Monday, May 11, 2009
Seattle Marathon and Reflection
It's coming up and quickly. I signed up to do the Rock-n-Roll Marathon in Seattle June 27th! This last week while in Florida I was only able to run once- so this week I get to nail it hard. I have actually really enjoyed training for this Marathon. Just when I didn't think my body could go any further..somehow it does. I believe at this point it is a mental game. I ran 18 miles just before going to Florida. This week will be the longest I will go before the Marathon. On Friday I will run 20 miles . You would think that I would be dropping all kinds of weight doing this...but NO my body LOVES to hang on to my chub!-But I feel great. I am so blessed to have a healthy body and legs to run with. I love the feel of the pavement under my shoes and the wind in my hair and the sweat on my back. While in Florida I went running one night. I thought to myself "I'm going to go for a nice 6 mile run. I'm here in beautiful Florida, this will be great! So I put on some my I-pod- to Def Leppard (that is great stuff)- I am a 80's closet rocker! I head out and there are frogs and lizards all over the pavement. I have never seen anything like it. We lived in South Carolina, and had lizards and frogs like crazy, but not all over the side walks. So I was really distracted while running trying not to squish anything under my shoes. I jumped over them, screamed when trying not to land on 4 frogs that were in a cluster, dodged them here and there. I was so freaked out. -I was really glad to finish that run! I really try to have a good attitude about things, but that sucked! I know I looked like such a dork! Oh- well! Anyways- I have been so inspired by other friends and family who have challenged themselves in learning and doing new things, relay's, biking, tennis, school , music , photos etc... Thank you for inspiring me! I want to continue to learn and challenge myself. This Marathon is really important to me. I have put so many things on hold in my life for a long, long time and lost sight of who Wendi is! The past 4 months I have been on a journey to learn how to balance my goals, family, friends, church...I'm still figuring it out, but it's so much better! I have really wonderful friends who are talented and I am a better person by just being in your presence. My children I adore- they challenge me and make me better. I get to choose each day what kind of mother I will be! I have so much to learn and so far to go! Lastly but not least, I just have to say how madly in love I am with my husband. I am oozing with love and warmth for him. I'm ALIVE and love it!