Toot Toot

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Today I have to toot my own horn! emoticon

You see, I've signed up for a series of running events locally to MAKE myself train for the Race to Robie Creek 1/2 marathon in Idaho with KATMOMMA3 & MSWEEZER and SEKSUNSHINE there to cheer us on.

I've just started running last August and by October I completed my 1st 5K with my daughter (she's 18 and I came in first LOL). In November, instead of being a couch potato, I ran the 10K turkey trot. Up until today that was my longest running event.

Today, I completed the Virginia is for lovers 14K race IN THE SNOW!! The wind was pretty rough too. But I made it!! I ran 8.67 miles STRAIGHT - no walking and finished in 1hr 33 mins! Yepeeee!!!

I'm just so excited - can you tell??

My husband, daughter and son were there at the finish line - it literally brought tears to my eyes to hear them say how proud of me they were!!

Now for the next race - the Shamrock 1/2 Marathon in March. One month away!! YES I CAN DO IT!!

And for everyone out there who thinks they can't accomplish something - CAN"T should not be in your vocabulary! If I can do this at 41 years old (but 29 and holding in my mind LOL) you can too!! You are stronger than you think.


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PS - I earned my first medal, it's in the shape of a heart!! emoticon
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