Tuesday, September 29, 2009

I Really Can Do Hard things

This is proof that I really was there.


Cami, Amy, Me & Kristin. Happy and smiling before the race.

This is proof that I really did cross the finish line, 13.1 miles later. The clock in the picture is wrong, by the way. It kept jumping around for some reason. My official time was 2 hours 41 minutes and 55 seconds. My goal was 2 hrs 30 min. but at least I finished. This was definitely the hardest thing I have ever done. The first 7 miles weren't that bad. By the 10th mile I was DONE!! I just wanted to stop and lay in the grass and cry. I walked for a while then it was harder to get running again. When I saw the finish line I ran as fast as my legs would go then threw myself on the grass and chugged some water, breathed very heavily and cried. The best part was seeing my family and friends there at the end.


This is a picture of us (I know it's kind of far away) all together at the end. You can't see it but I am stuffing my face with grapes. They never tastes so good before.

Currently my awesome running shoes are sitting at the foot of my bed feeling very lonely and empty. They just may remain that way until Spring. I think a break is what this Marathon Mommy needs.

12 Thoughts:

PRP said...

I seriously don't know how you guys did that. It's amazing to me! Great job!

Lee said...

Great job!!! That is awesome!

Chad and Jaycie Cole said...

Amy, you are so awesome! Good job! Inspiring!

Jodie said...

You did great!

tharker said...

The image of you falling on the grass and crying makes me a bit weepy. Not sad for you, but so, so proud! You did it Amy!!!!

Cox Family News said...

Do you know how many of us are so envious of your achievement. Even if you only ever do that once, you did it! Its one more notch in your belt of hard things accomplished. Good preparation for raising teenagers!
Lorrie

Kris said...

I am so impressed with your determination to finish the race. I am happy for you and your accomplishment. Enjoy that break! You deserve it!

ab5cgang said...

Amy I am so proud of you. Way to go.

Shellie said...

This is awesome! So proud of all of you!

Amy said...

I'm so proud of you Amy! We did it!!!

naturaljoy said...

You were an inspiration!

Mimi said...

This it AWESOME!!!! I think I would have jumped around too!!!