Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Jump on it

On Friday night we made a yummy to the tummy pizza and then went to Jump On It just for the fun of it.  Lottie  had a great time.  She showed uncertainty at first, but five minutes into it she was ecstatic.  Luke was too.  He brought his GoPro along with him and was doing back flips filming himself.  I loved it too.  I think I got about two back flips in before my knees gave out.  So I sat in the rest area for pretty much the remainder of it.  I was scheduled to run 18 miles the next day so I didn't want to strain them any more than they were about to be.

Saturday morning I got up at 6:00 am, ate some oatmeal with peanut butter, then took off.  It was a beautiful day and I ran into my friend again.  The run in general went okay.  Around mile 8 or 9 I looked at my running app on my phone and noticed that it had frozen.  I have no idea how long it was frozen for.  I think I actually ended up running about 19 miles. 

Around mile 17 I called Luke to give me some emotional support.   My feet felt like they were broken and my knees like they were about to pop out of their sockets (sorry for the gruesome image).  He talked to me and motivated me and told me what a great job I was doing.  I'm so thankful for a husband who supports me and encourages me to keep my goals, and tells me I can do hard things.  I asked if he would be willing to go the last mile with me.  Of course he readily agreed.  Him and Lottie met me on my last mile and helped me finish strong.

I know when I am actually running the marathon that they will be there supporting me 100%.  And when the going gets tough, I can just picture Charlotte waiting for me at the finish line with a smile on her face.

I can do hard things.

1 comment:

Shea and Kay-Marie said...

Wow good job training your amazing!