Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Dreams do come true....(part 1)



I have to open this post with this clip of the great Michael Jordan! We all know he's got game!! I just love the aspect of athletics that involves working hard, dreaming and determination!!
P.S. you know I was a baller in my day. (well kind of)

Today I felt like Michael Jordan...I was jumping and yelling as I ran my final run to reach 1,000 miles. I had 7 miles to go and I wanted to run hard and "fast". I have been a little protective of my I.T. band and have been working on miles, but today I wanted to go for it. I put my Sugio tights on, my new bright ear warmer on and Family Fan Club marathon shirt and off I went.
It was cold,misting rain with wind. I wanted so badly to get 7 in under an hour and guess what...I did it! The last mile was a sprint trying to make up for lost time. I ran hard and tried to relax every muscle as I ran as fast as my short legs would take me. I have been reading "Run to Overcome" and Meb talks about the importance of relaxing your face. I knew this but I don't think I have really ever done it. Let's just say today my cheeks were flapping, lips hanging and spit flying! Man, running is fun!!
MILE 1 9:01
MILE 2 9:32 HILL
MILE 3 8:52
MILE 4 8:30
MILE 5 8:16
MILE 6 8:52
MILE 7 7:28

7 miles: 59:29
Avg. pace 8:30
What can I say I am blessed mama! 1,000 miles sounds pretty sweet!

*Started challenge late
*Injury and I.T.band issues
*5 weeks of physical therapy and no running
*Blisters with a mind and heartbeat of their own
*Training for my first marathon during Harvest (crazy if you hubby farms)

I perservered and made it!

Seriously...? Thank you God for being my constant source of strentgh and inspiration and placing Tall Mom in my life!

Watch for PART 2 (with pics)of this post soon ! Lots of thank you's, reflections, and a GIVE AWAY!!

15 comments:

AngMomof3 said...

You are so very incredible! I couldn't imagine anyone meeting that goal, and you had some serious issues to overcome for it! I'm so very proud of you!

You run like a mother!!!

Stacie said...

Congrats Harmony!!! You already know I think you are amazing. I knew you would accomplish this. I'm so glad you made it. I can't wait for part 2 :) You rock!!!

abbi said...

Awesome job on reaching the 1000 mile goal and what a way to do it...speedy!

Teamarcia said...

Congrats H! You've come far very fast. Here's to an awesome 2011.

Lisa said...

Congratulations! What an awesome accomplishment! Fantastic way to end the year!

Michelle said...

congrats on meeting your goal!

Hannah said...

You are awesome! So proud of you and your accomplishment! You should be so so so proud and pleased! Love it!

Cynthia O'H said...

Way to persevere to reach your 1000! You've got to chase your dreams.

mindysmarathon said...

WooHoo!!!!!! Way to go! So happy for you and your MAJOR accomplishment!

TMB @ RACING WITH BABES said...

Congrats on an awesome accomplishment!

Nikki Kendall said...

YAY!!! Good for you...You go girl!! So nice to read about such a great accomplishment first thing in the morning!

Mel -Tall Mom on the Run said...

GOOD WORK!! I knew you would do it and with days to spare and FAST.. I am excited to run WITH you at some point in 2011.. Congrats and thank you for the link love I am happy to play a SMALL part in your Goal.. Hugs

Jess @ Blonde Ponytail said...

So proud of you Harmony!! Can;t wait to celebrate the outstanding accomplishment!!

Lesley @ racingitoff.com said...

Awesome!!! Congratulations girl! What a great accomplishment for 2010... just wait for 2011!!!

Eryn said...

sweet!! You ROCKED it!