Happy Memorial Day.
Today I went with Red to her gym. We were pressed for time and only had 35 min to run before the childcare closed. I planned to run 3 miles but soon realized that I did have time for 4, if I were so inclined. So I ran 4 miles in 34:47. I was drenched in sweat and it felt goooood. We went back to her house where I did lunges in her back yard and even did a few with a small human on my back. Talk about OUCH! Once I got home I finished up with Ab Ripper P90X.
**Warning: Emotional Girl Blogging to Follow…
There are times in life where you just have to take a breather. Well actually, breathing is kind of a necessity, but you know what I mean. You just need to sit back and evaluate. Evaluate everything. When I look back over the past 8 months of my life I am amazed, among other things. I have had so many ups and even more downs that I can hardly fathom them myself…thus the need for evaluation.
Sometimes I just need to prove to myself that I am strong enough. That is what my first marathon was to me, proof. I needed that marathon. It was proof that I am strong, healthy, alive, fit, and able. Proof that I can do anything and overcome anything. Proof that no matter how hard it is I can do it. No matter how difficult it is I can overcome it. No matter what, I will get from point A to point B, start to finish…I have to, I can, and I will. And sometimes there is just no choice, you do what you have to do.
I wonder if having completed a marathon gives me an unfair advantage in life? You know like I have a secret weapon that I should disclose, “…Yes but I must warn you before you challenge me, I have run a marathon. That is a full 26.2 miles.” Challenges don’t look the same as they did a little over a month ago. In the beginning of April the mere thought of 26.2 miles was unfathomable, far, scary…unknown. But today, I have a new perspective.
My dad, me and Little Buddy after OKC Marathon