Advertisement -- Learn more about ads on this site.

    DANSNQUEEN   87,089
80,000-99,999 SparkPoints

Finished my 10K despite the situation we have been dealing with

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

I started training for my 10K and was doing awesome... was running 3-5 times a week and was getting a good pace down... was running anywhere from a 11-13 minute mile for 2-3 miles, with some walking in between.

My training completely stopped on April 26th, when I found out that my mom had gone missing.

We've had searches and have come up empty handed. No.. she does not suffer from Alzheimer's. She does, however, suffer from depression.

ng-woman <link>

After coming up empty handed with the searches, and some advice from my councelor... I decided I was going to go ahead and run the 10K and do it in honor of my Mom. I taped her picture to the back of my bib, loaded the ipod with my mom's favorite songs and went to pick up my race packet.

I went to the race with the goal to run/walk it and finish... I had only ran 3x in the 6 weeks that my mom had disappeared.

Then I ran/walked and did the best that I could. I ran a 10 min mile my very first mile and I've never in my life ran a 10 min mile!!

I'm so proud of myself for completing the process...I finished in 1:21:37, which was pretty good! As I crossed the finish line... my sister texted me that my mom's favorite song was on the radio! I think she was with me!

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
GEORGE815 6/14/2013 4:00PM

    Just great. I hope there is some conclusion with your Mom.

Report Inappropriate Comment
CARMRUN 6/14/2013 12:56PM

    Great job Marsha! I am so proud of you! Thanks for sharing all this.

Report Inappropriate Comment
PEPPYPATTI 6/13/2013 3:37PM

    My heart goes out to you Marsha! That is awesome that you did it in your mom's honor. I am very proud of you as I am sure she is!

Report Inappropriate Comment
ELIZABETH5268 6/12/2013 12:07PM

    I'm so proud of you Marsha!!

Report Inappropriate Comment
ANG14FAN 6/12/2013 9:32AM

I am so proud of you on your run. You did great,
I pray you get answers soon w your mom. My heart aches for you.

Report Inappropriate Comment
OCEANMISTCALI 6/12/2013 8:48AM

    Great job on your 10K run. For running to honor your mom. I can't imagine what you dealt with your mom going missing. You stood strong. I hope your mom will be found.

Report Inappropriate Comment
SASSYLJB 6/12/2013 6:40AM

    My thoughts are with you! I understand the need to run, sometimes it is what helps us clear our mind! I hope you have success in locating your mom! What heartbreak you must feel! Stay strong!
emoticon emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
GLAMNGLOWDIVA 6/12/2013 1:24AM

    You did an awesome job Marsha. Your whole family was with you, especially your Mom. I hope and pray that you get some answers soon.

Report Inappropriate Comment
ABRANDNEWME15 6/11/2013 8:15PM

    Congrats on completing the race!!! emoticon and your mom was definitely there with you emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
DLDMIL 6/11/2013 5:36PM

    emoticon on the race. emoticon emoticon for your mom and your entire family.

Report Inappropriate Comment
HELEN_BRU 6/11/2013 5:10PM

    Oh, Marsha, you made tears come to my eyes at the end there. I do believe your mom was with you in spirit.


Report Inappropriate Comment
MSLZZY 6/11/2013 4:40PM

    Totally awesome! I had hoped by now that
she would have been found. Just keep your
hopes up that someone will bring her home.
I admire your perseverance and sheer
determination. You rock! HUGS!

Report Inappropriate Comment

Add Your Comment to the Blog Post

Log in to post a comment.

Disclaimer: Weight loss results will vary from person to person. No individual result should be seen as a typical result of following the SparkPeople program.