I'm running a marathon?!
Friday, May 01, 2009
This Sunday I will be running my first marathon! Can I get a woo hoo?? I'm so full of excited energy it's crazy.
This journey of training for a marathon has been a great one. I have discovered that I really can do anything. My longest training run was 21 miles! I ran a 10 minute mile (that is fast for me!) Crazy stuff I NEVER thought I could do, let alone WOULD do. AND For the first time in my life I have absolutely NO idea what I weigh...and it feels great! I was driving myself crazy with the scale. I was training for a marathon and the numbers on that dumb scale were not moving! And it was making me feel BAD about myself! So I sent it to my sister in law's house for a little vacation. That has been a fabulous thing. LOVE IT. I have not just gone crazy; I'm eating well and of course running a LOT. Taking care of myself instead of just trying to get the stupid number on my scale to change. I think I've lost weight, no idea how much. But I feel SO free. I feel GOOD about myself for the first time in my life! Why that number had such control over me I don't understand, but what I have discovered is that I am NOT the number on that stupid scale. It does NOT define me. I am not better because it goes down by 10 or worse because it goes up by 20! I feel good, I feel free, and I hope this for all of you!! Because we are all amazing! Take care of you and don't let that stupid scale make you feel bad...you are wonderful, you are strong, you are amazing, and you are NOT a number!