I just realized I haven't blogged in quite some time. I thought I'd share a bit about my insanity...marathon training. I still think I'm at least a little crazy to be trying this. I've never been a "runner". I still wouldn't refer to myself that way. I ran my first half-marathon in January 2007 at Disney World. I seriously thought I was going to die by the end of it. I couldn't even lift my legs the rest of the day or the next. Getting in and out of the rides at Disney was oh so enjoyable. LOL!! Then I got bit by the bug again. I decided to run the half at Disneyland in August 2008. I trained a bit better for this one, but really, still not enough. The first thing I did when that race was over and I was back in my room...puke. Again, I swore that was it. I just couldn't do it anymore.
I think I was hit on the head sometime in early January. That's when I got the great idea to run again. And not just a half marathon. No, I'm going to try for the FULL!! I'm telling you. Children really do cause brain damage. It's really the only explanation I have for my "great" idea. I hadn't even put my running shoes back on since Disneyland. But here I am, in month 5 of my training. I ran 9 miles this past Sunday. And you know what, I actually felt good when it was over. I think I must be doing something right this time, despite my clumsiness (some of you may remember the sprained shoulder...yes I actually did that while running).
I've also set a big fundraising goal this time. Again, I must be nuts since it's such tough financial times. But this is the way I've found I can do something. Instead of sitting back and watching what all this disease takes, I'm finding a way to give. And I keep on getting up and lacing up, just like Sam gets up every time he falls. If he can do it, so can I.