So, I'm really in.
I decided secretly last week to run my first half marathon in March 2012. And then I told people. Namely, my husband and trainer. Ok, and some gal pals and other friends, because hey, chicks need to talk, and I am horrid at keeping things in!
I did text my trainer, Blitz, to see if he thought I was totally crazy, and was suffering from a lapse in clear thinking. He replied, "Adrenaline, you can do it! There is plenty of time to train. That's a fabulous challenge!"
I felt better after hearing him say that it was possible. But, you know what? I knew I could do it...I knew it was possible for me. I knew it in my gut. I am motivated to do this just to show myself that I can. Challenging yourself is a really wonderful thing to do.
This blog will chronicle my journey for the next few months, and I'd be honored to have you, dear reader, follow along. I am far from perfect, and I'm not a skilled runner...yet. I am a 41 year old type 1 diabetic woman who has transformed herself in the past 3 years from a sedentary, depressed soul, to an alive and in shape active woman. I've shed 60 pounds and dropped so many sizes its dizzying! My kids and I have done several 5Ks together, and the more I do, the more I want to do! I log in many miles every week walking and running, and can do 5.2 miles on my elliptical in 50 minutes. So, this 13.1 IS a huge challenge. Huge!
So, as we move ahead, you will hear my story, get to know me and the incredible people in my world, understand why this blog has the title that it does, and hopefully have some laughs too.
Are you in? I am!
"Nothing is impossible. The word itself says, 'I'm possible.'" ~ Audrey Hepburn