Tuesday, October 18, 2011

This is not a picture of me crossing the finish line...


... it is a picture of Ollie playing the drums - his new favorite pass time.  BUT there WILL be a photo of me crossing the finish line, because I did, in fact, finish the Scotiabank Half Marathon on Sunday!

I'm embarrassed to say stuff like this, but I'm proud of myself. I don't always finish things. Lots of times I set a goal, and then instead of putting in the work or time or energy I just decide it wasn't a worthy goal in the first place. I definitely could have done that with this run. Heck - is it really a worthy goal? What is the point of running to the point of exhaustion and knee pain? 

But I wanted to do this run with my Dad, and I wanted to prove to myself that I could really take on a physical challenge. And I did it. I finished in 2 hours and 23 minutes, which is decent (and should be considered a little more time than I needed, since it includes a ten minute wait in the line for a port-o-potty at 3k). 

And I really could have got out of this one. I had an ace in the hole. My training in the last three weeks was seriously disrupted by some tiredness and some nausea. Because, also, I'm pregnant.

2 comments:

  1. OMG! I read the first part of this post from your twitter feed a few days ago and was so happy for you. However, I waited until I had time to read the whole post before commenting.

    And then I read the last sentence.

    And I squeeled out loud at work (and now everyone knows I'm not actually doing work...).

    And OMG! SO SO SO HAPPY FOR YOU GUYS! Congratulations!!!!

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  2. Sweetest reaction! (including family).. sorry if you got busted for blog surfing at work, but thanks for your enthusiasm!!

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