Monday, April 26, 2010


After 3 months of commited training for the Country Music 1/2 Marathon, I can finally say I did it!!!! 13.1 miles. I crossed the finish line at 2 hours and 21 minutes. I can't say it was a piece of cake, because it was H.A.R.D HARD!!! I have to admit I walked a little of it. If I had ran the whole thing I could have done it in less time, but I really tried. I never thought it in a zillion years I could accomplish such a thing, but my focus and commitment kept me going. I wanted to proof to myself and others that I could do this. Here I am with my friends who completed and Emily. We kept each other going most of the way.

And OMG the hills! The first hill seemed to be neverending as was the last hill before finish. I thought I was going to pass out on that last hill. However, the run didn't really start bothering me until after mile marker 11 into 12. I was fine up until that point. Seriously, the crowd of people and my friends kept me going. I loved them all for giving me the energy I needed.

This was such an amazing experience. I remember when I was running past Vanderbilt and looking ahead and seeing thousands of people in front of me! Wow! It was an unbelievable experience and I wish I had a picture to have captured that moment. I got emotional thinking about how wonderful this little adventure was and that I was doing it with that many people!

For a while now I've been wanting to run one of these marathons and now I can say I did. Check Mark! When I started running back in January, I could barely do 1/2 a mile. For real! Now I know I can run at least a full 12 miles. When I reached the finish line I actually got somewhat emotional. I was so proud of myself for actually completing it. Very cool indeed.

What shall my next adventure/goal be?! A triathalon maybe? :) I guess you'll just have to wait and see.

Sunday, April 18, 2010

New to this blog thing

So my oldest friend in the world ;) Kristy has insisted I start a blog off my own. Her words, "everyone's doin' it, so should you". So here I am! She actually started it for me...2 hours to be exact of her time went into creating my blog layout and stuff (not sure what stuff consists off). I'm definitely appreciative because I just learned the importance of couponing and well, all those ladies have BLOGS! I want to read them now to see how I too can save money on groceries. So this is how all this came to be...I talked to Kristy and ta da...she made it happen. Thanks PW, you've now added additional things to my 'to do' list. :) This is great actually. I'll be able to freely express my thoughts and let others keep up with my life. I wonder whether this will be addictive or if I'll take this with an attitude of 'ahh, I'll come to it later'. But in all stay in tune...I do plan on posting pictures and stories in the next few days. Thanks chica! Because of you, I'm now, or hope to be, a blogger like everyone else. :)

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Testing The Waters

I'm learning the ropes of the blogging world! This site is under construction...stay tuned!