Monday, November 29, 2010

great motivators

So my last post was complainy, because I was beyond frustrated with my finishing time in the half marathon. I'm feeling a little bit better about it. Sometimes, you just have to pick yourself up off of the ground and keep going.. which is so true for running. Anyways, I was looking at my race finishing times today (in avoidance of finals studying...) and decided that I've come a really long way.

At this time two years ago, I was at my heaviest weight. Ever. That was 20 pounds ago. I still have more weight that I want to use and I still have a long way to go with my running in order to be at my best, but I've done a lot in the past two years that I'm impressed with.

So I want to share my times:
Fort 4 Fitness half marathon [sept 2009]: 3:15:52
Indianapolis Monumental half marathon [nov 2009]: 2:55:49.6
3 Rivers Festival Runners on Parade 5k [july 2010]: 38:37.0
Jacksonville Outback Distance Classic half marathon [nov 2010]: 3:04:00

I have my most difficult running challenge coming up in January: Goofy's Race and a Half Challenge at Disney World. 39.3 miles in two days. It will be my first full marathon and my first absolutely insane decision regarding running. I'm nervous, excited, scared, happy...

Anyways... I need to train. I know that I can run the distance, but I don't want to be completely frustrated with myself. So yeah.

It's humbling to share my finishing times, that's for sure. I love races... I'm definitely not the fastest girl or the most in shape girl out there, but I am strong willed. I can finish what I put my mind to.

"Running is the greatest metaphor for life, because you get out of it what you put into it."

-Oprah Winfrey

Ok back to studying.


  1. I'm proud of you. I know you were disappointed in yourself but it's important to keep on trying and that's what you are willing to do. It's too bad finals are coming up which makes it hard to train but I know you wuill keep trying. I'm glad I ran with you.

  2. you are strong willed that is for sure! Given me a challenge from day one!