Yesterday I participated in the 14th Annual Laguna Hills Memorial Day Half Marathon. Was I ready for race number 9? No! Though it was a beautiful course, due to illness I have not been able to run as much as I would have liked. The Friday prior to the race I started taking a new medication via injection so my thighs were already sore from that making it even harder to run. Am I glad that I participated in this race and honored those who have served our country? Yes! It was a beautiful course in a beautiful city. With every race that I participate I always learn new things about myself and who I am as a runner. I am proud so say that I am strong and determined and will not let anything slow me down!