Sunday, April 11, 2010

Small (and Huge!) Miracles

Huge miracle: I finished my second half marathon!IMGP5895a

Small miracle: I finished my second half  marathon and didn’t even turn on my iPod!

Huge miracle: I set a personal record for myself! My time for my first half marathon was 3:45:47. This time I shaved off 20 minutes, and my final time was 3:25:12.IMGP5890-
Small miracle: I have only one blister on my foot!

I can’t begin to say what a blessing it was to do this race with Team Living Water. While I didn’t walk with anyone from the team, seeing others on the race course who were wearing the same jersey did wonders for my momentum. The best part of the race for me was seeing my family and friends right before the finish line. It was so emotional to hear them cheering for me.IMGP5915a
I pushed myself. Hard. I dug deep, even deeper than I did for my first half marathon. I made a few friends along the way, and even though they’ll go back to being strangers, I am so grateful for their kindness. It kept me from quitting.

Now I just need some pain relief for my feet!


Gina said...

Congratulations! I really want to do one, but B thinks it's not worth it because of my plantar fasciitis and bone spurs. Maybe if I start researching now, I can figure something out by next year so I can walk with you! You did great on your own, though...that really is amazing. You know what else is amazing...that Jackson rides in a stroller. I don't think my wild man would have any of that!!

Robin said...

I love the picture of you and your medal!

Terri said...

Congrats to you Elizabeth! So glad you made it and beat your own time! Love the family pic!
Get some rest!

Janet said...

WOW 3.8 mph! Very impressive :-)

I missed that you were walking -- I (probably!) could have trained my old body to do that and gone with you.


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