Hello friends... Happy New Year! Can't believe it. But alas, it's time to attack it.
And ... dun du duuunnn....(drumroll)
Yes! I AM TRAINING FOR A HALF MARATHON.
Can't believe it...
And some of you guys just "smelled" it on me...lol...didn't you?!? I posted that I finished 9 miles last Sunday... and it's so funny how so many of you lovelies figured it out. Smart cookies. Got your thinking caps on, don't ya?
It's just so scary to say that out loud. Me? 13.1 Miles??? Are you sure?
Well, I sure wasn't, but I started out to try anyway. I've been training since early November for this diddy. You know I'm always telling you guys my latest charades. Well this time, I was so afraid I couldn't do it that I didn't announce it. But it's not exactly that I was afraid I couldn't do a HM, because I know that one day I can do it... but for this particular HM, what if my body wasn't strong enough? what if I get injured? what if I lose my enthusiasm? what if I didn't have the money to put into all the things I need (water belt, shoes, energy packs, registration)? what if I can't take waking up early for the training sessions? what if I hit a running wall I can't break? Just a lot of "if's" I guess...
Fear. Me? Afraid? Of "IF's"? How ridiculous and uber pathetic is that? I mean, that's just completely NOT like me. If I do something, I just do it, I'm all in. But this one struck me and made me think. Made me quite humble to my body. I was afraid of the negatives instead of focusing on the positives that could come. So when the last few months have not been easy for me, I am slowly getting back on my own feet for January. And as I'm getting up, I'M OWNING IT!
And so I am verbalizing the following... to everyone...
I AM GOING TO DO MY FIRST HALF MARATHON ON Feb 20th 2011... and coincidently move another step forward to being that fine running machine I truly want to be. It's the Fort Lauderdale A1A Half Marathon... "where the beach is your finish line". Their logo, not mine. How cute is that though?
I've got more to report, promise! Especially about my recent 10K escapade... stay tuned.
Here's a little photo of me at the beginning of it all in November. A hot mess at just 4 little miles. I'm pretend running in this pic, because I remember this was right around where my knees started killing me, and I was like, "let me take a picture now as opposed to later when my face is in agony...lol". Ok, not giving away the story!
And thanks friends.... RUNJEWELRUN, MBSHAZZER, RAWKNRUN, FRUITYCHERRY, SCHENPOSSIBLE, SUNSHINE667 and a few others who kept nudging me along. You guys, as always, rock my socks. Hugs to all....
And DON'T LET FEAR RULE YOU.
...for reading. Leave me a note... I love that!
"If at first you don't succeed... try, try again."
With man, this is possible. With GOD, ALL things are possible.