Sunday, October 11, 2009

One Week from Today!

Yes, the big week is finally here! The Girlfriends half marathon is a week from today and I have to say that I'm more excited than nervous. That fact alone is a complete miracle, but then again, I have six days to get those butterflies humming! I am so thankful for a group of girlfriends that have all helped me with my training. The list is very long and it makes me smile whenever I think about it. When I say help, that means a word of encouragement all the way to advise for training, all of it has helped prepare me.

So, is the next goal a full marathon, NO WAY! To be honest, I'm looking forward to getting back to my normal workout routine. My spin classes and cardio/weight circuit training classes are calling my name. To be honest, I feel like I'm in better shape after doing those classes than all this running. BUT, it has felt GREAT having a goal and working hard to get there. I NEVER EVER EVER EVER EVER thougth I would do this. I have never run longer than a couple miles before, so each long run was the longest I have ever done. This Sunday at the race will be the longest I've ever run at 13.1 miles! My knees are not liking the running and my feet are quite sore, but I will press on to the goal I have set for myself. It is going to feel amazing crossing that finish line and seeing all my friends achieve their goal as well. If anyone out there is considering doing this, GO FOR IT!!! I am not a runner, if I can do this ANYONE CAN DO THIS! It has, however, taken quite a bit of training time that I was not quite prepared for. Some of these ladies with really little kids, WOW, I don't know how they are doing it, so thank you husbands out there for supporting us and allowing us to achieve this goal!

The countdown is on and I can't wait to check this one off the bucket list!!! Let's go get em girlfriends!


The Corrigan Five said...

i am so excited for you... i can NOT imagine me running a race like this either, so i am extra super impressed and proud of you for all your diligence and strength... go girl!! i'll be praying for you next Sunday!!

Corrigans said...

I'll be praying for you too! I know you'll do great! I wanna see some pics! :)

Rachel said...

SOOO EXCITED for you!!! :) You've worked SOO hard - all that training will pay off Sunday!! :)