Tuesday, November 18, 2008

"In Training" for Life

I'm so excited! I got my "In Training for Las Vegas Marathon" tshirt yesterday!! Of course, I had to go for a run this morning proudly wearing my shirt!! I'm such a dork but I'm so excited by this shirt...it makes it even more official!! Stephen was trying to talk me into giving the shirt to him (b/c it is a bit too big for me) but there's no way I'm doing that...this shirt means too much to me. For years I thought that there was no way I could be a runner...I weigh too much, I'm not in shape, parts of my body jiggle when I run, blah, blah, blah, blah. It wasn't one event that changed my mind but at some point I told that voice in the back of my head to shut the hell up, I started running and look at me now...I'm training for my first ever race. Awww, I'm tearing up right now. It's just a stupid shirt to everyone else but to me it's a symbol of how far I've come over conquering all the negative things I used to (and occasionally still) say to myself.

I wore that shirt with pride this morning. I may be slower than other runners but I got out there this morning when it was 25 degrees F and ran. There were parts when my sore legs were not happy but I finished with a smile, a clear head, and an absolute sense of pride about what I can accomplish when I just try.

"The miracle isn't that I finished. The miracle is that I had the courage to start."~John Bingham

Today's Plan:
Activity: 5.5 mile run
PreRun: Odwalla Super Protein Bar
Breakfast: 1/3 cup oatmeal, 1/6 cup raisins, 1 banana, 1 1/2 tbsp PB
Lunch: I brought 1/2 turkey and hummus sammie and broccoli but I'm not really feeling it so I might grab Subway or something else
Snacks (if needed): popcorn, orange
Dinner: Homemade creamy tomato soup, grilled cheese, salad

8 comments:

Sara said...

You should wear that shirt proudly b/c you certainly deserve it!! You have come so far these past few months and you have worked hard for it!!!

I love John Bingham - it is nice having a regular person so well known and featured instead of it always being elites. He is someone we can all relate to which makes running a hell of a lot more accessible!

Sara said...

P.S. Definitely sign up for plus3network - think of all the money you can have donated on your behalf with your kick ass training!!

SeaBreeze said...

I love the quote!

Sparky said...

Does the race send you the shirt? Very cool!

Jen said...

I agree!!! You definitely deserve to wear that shirt!!!! you have earned every FIBER in that shirt!!!!

Born to Run said...
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Born to Run said...

You're so awesome! I would be totally excited about the shirt too.

Heather said...

WTG!!! :D