Saturday, April 11, 2009

Resolutions and such

So one of my New Years Resolutions was to run a half marathon this year. There were a few factors that aided this resolution... one being that my surgeon told me I'd NEVER run again. Yeah, he told me to get a new hobby because I'd never ever ever EVER run again. Yeah, pretty much don't tell me I can't do something because that will ultimately motivate me beyond measure. Another factor was that I needed a goal to work toward. I figured a full marathon was a bit much to reach for less than a year after major back surgery, but a half marathon would be a GREAT goal to work toward. Today I went on an AMAZING 6 mile run with Sarah. My favorite part of my run is when I get past that 5 mile wall. Once I pass that wall, I feel like I can run forever. For a while, I was stuck at 5 miles... I couldn't break the 5 mile marker to save my life! But thanks to my faithful running buddy Sarah, and the amazingly beautiful river trail, I've been able to successfully break that marker a few times now. The way I look at it, I'm half way to my half marathon... So basically, I just ran a quarter marathon! Yess! Okay, maybe not quite, but like I said, I need a goal! Next goal: 7 miles... any takers? I'm off to soak my feet and hydrate my body... you sweat a LOT running 6 miles!


Sarah said...

YOU sweat a lot..salty goodness:)

7..this week...we can do it! Hmmm how can we do 7 interestingly??? I'm thinking Tuesday???

good job friend..proud of you

Amy Culp said...

That is so amazing! I have always wanted to be a runner, but just don't have the follow through neccesary. People who can make a goal like this and push toward it always amaze and inspire me. Keep going!

sarah said...

Here's an idea...since it is a little awkward for me to run right now, you should devote that 7th mile to when you get to mile 6 just start saying, "ok, this next mile is for Sarah who really really wants to run, but has a slight disadvantage with the huge hump on her abdomen."

Thanks, friend! ;)

Christian said...

you can dooooooo it!!

sa said...


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