Mar 12, 2011

It's Getting Easier!!

I don't think I've told you guys this, but in 6 weeks, I'm running a half marathon!!  Yikes!  I have been thinking about doing one since the first of the year.  I wanted to give myself a challenge and something to focus on so I wouldn't stress about the adoption.  Low and behold one of my friends told me she's running a half marathon in April.

With her nudging and support, I decided I would do it!  Today I ran 6 miles.  That is the first time I've ever run that far.  The last half mile was pretty rough, but I did it!  I only stopped twice for a water break.  I think once would have been the smarter choice because I started to get some bad cramps towards the end.

I doubted myself last week when I had to do 5.  It's too hard, I can't do it, my knees hurt. Those things are true, if I let them be true.  I'm going to sign up for this thing.  (Registration has to be done by the 15th!)  And I'm going to do it!  I don't know when I'll finish, but I'm going to try.  I'm pretty proud of myself considering I wasn't always a "runner."



Christina said...

Thaqt's awesome! I just ran for the first time in a longgggg time this morning!

Anita said...

Awesome! You can do it! :)

Where are you running? I'm participating in my 1st one too in April in St. Louis with some of my sis & I did 10 miles today & I thought I was going to die! :)

Good luck with the rest of your training!!!

Venessa said...

Just found your blog and now following. We are in the process of doing a private adoption as we are not able to conceive. Thank you for sharing your story!

Jamie said...

Awesome Michelle! I recently became a runner too. I'm registered for a Half in May in Columbus. Saturday I'll run 12 miles for the first time ever! (last September I ran 1 mile for the first time) You'll rock it! I can't wait to hear all about it!