Run 13 miles? Yeah, right!

On January 20th, 2010, I made an outlandish decision.  I decided to run 13.2 miles in the Seattle Rock -n- Roll  half marathon on Saturday, June 26th.  http://seattle.competitor.com/.  This strikingly out of the ordinary decision came from a moment where I watched one of my friends cross the finish line last year.

In my entire life, I  have never had the term athlete attached to any part of my persona.  However, after my daughter was born in 2006, I was motivated to get rid of the baby weight so I joined Stroller Strides.  I http://classes.strollerstrides.net/issaquahsnoqualmie/location/index.aspx.  I discovered something about myself.  I DO NOT LIKE TO WORKOUT ALONE.  I love to talk my way through my workout.  So, seventy-two pounds lighter and with a grip of great girlfriends. We are about to embark on our greatest challenge yet.  Thirteen point two miles of rock and roll fun.

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One response to “Run 13 miles? Yeah, right!

  1. First and foremost I am in total awe of the ladies running this 1/2 marathon! I am not a runner by nature, however, this group has inspired me beyond belief to not only run, but to enjoy it AND be competitive with it. I am not a competitive person by nature, but when it comes to running, I seem to have a little bug in me that makes me want to, need to, have to go faster. I think that is probably the “layman’s” definition of competitive nature.

    I believe my husband respects me more knowing I can beat him in a run, short distance anyway, and I think he likes to see the part of me that actually wants to compete and PUSH myself beyond what I thought I could do. I know I would not be where I am at without Stroller Strides, and this group who has encouraged, pushed, inspired me to be a good runner. I can say that….I can, I am a good runner, it feels good and I think everyone on here should share something positive that they respect about themselves for taking on a challenge like RUNNING! It is hard on your body, mind and spirit, and yet is so awesome and theraputic when doing it with friends.

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