Sunday, September 19, 2010


Did you miss me? Probably not. I didn't blog last week because other responsibilities took over. This week, I focused upon making my mileage. Needless to say, this week was a challenge, indeed!

I told myself that I had to do every frigging mile of my training plan this week. I can see my half, just around the corner. I asked the kids to tag along on Monday for my training run. I had Captain Awesome in the stroller and Diva on the bike. Little Miss Diva was texting ahead of me and it just reminded me of how slow I was going. But hey... Quality family time, right?

Also this week, the emails and FaceBook updates from my half-marathon have increased in frequency. With each email or ping from my cell phone (from a FB update), the nerves churned in my stomach. I started questioning my ability. At one point I gave myself a time limit to finish the half. Today, my goal is to just finish. Finish it. That's all I want to do at this point. Finish it. I've been told that I am not ready. I've been told that I should just put off my first half. That just breaks my heart.

I did my ten miles, the most I've ever done, this weekend. Talk about pain! Even so, a day later, I'm ready for another run. Does that make me a runner? I do believe so.

I really don't have much more to say. Only, I want to finish.



  1. Woohoo! I am so proud of you! I hope I can say 10 miles too in a couple months! You WILL finish, I know you will, there is no way you won't, I don't see an ounce of quitting in you! The big day will be here soon!

  2. YAY!! Great job in getting in your miles!! You will do great in your half marathon! :D

  3. Thank you so much Elissa and Zaneta. Your words of encouragement means so much to me. I look forward to replaying them on miles 9, 10, 11, 12 and 13!!!! Whew! It's gonna be a doozy.

  4. You are going to finish! My motto: Do or do not, there is no try!
    If you could do 10, you can finish. Just KNOW it.

  5. That Yoda is one smart cookie!!!! :-)

  6. Hi Rambler! :) I just gave you an award on my blog, because I'm having a lot of fun reading about your training and adventures in mommy-land. Good job!