Monday, April 11, 2011

The Check WILL Come!

So yesterday, something amazing happened.

I mean, totally-awesome-I'm-utterly-impressed-with-myself, AMAZING!

I ran.  On a trail.

For the longest distance and time I've ever done.

In. My. Life.

Granted, it was only 4 miles in 40 minutes - but I was riding high afterwards.

I was never one who wanted to exercise - ever.  But then I started being a constant Pod for Beans.  And suddenly, my metabolism decided to plummet.

Actually, it felt like my metabolism came to a sudden and complete stop.

Hence, my introduction to exercise.

Now, 4 beans later, I have begun training for my first ever 1/2 marathon.

 I started training for a 1/2 marathon when Bitty Bean was 2 months old, but injured my knee before race-day. I was doctor-ordered to rest for 4 months to let it heal.  Before the four months were up, the Pod was occupied with Boy Bean.

But I digress.

So here I am, an almost-29-year-old mama, forcing myself to lumber across track, field, and road, seeking a check mark on my bucket list.


My goal: 
Run the 13.1 miles of the Rock 'N Roll 1/2 Marathon in September in 130 minutes.


Will I succeed?  I don't know. I mean, at this point, the farthest I've ever run - IN MY LIFE - is the 4 mile/40 minute trail run of yesterday.  But it felt good. It was actually fun!  My body was strong and I was accomplishing a goal that was not mom-related.

I don't have to run to change diapers faster, fold laundry better, or clean my house more thoroughly.


It is for me.

As the woman I was pre-kids, the woman I want to be, the woman I'm capable of becoming.

And, I really, REALLY, like how less of my body jiggles with each mile.

Copyright 2011

6 comments:

  1. You can do it! Just keep putting one foot in front of the other:)

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  2. :) I love your corky posts ...and your determination!!!

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  3. AWESOME...just AWESOME!!!! I remember how disappointed you were when you bummed up the knee and had to give it complete rest. Just want you to know that Uncle Doug and I will be at the FINISH LINE cheering you across!!!!
    and I know your Personal Trainer will give you lots of advice!!

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  4. You can do it! I ran the 8k and it is addicting. Keep it up!

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  5. I just commented on your UBP post asking where you were stationed and then saw this post. You must live pretty close to me....my husband is thinking about doing the 1/2 marathon in Sept too!

    I have never been a runner....at all, but I am halfway through the couch to 5K program hoping to complete my first 5K at the end of May! Congrats on your running accomplishments and good luck in your 1/2 marathon!

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Thank you for your thoughts and encouragement!