Saturday, June 19, 2010

I did it!

Oh. My. Gosh.

It hurt like heck. I won't lie. We barely started, and I was ready to be done. Lori and Gail, however, had other ideas. My goal was to finish, and to do it in under an hour fifteen minutes. Once we started and my calves were reminded of what I've been doing the last week, I just wanted to finish. And... my time was one hour seven minutes.

At one point Gail asked if she and Lori were motivating me or annoying me, to which I replied, "Annoying me." But honestly, if it weren't for Lori and Gail, I wouldn't have finished. I'd have given up before even a mile was done. This isn't ingrained in me yet. I've still got a long way to go. I walked most 5K, and even that hurt.

Lori told me no matter what, I had to finish running. She said that when we get to the corner where Patrick was taking pictures I had to start running. It was really awesome to get to that corner and see Mike there cheering me on. Then, just a little bit farther was Kristi and some other folks from our group. And then, everyone that had already run and had finished well before us cheered us on to the finish line.

I'm so thankful for Lori and Gail for not letting me quit. This could be the hardest thing I've ever done, and I hurt. But I did it. And, I'll do it again. At least one more time as I have a 5K in August. I want to get to the place where I can actually run a 5K, it not hurt me, and I actually enjoy running. I'm determined to get there.


  1. You did very well and you should be very proud, you will get there, just push those demons down.. we all have them, you have it in you . Remember I don't set people up to fail.. I knew you could do it.. 6am monday :))

  2. You will get there and it will be sweet! I am so impressed with you, getting out there and doing it after just a few days training. With that kind of determination, I see great things in your future!

  3. How did I miss this??? That's awesome! COngratulations!! :) :) :) :) :)

  4. Thanks!!

    I just talked to Lori on the phone, and she said it was Gail who told me we had to start running to the end. Honestly, at that point, things were running together. My only focus was finishing. Thank you, Gail, for not letting me walk my way in. :-)