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It has arrived!!! Finally!! LOVE IT!! Thank you, thank you...such talent!! Many months ago Rachel at Peek A Bootique was sweet enough to be willing to create something to REMEMBER my first marathon experience! The verse Phillipians 4:13 is painting on the bottom. This was the verse that I repeated and leaned on through training and that wet Marathon Day on 10.10.10. Turned out great! I love love love picture frames. I think I may even HOARD frames...but who's to say?
Anyways as I contemplate the craziness of running 20 miles tomorrow I start to think about WHY I am running 20 miles? I am getting down to those LAST LONG runs...before RACE DAY...Marathon #2. If anyone would have told me I would ever run a marathon I would have laughed and thrown out the crazy card, but things change. I am not sure how many more marathons I have in my future but I know running holds a special place in my heart and has been a gift in many ways! My three blessing have watched me go from 0-26 and the work that is has taken along the way. They know who my power source is and that I could never do this alone. This MOTIVATES me!!
Every day when I decide to run I feel stronger physically, mentally and spiritually and have learned that every run has the element of unknown surprises.
*Running faster than I ever thought was possible.
*Finding my butt cheeks frozen and wet from a faulty water bottle
*Realizing I can run 7 miles in the rain, snow, and hail.
*Wanting to quit and stop but instead push through
*Wearing my NIKE head warmer upside down...again.
*Almost falling off a treadmill when doing speed work and the power went out.
*Having a friend join me unexpectedly on a treadmill run.
*Forgetting my "fuel" and still finishing strong.
*Coyote crossing the road in front of me.
*Family coming to see me on a long run....just because.
So tomorrow I will think about my family, my health and abilities, my God, and (a bunch of random things) and TRY to enjoy the "little things" when running (an early) 20 miles!
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