Thursday, October 14, 2010

It's almost here!

Sunday I run my first half marathon. Honestly, it's been a rough last month of training. It turns out I have some alignment/leg length issues that are wreaking havoc with my hips and lower back. Pretty much every step hurts. But, I'm stretching, wearing a lift, icing, and I will finish the race on Sunday morning. I've been laughing because "It takes a village to make Anna run a half marathon". Tom has been amazing, picking up the slack at home and supporting me. The kids are learning about goal setting, determination, and constantly chanting, "Go Mommy Go!". I am doing this for me. It has been a welcome distraction to my babies being in school all day. It is not something I ever thought I would do.
I ask for your prayers this weekend. I'm nervous, I'm excited, and I'm ready to be done! Sunday morning 8 am, think of me.
I love this excerpt from the GR Marathon Newsletter from earlier this week:


"This is the week when lives will change. On Sunday, many people, for the first time, will run 26.2 (13.1) miles. They'll learn new things about themselves. They'll meet the challenge that they've set. And their lives will never be the same again.
This is the time that a plan that's been developing for a long time finally comes to fruition. It's the result of many, many hours of training and preparation. And, in spite of some sore legs and some other physical discomfort, they're having the time of their lives.
Our goals aren't always comfortable. The good ones aren't very easy. But when I see the looks on the faces as they cross the finish line, I KNOW that they were all worthwhile.
Anyone who can run 26(13) miles can do anything. And this is the time YOU prove it to yourself."

6 comments:

Triplet Mom said...

I used to run too... and I loved it. But then my knee went bad and now my back. Now I'm thankful if I can go for a walk. After this race... get some rest babe! I am so proud of you & your determination! You go lady!

Kaiton Family said...

SOOOOOO TRUE!!! And as that was the thought that went over and over in my head as I gave birth ( I ran 26 miles!! I can do this!) I think it is a bit different for you! You can think, "If I gave birth and survived the first year....let alone 7 years with my precious triplets, I can run 13 miles...Pain??? I'll show you pain, Exhaustion? I'll show you exhaustion!!!Accomplishing a life changing "goal"? I'll show you accomplishment (cue Abby Sophie and Noah)!!" Now I"m not trying to take away from your accomplishment on Sunday, but I'm just saying YOU ARE AMAZING!!! HAVE FUN!!! SMILE LOTS!!! KICK ASS!!! AMAZING! Love you!

GLMcD said...

Saying prayers for you and Martha every day! So proud of you!! Love you!

Laura said...

Go, Anna, Go! We are so proud of you! I have no clue what it is like to do such a feat, but Ben sure does, but I do know that it takes a lot of hard work, time and determination! You're amazing! I admire you. Just go out there and enjoy it (as much as a person can while running and running and running)! All your training will pay off and you'll have so much to be proud of (and thankful for). Hugs and love from all 3 of us!

joan b. said...

Anna! Prayers for you Sunday as you run! Prayers for endurance, energy, and strength. You've trained well and you're ready - now enjoy the run and your great accomplishment! We love you!

joan b. said...

Anna! Prayers for you Sunday as you run! Prayers for endurance, energy, and strength. You've trained well and you're ready - now enjoy the run and your great accomplishment! We love you!