Thursday, May 6, 2010

RUNNING RUNNING RUNNING....

So, I have been running! Running most days, Training for a 1/2 marathon on MAY 30th!
I am up to 10 miles this coming sunday for my long run... IF I feel good about it, I will try and do 11 miles!
I have set a goal of doing a 1/2 marathon in 2 1/2 hours...
At first I thought that was very slow... I mean really, I only run at about 5 1/2 MPH on average (sometimes faster, and for sure slower while climbing the hills!)
BUT then I started to remember...
I am NOT a small runner like most... IN FACT,
I am considered an ATHENA! YES, someone that weighs over 150 lbs (no height restrictions) is considered a BIGGER runner! HUH??
Oh well, atleast I have a chance in HELL of winning in something... OK, kidding....
Anyways, a friend of mine quoted a quote to me the other day... it says....
"It's not how fast you finish, but that you had the courage to start!"
Amen sister!!!
SO, I have the courage... now to get to that starting line on the 30th and give it my all!

3 comments:

Sharon said...

Love the quote! And best of luck. I am so not a runner, but admire those who are. Can't wait to read about and you need to post some pics. ;)

Organized Nutrition said...

Sharon, I never thought I was a runner either... BUT last Aug. I started small... I know when I did a mile in 12 min I was so excited! NOW if it is a 12 min mile, I am LET DOWN...LOL!
I cry each week when I do another long run and add a mile... Like last sunday, I cried in joy because never in my life had I thought I would run 9 miles... and there I was having done it! HECK, in high school I could barely do the mile! YOU COULD RUN, you just have to have the want to do it! It is a great time on the road to collect your thoughts and be in peace.. of coures with hip hop music in your ears..LOL!

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