Thursday, July 30, 2009

Wish Me Luck

At the beginning of July I practiced my running skills and did a 5K with my friend Sandi Stephenson. I am glad I did, so I could see what the whole running thing is like since I am doing the Tacoma Narrows half marathon this weekend. Saturday in fact. What a crazy thing to do on my birthday.

Anyone who knows me well, knows running has never been my thing. I just decided to take it up after Brody was born. My friend Annalisa Perkins talked me into doing a half marathon with her. I thought it would be a good goal for me and something to push myself more than I normally would.

Part of me is really excited to run this. And part of me is scared to death. We have been training and have run 10 miles quite a few times, but then my leg started flaring up. We didnt get a chance to run the full 13 miles , I think I will be able to do it, but there are two things that worry me- 1. that my leg will flare up again and 2. that the heat will kill me. Of course this has to be the hottest week in Washington in like forever.

But I am excited nonetheless. I think it will be cool to say I did it. And the part I am looking forward to the most, is the finish line where Eric and the kids will be waiting for me.

Here are some pics of me doing the Kent Cornocopia 5K with Sandi. I am guessing I am going to look a lot works aftger 13 miles.



8 comments:

jjstringham said...

Congrats on the 5K and good luck with the marathon! Don't break a leg though. :-P

The Brady Bunch said...

Way to go!!! That is amazing...I am going to be running a 5k in septmeber...but a half marathon...that is AWESOME!!! Good luck...I will be thinking about you, maybe I will work up enough guts to run one someday, but for know, I am just hoping to finish the 5k!

Courtney said...

Good luck!!! All my friends are running marathons this year, it's very cool :) I'm too lazy though :)

Billykidd said...

this is just so awesome. can't wait to here all about it! GOOD LUCK!!!

Mary said...

Wow! That's cool. I have no desire to ever run a marathon...well actually I'd love to run one and to get into shape, but I just too lazy. Way to go. Good luck! Hope that the knee holds out for you.

Jaime said...

good luck this weekend. You can do it Maria!

Mark and Jennifer said...

I have no desire to run period. But, I'm proud to have a daughter who is doing it. Way to go!

Annalisa and Jacob said...

Happy Birthday Maria!! You did awesome today! I am so proud of you for pushing through and finishing so strong. It was so much fun!