The day you’re born. The first day of school. Your first kiss. Your first day in a real job. These are almost universal monumental moments in any girl’s life, but in the life of a marathon runner another milestone will always be notched in our memories: the first time we toed the line and finished a marathon.
Maybe your first was slow, or maybe it was faster than you dreamed. Maybe it wasn’t quite what you hoped or perhaps it was the best race ever. But no matter how it went, you’ll only ever have one first marathon, and in that it’s special.
Today, we share memories from our first marathons and hope to hear about yours as well. And this fall as you embark on your big race–be it a marathon or a mile, be it your first or your fifteenth, whether you’re a veteran road warrior or still considering if the marathon is for you–we hope our stories inspire you and maybe make you laugh a little too!