Sunday, October 19, 2008

20 miles today

It was crazy, that really it felt good. That is the crazy part.

I was tired and I'm hungry, but really? I could keep going. Its 7 weeks to the marathon. That means I've been training for with this group for 9 weeks. I've been training for THIS for over 9 MONTHS.

So I'm on the downhill swing. I have 6 more long runs before the CIM. ONLY 6! Can you believe it? I can't. It has not been easy. The miles themselves have been the easy part. It's the rest of the package that makes this a tough journey. Its been hard on the kids, on the hubby, on our babysitters and parents who have watched the kids so I can get my miles, speedwork and long runs in. I've been sore tired hungry and a bit cranky at times.

I am amazed how far this year has brought me. How FAR! I've run more than 500 miles! I walked in TWO Avon Walks for Breast Cancer and raised almost $3,600 for Breast Cancer. I've become a stronger person on this journey and I've made lots of unline friends who have been such a great support. You all amaze me every day. Thank you.


Julianne said...

*YOU* are amazing for doing all of those!! We're just witnesses to your amazing-ness. :-)

I know, 6 weeks to CIM! Crazy!!! It totally sounds like you're ready, though.

ShirleyPerly said...

Wow!! My first 20-miler was really tough. Glad yours went much better. And, yes, training for a marathon is not an individual effort usually. It requires a good support team and I'm glad to be a small part of it. Rock on, Tina!

CewTwo said...

Yay! Way to go!

It is a great feeling, isn't it? I am so proud of you!

I proudly placed that 20 mile run for you on the VRR group!

Go! Go! Go!

Steven Cohen said...

You're rockin' the big miles! Keep up the good work!