I always wanted one of those medals! And now I have my own!
I freakin' did it!! Painful knee and all!
Leslie and I before our run
my friend, K, did the run, too. It was great seeing her after the race!
After months of training, I actually accomplished my goal of running and completing a 1/2 marathon. Leslie and I encouraged each other during our training. At the beginning of my training, I wasn't sure if I could do it. She talked me through it and helped me along the way. I loved doing this together. She rode the train up from her home and stayed over Friday night so that we could leave early Saturday morning. We even squeezed in a pedicure on Friday night together! On Saturday, everything was so well organized with parking and shuttles. I was very impressed. It was quite windy, but it felt great out there. I loved the trail. At the beginning of my run, I felt great and was keeping my goal pace. Then, around mile 6, my knee began to give me trouble. I've been trying to nurse a sore IT band, which affects my left knee. It really slowed me down. I had to pull over to the side a few times to stretch out. It really, really disappointed me. Especially because I have worked SO hard to build up my running distance and endurance. BUT, I did run the whole 13.1 miles and I can say I DID IT!! Part of me still has a hard time believing that I did it. I remember running my first 5K and that was a big accomplishment for me. I couldn't imagine going another 10 miles! Now, here I am. I'm actually thinking of doing another 1/2 marathon. I'm hoping that I can get my IT Band healed and go for a better time. We'll see.
6/11: T was playing around with his new CTR ring, a glow in the dark one. He then asked: "Mom, if good people choose the right, do bad people choose the left?" -- Ah, good question!
12/10: J informed us that he KNOWS Santa is real due to the fact that "you guys are too cheap to buy us the good stuff that Santa brings!"
T wanted to know why some of his friends had paperclips on their teeth. We figured out that he was talking about braces!
10/10: T "Dad, I want to be a cowboy. J can be my horse!"
6/28/10: J: "Dad, what does a sweet tooth look like?"
6/10: When J was just about done practicing the piano, he said, "I'm almost done finishing!"
11/24/09: While we were shopping at the gift shop in Yosemite, J was very puzzled. He picked up an item with "Yosemite" written on it and said, "Mom, they keep putting a Y in Gethsemene?!?" He thought Yosemite was Gethsemene.
11/25/09: T was pointing out that since we've been to Yellowstone, we should go to Purplestone next.
10/08/09: G and T were looking at the plastic planets hanging from N & B's ceiling. G was explaining things about them when T asked: Are there tacos on Mars?
8/19/09: G asked T, "How many fingers do you have?" T replied, without hesitation, "All!"
6/09: When my nephew, C, was visiting, he didn't remember N's name. He was trying to tell me something about N by saying, "The Long One"! I knew EXACTLY who he was talking about! My 5'9" 13 year-old!
"In my many years I have come to a conclusion that one useless man is a shame, two is a law firm, and three or more is a congress"-- John Adams
"It takes hundreds of nuts to hold a car together, but it takes only one of them to scatter it all over the highway"-- Evan Esar
"The squeaking wheel doesn't always get the grease. Sometimes it gets replaced" --Vic Gold
"How much easier it is to be critical than to be correct" -- Benjamin Disraeli
"The test of courage comes when we are in the minority. The test of tolerance comes when we are in the majority" -- Ralph W. Sockman "I don't know half of you half as well as I should like; and I like less than half of you half as well as you deserve" -- JRR Tolkien
"A friend is someone who knows the song in your heart and can sing it back to you when you have forgotten the words" -- Unknown
"Friends are quiet angels who lift us to our feet when our wings have trouble remembering how to fly" -- Unknown
"About the time we think we can make ends meet, somebody moves the ends" -- Herbert Hoover
"Life is a long lesson in humility" -- James M. Barrie
"The search for happiness is one of the chief sources of unhappiness" -- Eric Hoffer
"In the soft and gentle arms of a mother's love, children can come to know the voice of the Lord" -- Dwan J. Young
"Love is but the discovery of ourselves in others, and the delight in the recognition" -- Poet Alexander Smith
"One thing talk can't accomplish is communication. This is because everybody's talking too much to pay attention to what anyone is saying" -- P.J. O'Rourke
"If your ship doesn't come in, swim out to it" -- Jonathan Winters
"You can't leave a footprint that lasts if you're always on tiptoe" -- Marion C. Blakey
"The only nice thing about being imperfect is the joy it brings to others" -- Doug Larson
"Kindness is in our power, even when fondness is not". ~Samuel Johnson (thanks for the quote, Raimi!!)
"If you don't stand for something, you will fall for anything" --President Gordon B. Hinkley
My Favorite TV Shows -- Not That I Have Time to Watch Them All!!