Monday, February 15, 2010

I did it.

I still remember the day in January 2006 when Joe had just completed running his first marathon. I was several months pregnant with Jadyn and didn't feel fit to walk across the street, let alone any real distances. I told him you know, I doubt I would ever be able to run it and I doubt I would be able to do a full marathon but it would be nice if maybe someday I could train to walk a half marathon. Well that day has come and gone and I feel so accomplished that I can cross this one off my bucket list.

Here we are at mile 13, shortly before crossing the finish line. I was waving back at Jake who acting as my own personal cheerleading squad, was sitting in the grass and clapping for me:

Right after the race, Solinda and I posing with our finisher metals. I have to say I am so thankful that Solinda decided to do this with me because I am positive I wouldn't have been able to do all that training without someone to talk to and push me along the way. I have undoubtedly made a lifelong friend in her:

And nothing better than to have my favorite Valentines (along with the guy behind the camera of course) to congratulate me at the finish line:

Next up: I have decided to try and give this whole running thing a try. My goal is to be able to run a 5K by April 10th. But before I take on that endeavor, I am going to enjoy our time in San Diego and take a well-deserved break. And I would be remiss not to thank everyone for all their much appreciated support.


LauraC said...

YAY! Congrats!
And woo hoo to running!

Maria said...

Great Job! You look so happy!

Joanna said...

Congrats! I'm so proud of you. I'm also excited that you are going to try running. Very inspiring.

Karen said...

What a great accomplishment! And kudos to you for setting another goal for yourself.

Steph said...

Way to go Jenn!!!

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