August) there isn’t a meet that day. I’m thinking that may be the weekend for the first meet of the year.

        Having a goal is definitely encouraging though 🙂

  6. Awesome!!

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