Saturday, September 17, 2011

my first 10k...

before turning forty-ahem something...
cough...cough...
i have it on my bucket list to complete two 10k's...
(10k = 6.2 miles)
and i have been procrastinating for 8 months to run one...
so when my coworker and sweet friend told me about 
HIT THE BRIXX 10k...
i pondered...and pondered...
and did my best to get out and run to increase my distance before this race
and before signing up!
so last minute...like yesterday....
i registered and registered my other girlfriend with me...
shelly the mamma in the red she's the one that told me about the race...
and she's a marathoner...
she pretty much kick's butt!
then joana the girlfriend i registered with me...
the mamma in the middle...
well, she's been running about 6-7 miles
on pretty much a daily basis...
and then there's me...
who only averages 3-4 miles and
who continues to plug along...
 hoping that one day i will find this thing called running
a passion of mine and not a chore....
i'm not there yet...
can you see?
i'm struggling and really finding the strength i need within me...
to cross that finish line...
i had to keep reminding myself that...
"I can do all things through Christ who gives me strength!"
Philippians 4:13
and He did!
one 10k crossed off my bucket list....
one more to go...
hoping to get it done...
and then maybe, just maybe...
a 1/2 marathon???
; ) wink..wink...
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11 comments:

jozen said...

awesome awesome job friend!!! i am so proud of you! my sisters run marathons and I know it's super hard work!! great job :)

Toaster4JC said...

Yay Good job! You did much better than I would. I might run 10 yards before collapsing. But no running for me right now anyway. Not safe with baby and shifting center of gravity and what not. Good job to you!

The Carolina Coles said...

There's the Charlotte marathon/half marathon on Nov 11th, 2011!!! Do it!!!!

Jacki said...

You did a very good job! I can't run for the life of me. My knees hurt! Keep on going and hopefully read about your next 10 k :)

Darcy said...

Great JOB! I just turned 40 :) and have my first 5k on Oct. 8th!!! Best wishes for your 2nd!

Sarah B. said...

Wow! Good for you!! I'm super impressed :)

Becky said...

That's awesome! Congrats! I'm also a 3-4 miler, can't seem to get myself to do more than that per run.

ChantaleP said...

Congrats Alely!! Wow, but you look amazing! I think you are now my inspiration as I've fallen off the running wagon a bit. These old bones are tired. But seeing you, I'm revved up! Great great job!

simplyvonne said...

great job!!! im doing my first 10K next month!!! i have been so bad at training for it though :/

yes half marathon! you can do it!

Elisse said...

CONGRATS CONGRATS on finishing your first 10k! Bet you got a great adrenaline rush for finishing!

Lili said...

wow congratultaions!