Saturday, June 27, 2009
So the half marathon is over! I did it! 13.1 miles and I ran the whole thing! The spectators, my family, and especially Jane were the best, I couldn't have done it without them (her)! I felt strong and great through the whole race and I am so grateful that Jane pushed me to do this and that I really did do it. I saw a friend from NY who flew in to race, and some friends from the ward came to cheer us on. What a blessing to have so many wonderful and supportive people in my life! That especially goes to my love, Jake. He encouraged me to go running every night and took care of the kids like a champ while I was gone. He even got them all up, dressed, fed and to the race so they could watch me run by. What an amazing partner; I love you! All in all, it was a wonderful opportunity and a greater challenge that I can now say I have overcome.
So it's 4:30 AM on a Saturday morning and I am blogging! But the real reason is that I get to run the Rock N' Roll Half Marathon today!!! I have been training with my friend Jane even though it sold out before I could get registered. But thanks to Craig's List and a woman who hurt her knee, I am now able to run the race. This has been such a crazy 9 week journey for me. Before this I have never really been a runner. And now I love it and I can't wait to get out there. There is a huge sense of accomplishment on my part because I could barely run a mile when we started training. I have had so much fun, and I've really grown, and honestly...I am proud of myself! Wish us, (me,) luck and I'll see you at the finish line!!!