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Well…if he can do THAT!…then

We have 2 beautiful, enegetic children ages 7 & 5. We have found that for my husband and I to train together, we are going to need to get creative. Today for our 3 mile run, Jeff decided to put both kids in the trek “ride” (Buggy-type jogging stroller). It was a tight squeeze for the two, totalling 80lbs. I think we may have overloaded the thing, but regardless, he pushed them the entire run. Tired or not, there was no way I was going to wimp out on this one! Especially after seeing multiple people we knew. And, I made it. YEAH!

Having my husband there has been imparitive. I have a hard time staying motivated alone. I find it too easy to create excuses for myself when I’m by myself. I am thankful for his support during this.

 
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Posted by on May 23, 2011 in Marathon 2011

 

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Not the best run…to put it mildly

Three miles was supposed to be easy. It wasn’t. I’ve been doing 3 miles for months, why was it so hard? Maybe because I thought it was supposed to be easy, I took off too fast. Or, God’s looking down at me saying, “Show off. Don’t forget me.” I admit it, I forgot Him. I took off, thinking ‘I’ve got this. I can do this one, no problem.’ I whistled for the dog, and ran like a bat out of…well, you get the point. Isn’t this supposed to be easy? I know, it takes a lot of muscle work, but I looks like all you have to do is put one foot in front of the other and go. Why do I have to think so hard? Such as: How to breathe so that I’m not collapsed on the ground in a side cramp. How to keep relaxed to prevent injury. How to pace yourself so that you go as quickly as you can, but not too fast so that you burn out.

All this new information is making me scared that I’m not going to be ready in time to be able to do this for…WHAT WAS IT?!…26.2 MILES?!!! How am I going to have all this figured out by then? I think I need to go find my quiet place with my prayers, and have God give me the confidence, because clearly I doesn’t come from me.

 
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Posted by on May 18, 2011 in Marathon 2011

 

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Back at the helm

I’ve taken a break from blogging due to my crazy schedule. But, things are clearing up, and my training schedule is beginning, so HERE I AM!!

A quick update as to what is going on. Jeff and I have been running 2-3 times a week, and just maintaining an easy schedule. Things have been going well, although I have to admit that my longest run is only 4.5 miles. I feel like I have a LONG way to go. But, exciting things are happening.

Jeff and I have decided to sign up for Team in Training (TNT) together! Tomorrow, we’ll be heading into the cities to the kick of party for TNT. I think I’m more excited right now than nervous, but I’m sure that’s going to change. Doing it together makes us both nervous that we can reach the fund raising minimum, but we can do 3 times as much together that we can do apart, so with a lot of prayer, we will get it done.

As the marathon ramps up, my dancing days are winding down. We have just finished up recital weekend, and the dance center I teach at will be closing its doors. God’s timing is perfect, and as sad as I am about that, I’m equally excited to see what he has planned for me next.

Ecclesiastes 3:1 There is a time for everything, and a season of every activity under heaven

 
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Posted by on May 10, 2011 in Marathon 2011

 

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I’m Posting every day in 2011!

I’ve decided I want to blog more. Rather than just thinking about doing it, I’m starting right now.  I will be posting on this blog once a day for all of 2011.

I know it won’t be easy, but it might be fun, inspiring, awesome and wonderful. Therefore I’m promising to make use of The DailyPost, and the community of other bloggers with similiar goals, to help me along the way, including asking for help when I need it and encouraging others when I can.

If you already read my blog, I hope you’ll encourage me with comments and likes, and good will along the way.

 
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Posted by on January 10, 2011 in Marathon 2011

 

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