Tuesday, January 27, 2009

I did it!

I ran a marathon. I still have a hard time believing it. 26.2 miles in 6 hours 6 min. It was really hard and it hurt a lot and I wanted to quit. But I didn't quit I kept going and I finished. I set a goal trained for it and achieved it. Yes I want to do it again. I want to get faster and have a better time. I want to go to California and Hawaii and maybe even all 50 states. If you knew me at all you would know that this does not sound like me. I am not a runner. I have never been a runner but some how I found a strength in me that I didn't know existed.

Sunday, January 4, 2009

Is it worth it?

I am back. I am off again. I leave for Florida on Wednesday. I am going to run in a marathon on Jan 11th. No I am not ready. Is anyone ever ready to run 26.2 miles? I am scared to death. I am in tears today thinking about it. I can't run that far that is ridiculous. Everyone says you are not trying to win just finish. Yes, that is true, slow and steady, focus on the next corner, yes keep the concentration. 26.2 miles is a freaking long way! What was I thinking? Well I guess I will give it a shot. I get my trip to Florida, I get to see the other Pakulaks , I get to bring my daughter back with me, I get to see Heather twice in one year! It will hurt and I might die but I will have achieved a great goal.