I'm running the half marathon in Salt Lake in less than a month!! Ahhh!! I'm excited of course, but nervous already. I've never been in a race before. It still surprises me that I can even follow my training program. I don't notice that I'm improving, but I must be. Yesterday I ran 10 MILES--the longest I have ever run. I pushed myself and beat my 9 mile time from last week (not that I'm that fast at all) but impressive to myself. REALLY. I'm still shocked at what my body can do.
I have never been a runner before, but after this last pregnancy when I was heavy and so out of shape I could hardly move without hurting, I decided that enough is enough! I would not take my body and my health for granted. I remember distinctily being amazed when I could run a whole MILE, when I ran two whole miles, shocked and proud when I ran five...and now I can run 10. What?! Really?! YES! It is proof: You (whoever 'you' are) can do it (whatever 'it' is) too!! Hurray for us!