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Thursday, April 4, 2013

500 miles

I remember the first time I ran 6 miles.  I was horribly not prepared for how hot it was.  I thought it was really hard and really, really long.  That made my recent, at the time, decision to run a half marathon seem almost impossible.  Actually, if I am being honest, I thought I had totally lost my mind.   I figured it would be a once and done deal.  The 5K distance was more my thing.  That was almost 3 years ago.

Now I really dislike 5K's.  They are too short and require too much speed.  That is something I am not....speedy.  I have run many more half marathons and I love them.  It is the perfect distance.  It requires dedication, but nothing crazy like the marathon.  The half marathon is like ice cream.  I will always go back for more.  The marathon is like child birth.  After a while I forget the pain and decide to do it again.  Although, my child birthing days are over and so may the marathon running days.

I remember the first time I ran a 100 miles in a month.  I thought that was the biggest accomplishment ever.  Now that is the norm for me and I would not want it any other way.

So, imagine my surprise when I realized last Friday that if I ran 15 miles by Sunday I would have run 500 miles in January, February, and March combined.  I almost fell off my chair.  Seriously?  That is not something I ever thought would happen.  Of course, I had to run that far over the weekend.   500.4 miles in 3 months!

I ran the last 2 miles on Easter morning before church.  I swear the birds were chirping more loudly.  They were also rejoicing!  It was the perfect run to reach a never imagined number.


  1. Wow!! That's really something....especially in the midst of being so bummed at the Woodlands Race...What a way to rejoice on Easter!!! God is Good!

  2. 500?!!! Awesome job! Look how far you've come! And finishing off on Easter is perfect. There are not many people who can say they've done that. Great job on the first 3 months this year. I'd say you set the bar high for the other 9! ;-)

  3. AWESOME!!! You're amazing and in my book you're plenty speedy