Monday, November 21, 2011

Running Buddy Part 2

The Blur is in town this weekend! Tragically, I don't think we will be able to run while she is here, as I am still recovering from last week's sprained ankle.  I LOVE to run with this girl. She is an incredible runner who has participated in almost 10 half marathons and is pretty much my hero. Last year she asked if I wanted to run a half marathon with her, and I thought she was crazy. I am pretty sure that I laughed and she didn't think it was funny. That totally took me by surprise. I didn't think there was any way I could ever run a half marathon, and she didn't question my ability at all. That totally changed my world. I agreed to run, signed up for the race and started to train. Sadly, I got injured a few weeks before the race and just barely made it through the 5k event, but training for that half made all the difference for me. I fell in love with running. I love how I feel when I go. I love every time I go out and can say, "That is the furthest I have ever run.", knowing that I never thought in a million years that this was something I was capable of. It has influenced every other aspect of my life. I am capable of so much more than I ever thought I was.

I have The Blur to thank for this. We have been on fun runs and on therapy runs, we have supported each other through injury and through days when it is hard to get out the door. She always believes in me - even when I don't believe in myself, and somehow that is enough. Thanks Milla girl. You rock my world.

How did you start running? 

Is there anyone in your life you has helped you to understand that you are stronger than you think you are? 

Thankful thought for the day:

I am grateful for the unconditional love of friends that makes life such a joy to live, even through the tough times. 

1 comment:

  1. I started running because my high school assistant basketball coach was also the Cross Country coach. He pretty much made it mandatory that we all run...and I'm so glad he did!

    My best buddy, Leonie, always pushes me past my own limits. She's amazing, patient, and always challenges me!