Tuesday, August 12, 2008

A full span of the spectrum...

I went from having no desire to run to signing up for a 1/2 marathon(13.5 miles). I started a 9 week training program to prepare. As I analyzed my thoughts and feelings, I realized I didn't want to run because I had a lot of self doubt. I am still carrying around the baby weight from both my boys and I thought that ruled me out. In spite of my diligent efforts working out at Gold's gym the last 3 1/2 months, very little has changed. My friend loves to run and I encouraged her to sign up for the 1/2 marathon that she was looking into. I had NO intention of joining her. Then the idea came into my mind that we could train together. With the help of God I have overcome my self-doubt and I registered yesterday. I am going to OWN this race! I ran 4 miles today and I felt strong and able. I'm looking forward to becoming even stronger and more accustomed to running. I remember well the runner's high I used to get when I was a teenager. That is something to look forward to as well. I'm still surprised that I've leaped from one of end of the spectrum to another in a few days.

6 comments:

camille said...

you will have no problemo doing that race. I (don't pass out) actually ran a 1/2 marathon last summer and I'm the farthest thing from a runner there IS...it felt so good to accomplish that goal, though. Good luck!

katie said...

Dude, you will own this race. No doubt about it. I am so proud of you!

Brenda said...

You are inspiring! I respect runners so much, mostly because running always kicks my butt. I'm sure you are going to do more than you thought possible with this challenge! You're awesome!

Leslie said...

Good luck with the race. I just finished a very beginner triathlon and am ready for a break. You can do it and I am sure you will do great.

lisa said...

Hi Marg! You've got it in your blood! You owned the soccer field so I KNOW you can own this race. I will have to admit. Running just doesn't feel so natural after 2 kids. GOODLUCK!

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