4.19.2008

Just so you know

 17 miles is a very long way when you are running -especially when it is windy and it starts to snow! (it is april right, no more snow please)

I felt good until between mile 14 and 15,  then my calves started to cramp and my legs were just plain tired. I was able to push through and finish my run. Thank you Lord! I am so thankful to have someone on my team who has a compatible running pace, because even when we are both focused and too tired to talk, it is just nice to know someone else is there probably thinking the same things and definitely feeling the same things.

After today, I know I am ready for my half marathon on May 17th. I felt good about my pace and my time.  I am thankful I have six more weeks to train. I am thankful for the encouragement and support of the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, the coaches, mentors, and other participants. It has been such an awesome experience training through this group. 

Now, it is time for a hot shower and maybe a nap :o)

11 comments:

Renee said...

Good for you, Kristen. I'm so proud of you for training for this, and for being as committed as you are. You're a great example to the rest of us.

Go Kristen, go Kristen, you can do it, go Kristen...

Renee said...

Oh, and I'm sorry I haven't responded to your last e-mail. My brain has been in a fog. Are you still reading Anna? I'm working on it, but having a hard time concentrating right now. I still want to finish her, though!

Leah in Iowa said...

You are amazing! I'm sure I'd get wheezy just jogging out to our mailbox! You go, girl! =)

Joy said...

you go girl! 17 miles!? good for you and what a wonderful cause.

Lynn said...

Yea!!! Great job! Can't wait to hear how things go on race day. The weather has been SO nice here lately, hopefully you, too, have some beautiful days for running ahead.

Becoming Me said...

I just found your blog from Sarah Markley's. Congratulations on your perseverance and preparation for your half marathon. That is no small feat.

Denise said...

17 miles! aaahhhh!! i'll be thrilled when i do 1 (and then 2, and then 3 and the...).
you rock!

Short Stop said...

WOW. 17 miles. Kristen, that is so awesome! You have worked so hard and that hard work sure has paid off.

Good for you, my friend!

Dave and Jenni said...

That is amazing! What an exciting milestone to get to to feel like you are ready. It makes me want to run again. Soon enough, I guess. :)

Jennifer Partin said...

Way to go Kristen! You inspire me to wanna run.

Keep running!

Sarah Markley said...

Are you going to be in San Diego that weekend?