Monday, October 22, 2012

No Pain. No Gain.

I am sore today. When I walk I am sure it is visible. In my mind, I feel like I look like a crotchety old woman because I am moving so slow.

BUT.

Yesterday, I ran Mile 1 for myself. I ran for all the hard work I've done this year and all the hard work I have left to do.

Yesterday, I ran Mile 2 for my Great Grandpa Lowell. He suffered from Muscular Dystrophy and my shirt featured his name. I ran because he physically could not.

With God, ALL things [including half-marathons] are possible.
-Matthew 19:26
Yesterday, I ran Mile 3 for my husband, Brandon. He saw me and loved me from the first day we met. I ran because soon he will see me at a weight that he's never seen me before in his entire life and I want to hit that goal so badly.

Yesterday, I ran Mile 4 for kicking law school's ass. Being in a doctorate program is HARD. So part of that run was to relieve the stress of school.

Yesterday, I ran Mile 5 for all the fun clothes I can now wear because I FIT INTO THEM. Running is a huge part of what got me to that point.

Yesterday, I ran Mile 6 for my mom and my dad. My dad was limited early on in life and has never been able to play sports and my mom has had knee surgery, so I ran for them, because they could not.

Yesterday, I ran Mile 7 for Loren and Will. I want to always inspire my baby sister and brother to go for their dreams.

Yesterday, I ran Mile 8 for God. I knew that from this point out, I would need His strength more than ever to get me through the rest of the race.

Yesterday, I ran Mile 9 for beg because she came to run with me. It meant the world that she came all the way to Michigan to run with me.

Yesterday, I ran Mile 10 for the BOBB girls. BOBB girls are girls who have big old booties and boobs. I ran for the current BOBB girls and the former BOBB girls. I was one of those girls and my sister was one of those girls. So I ran to encourage you to get up, because if I can, you can!

Yesterday, I ran Mile 11 for my sister Jessi. She inspires me daily to keep going and I am super proud of her.

Yesterday, I ran Mile 12 for all the milestones I've hit this year. Over 50 pounds ago, I would not have been able to run one mile let alone 12. (Also, I'd never run 12 miles before!)

Yesterday, I ran Mile 13 and 13.1 for myself because I had to know what it felt like to run a half-marathon.

AND ALL of it was completely worth it. 

Happy Monday!

5 comments:

Laura said...

LOL @ BOBB. Hilarious.

And seriously. I feel like I'm always saying the same thing, but dang, you are inspiring. I HATE running...but I love that you love it and that it's doing so many great things for you! You are a rockstar.

Megan said...

Sooo awesome!! Go you!! I would love to get to this point someday, hopefully I will!

The Pink Growl said...

BIG CONGRATS!!!!

Katie @ Loves of Life said...

Beyond amazed with you. beyond. Even my sister and I were chatting on the phone today and we brought up how proud of you we are and how inspiring it is! Truly. We were like "dang if we kept up running we could have been running a half like her!" (I mean, I did have a baby and all...but still)...so yea, we totally talked about you today ;)

You rock!

Not So Newlyweds said...

GO GIRL!! I love that you ran each mile with someone in mind!

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