Friday, July 17, 2009
It's that time of year again, the week that I dred andthat I look forward to! Although this year, I am acutally looking more forward to it than I have before. The reason being that I am finally achieving a goal that I have set for my self in years past. The last 4 1/2 years I have said that "next year I am going to run in the road race" that takes place before our county parade. And this year is that year that I am going to do it. Went and paid the entry fee yesterday and am now going to be running in the 3.2 mile road race. Although this year is actually going to be a bittersweet one for me I think. My mom is going to be running it with me. And she has just started running. Although she was a "jock" pretty much in high school, she hasn't really done much since then. I mean she plays golf, but I am meaning the activities that she did when she was in high school. She played Basketball, Track, ran water out to the football players, I mean she was just a "tom boy" if you ever saw one! I love my mother dearly, but I am just so much of a girly girl as you can get it isn't even funny! So I'm sure raising me has been a challenge for her. But now that I am older and in my late twenties and her and I have more things to talk about she has changed. So having her run with me on Sunday is going to be something that I will always cherish.
When I got into fitness when I was 24 or so, and have done an ungodly amount of classes and things, but finding something and sticking to it and seeing the changes that my body can do is an amazing thing! Getting my family into slowly has truely been so much fun and rewarding for me! Running in my first 5k in may and then running in my first half marathon in June and setting a goal for myself to run in at least one race a month is something that I look forward to achieving. And I look forward to one day achieving another goal and running on another half marathon with my mother.