Friday, September 18, 2009


I can't believe I am about to type these words but I feel like if I actually tell people I'm doing it then I'll be more likely to actually do it...I'm running a marathon...well it's really a 1/2 marathon but that doesn't sound as good. My friend Lindsay and I just out of nowhere decided to do this. Well more out of nowhere for me since I don't exercise AT ALL. She on the other hand does all the time and already runs a lot. We were suppose to start training last Saturday but then it stormed all day so now we officially start on Sunday. I'm actually kind of excited. That'll probably last until I actually start. Our first race is October 24th and its an 8k which is equivalent to 4.96 miles. (I use the term "race" loosely as I will just be happy to finish and could care less about winning.)We then have the Senior Bowl 10k which is 6.2 miles in November. December we have a 5k "race" (by then maybe I might win!) which is only 3.1 miles. I can't believe I used the term "only" and "3.1 miles" in the same sentence! I also can't believe the amount of quotation marks and parenthesis I've used in this word! Anyway though our final race (I use the word final because that will surely be the death of me) is in January and it is 13.1 miles.
So wish me luck hopefully I can walk on Monday after we start training. The goal is to run 1 mile straight on Sunday and then walk/jog for 2 more. I haven't ran an entire mile since the 7th grade so we'll see how it goes!


Anonymous said...

Remember Phil 4:13 "I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me."

Good Luck!
Love Aunt Melissa

The Stokley Family said...

Ha!! We ended up not even running Sunday b/c of the rain...oh well!