Wednesday, January 07, 2009

ok I get it.

So as I mentioned before today was the day of my longest run ever. I was REALLY, REALLY nervous because a mile and a half has been killing me and today was supposed to be three! I had to go pick up Parker from school and then the Chach from preschool and then Halle from her friends and get everyone home.  I knew that if I didn’t go out before dark I wouldn’t go – and Danny is not home so I called my little brother J… He is my new hero!  I chucked my card at him and told him to put on a movie and order some pizza and I would be back soon.  What a guy!  I just knew that I had to do this. So I strapped on my totally hot running outfit – pictured hereafter, tucked my ipod into my pocket and took off.  I couldn’t believe how nice it was to be out, moving, no kids screaming at me, no phone calls, even in the pouring rain it ROCKED!  I never believed people when they said it was a joy to be basically killing yourself running but now…I get it.  I didn’t have to stop once, I ran the hills, it was truly amazing.  The rain was pouring and I was smiling like a moron trudging through the mud puddles!  I think I can honestly say that I’ve found a new happy place!  I was shocked when I hit the three mile marker and my little friend on Nike +  told me I had just run my farthest distance yet.  I know that it’s a short distance for most, but for me after a 7 year hiatus from expecting anything from myself physically – it was amazing!  I ran 3 miles in thirty min flat and I was shocked! Then I ate two pieces of pizza and some popcorn…the end!

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J took some after shots for me to commemorate!  Can you tell where my jacket was open to the rain…don’t worry I don’t have random sweat glands on my shoulders or anything!

13 comments:

Nerell said...

Good Job Sarah! I am so proud of you...

Mom said...

Good job Sarah!! So who's training program are you following (Dustin's/Russ's)? Is it 6 miles tomorrow? ")

Mom said...

Good job Sarah!! So who's training plan are you following (Dustin's/Russ's)? Is it 6 miles tomorrow?? ")

The Soptich clan said...

woman you are a rock star! I didn't know you were a Nike +er too, isn't it the best? I love uploading my runs so I can feel hip hop on the computer. I need to catch up to you, 3 miles is the farthest I've gone yet and there were NO hills involved! I will do it for you (and Pat) though!

Linda said...

To quote Tyler "That's totally wicked cool!" And that is about the biggest complement ever! Congratulations!!

Jenna said...

Holy dang!!! That is awesome. I'll start trying to catch up with you and we'll go running together when I get home! Let's do it. You rock.

Tara said...

Good to know about the sweat glands, I was worried! And, good for you!

Lemme said...

hold crap...you are truly an amazing woman!

KellyAnne said...

You are AMAZING! I wish I could have seen you running in the rain. I am grinning just thinking about it. Wow I want to be like you! :) Thanks for the inspiration.

Chivaun-o-rama said...

You are a ROCK STAR! I am in awe...i hate running...

Steph said...

I can't believe it Sopti, I could never do that! You are such an inspiration!

Ashley & Josh said...

Thats great. I was thinking the other day that since my old man of a dad can run a marathon I guess I should try and get in shape too! Thats awesome that you are improving so fast and have such good self control and determination.
p.s. I like your shirt, Go Seasiders!!!

Jeremy Saunders said...

YEAH You did it! I know exactly what you are feeling, it is euphoric to run outside. I once ran through the trails over a carpet of red, orange, yellow leaves, and was seriously high. Ahh...I miss it!
mimi