It's a little blurry but you get the idea. A couple of people have asked how my half marathon training is going and I just thought I would give a little update.
I knew it would be, but I have always wanted to do this and I think I kind of knew what I was in for. I had run a 10k about 15 years and 20 pounds lighter ago. So now add in a lot of extra years and more weight and I'm feeling it. But I'm so determined to do this thing.
This photo was taken at the gym today 2/9/11. A friend of mine who lets me bug her about my progress texted me today right before I did my run and said a simple line of encouragement. "Yay....5 miles here you come" I thought she was completely nuts, because up to this point I haven't been able to get past 3 miles, and I've been at this since the end of December. Well, as I was running I just kept pushing and trying to stay focused listening to my tunes. I thought to myself "I just need to prove I can do this" Well, I broke through that brick wall I felt like I was pushing against. It's interesting to me how a somewhat short, simple word of encouragement can really work on my mental state. Thank you dear sweet friend of mine for the boost! I hope I can do this again soon.