Sunday, March 30, 2008

We can do this...


Like Kristie, I couldn't sleep at all on Friday. I knew that Saturday was going to be a big day. It seemed like I had just fallen asleep when I heard the buzzing of my alarm. I sat up in bed for a few seconds and let me feet hit the floor. I surprised myself that I didn't lay back down for even a second. I must've know how important this was. I had my clothes laid out and everything was ready to go. I made the apparently popular wheat toast and peanut butter for breakfast and headed out into the cool morning.

I was nervous.

A lot happened on our run. For the first time, I realized how much I needed the Lord at the most unexpected times. I honestly felt the nerves cease and my confidence soar as we asked Him to help us on our journey.

Second, I had a killer new playlist. I don't know how I did it, but my run went exactly along with the music and I was loving it.

We had to let Kimmie go- I watched the tears in her eyes felt her pain and frustration when she couldn't complete the run.

I felt my own tears- only they were tears of joy, hope, and anticipation as I realized how close we were to completing such a huge goal. Like Jen, I tried to imagine it was the big day and that each mile we completed was one mile closer to the finish line. I truly enjoyed myself on Saturday. Knee and ankle problems seem insignificant when I compare that pain to feeling like I can overcome anything.

This journey for me has been one of sacrifice, diligence, and overcoming obstacles. I'm so close now, and I can't wait to be able to share it with those that I love.

5 comments:

Jen said...

I am so proud of you for sticking with this craaaazy goal with me! You continue to inspire me, and I have loved our training together! Here's to 19 more days! AHHHHHHH!

foxontherun said...

It's all downhill from here. Enjoy your taper.

M&M said...

I LOVE reading run reports! You girls are awesome and your post made me cry happy tears also!!

Jen said...

You guys are amazing! It's so great that you get to share this experience with each other! Good luck on the marathon! It's coming up fast! I'll be there as well! Very inspiring!

The Lloyds said...

Hey Kera,
What a great post. I think that it is so cool that you are doing this. Good luck and keep that great attitude!!!