This past year instead of running, my endurance event was childbirth. My only race of 2013 was my favorite Bass Pro. I love that course because its home to me. I love all of the sights and all of the sounds. I love  running into people I grew up with. I love it because it is flat! This year I obviously didn't do anywhere close to winning my age group. I finished with a time of 1:55:54. Not the worst but definitely not the best. My goal was 1:50. But not too bad after just having a baby...right? Anyway, fast forward to now. It's a new year and I have a new goal 26.2.
    I  actually don't want to run a marathon. I really have no desire to run 26 miles. The most I have ran is 20 and that wasn't fun for me. I have to. HAVE TO. The biggest reason is to prove to myself that I can run 26.2 miles. Which is precisely why I ran my first prove that I could. Another reason, is that my dad ran one. My 60 some year old father ran a marathon. The one thing I can't get over is the flashbacks I keep having of my last half. When the 13.1ers split from the 26.2ers and I silently sent praise to Jesus that I wasn't one of those poor 26.2ers. I always praise Jesus for being a 13.1er on every single race, when we get the the point where the course splits in two different directions. In April, I will be one of those poor souls.
    I googled "why 26.2 is better then 13.1" I found nothing. So, I will share with you the sad little list I came up with in an attempt to motive myself.. (if you are looking to me to motivate you to run 26.2 miles you should probably find a different blog)

1. You get a MARATHON shirt. Shirts are a big deal...they are a wearable trophy.

2. You will probably feel like a rock-star...and maybe death. Probably death.

3. Longer/Better runner's high?....maybe?

4. More calories burnt = More food you can eat!

5. Carb loading....enough said.

6. Marathon medal.

7. To be able to mark it off my bucket list....and to be able to prove that I could do it.

* I should really seek counseling for always having to prov
e things to myself. It would probably be a lot less painful.  Wish me luck...send me prayers...and hopefully this will be the last thing (physically) I need to prove to myself. And....if you have ran a marathon I would gladly accept additions to my list.

1/5/2014 09:49:19 am

I love reading your blogs !
You are fabulous..I'm going to share your link with two girlfriends/clients that are runners as well. They went to Hawaii last December, and Trisha was I think 13 weeks pregnant with her 2nd baby.

Love you girl !

1/5/2014 10:35:25 am

Aw! Thanks Marcy!! :) That's amazing. I would LOVE to run in Hawaii!

1/5/2014 10:06:15 pm

Love this. This is the Courtney I remember from class! Funny, adorable, and honest. Good writing! Keep it up. Your audience loves to read about your experiences. :)

1/6/2014 12:12:50 am

:) Thank you! That means a lot coming from you!!


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