Sunday, July 26, 2009

Fund Raiser Update!!

We have now reached $2548.00!! Our goal is $3200.00 but I hope to exceed that by October!

Thanks for your continued support and generous donations! I could not do this without the love and encouragement that I receive from everyone!

Now I'm off to stretch these sore muscles of mine!

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Now I Understand!

I'm well into my marathon training with 2 long runs under my belt (10 and 12 miles) I have begun to understand what it means to have "black toes", "chafe" in areas that should not chafe, taking "ice baths", "fartleks" and "pickups".

I have had runs that when I was done I seriously wanted to cry, or could barely walk due to cramping muscles are chaffed thighs!

Garrett my fiancee can not understand why I take and tolerate an ice bath when he can hear me screaming from the other room.

I'm getting nervous and I am doubtful at times if I can really pull this off. I am scared!

I run on the treadmill, run on the track, at the beach and anywhere I can. I sing out loud to the songs that pump me up and I even at times find myself doing the "Rocky" salute!

I have never been one for "self motivation" as far as working out, but I do find myself motivated when I gear up for a run.

I proudly wear my headband 26.2 and wonder if anyone really understands what that means.

You understand I am not an athlete, I have never been one for running or training unless I was being forced to. But I am on a mission and I have forgotten lately why. So I look at my pictures of Johnathon and I remember the long nights in the hospital, the long days after his passing, it is then that I remember WHY I am doing this.

Thanks for your continued support in my efforts to train for this marathon.

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Still here!

Just an update to let you know I'm still here and still training. I have been busy with the kids now that they are out for the summer. I'm still training and it is harder some days than others. Right now the hardest part is finding the time to run before it gets too hot. I'm on the count down now it is about 15 weeks before Chicago and I am scared and nervous. I just take it one day at a time and keep moving forward. I have a few races coming up in July, so that will keep me busy and motivated.

Thanks for all the support and I will be back with more updates.