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Memory Lane

The other night, I was talking to my hubby about my running. Mostly I was asking him if it drives him nuts. He admitted that it has been hard because training for my marathon was so time consuming (during his busiest time of year at work), but he said it is worth it if I really love it. And I do! I never, ever, ever, ever would have thought I would run, would WANT to run, would LOVE TO RUN! But I do.

This conversation reminded me of something I thought about while running my marathon. You have some time to think when you are running 26.2 miles, and one thing that really struck me was how far I have come in the past year. Before September of last year, my longest race was a 4-miler and my longest run was 5.5 miles. Here is a little timeline of the year's highlights:
  • September 2008 - The birth of my second child
  • November 2008 - 4-mile race (I ran the same race in 2007; beat my time by 32 seconds)
  • March 2009 - Foot surgery
  • May 2009 - My first 10K
  • June 2009 - My first 10-mile race
  • August 2009 - My first half marathon
  • September 2009 - My first marathon

There were a few other races mixed in there, but those are the things that really stood out. Now it's time to start looking forward to what's next...


  1. wow you made AMAZING strides in just one year. It is inspiring to read because I just decided to do my first race ever. Just a 5k but I have to start small. i am so nervous and intimidated. How did you get through the beginning it feels so tough right now getting out there..and i don't even have half the responsibilities you do!

  2. That's awesome!! You accomplished SO Much in 1 year - you totally rock!!! And pretty soon, you will be raced crazed and signing up for races all the time! Happy running! :)

  3. Wow you really have come a long way! A marathon one year after giving birth??? Amazing.

  4. My hubs got tired of hearing about it...I noticed him zoning out, hence the blog!!

    Man you have had an amazing trip to your marathon, way to go on keeping the motivation

  5. Wow a Marathon a year after giving birth. I know you can't hear me clapping, but I am :)

    Hubby and I had the same talk...and he said that he knows I NEED running and will support whatever I chose to do. Gotta love that..

    Hugs to doing what you LOVE.

  6. sooo awesome :) i love being able to look back too!! such a great list of accomplishments!

  7. That is amazing! You are an incredible inspiration. What a great year!


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