Friday, December 5, 2008

The Fog Is Lifting....

"A race is a work of art that people can look at and be affected by in as many ways as they're capable of understanding."STEVE PREFONTAINE

Here I am . Today I am sore as a you know what!!! 10.3 miles last night. And we did it in 2:25:35!!!!! Sweet!!! I shaved off 7 minutes. :)

My trainer and I spoke yesterday, and it helped me out. I felt like my spirit had been broken. I am still not quite back to me but I am better.

As pointed out, my physical body has changed. And I think it has set in. And I am now realizing how much I have changed on the outside.Ex. None of my clothes fit, or shoes!! I get cold when it is cold outside. I never had that problem being heavy. All what I called my comfort zones, are now gone. I have nothing to hide behind. I still have a ways to go, and it will be a little bit harder to get the rest of the weight off. I can except that. Some of my family members are showing that they to are having a hard time with the physical changes too. They have seen me at both ends of the weight. Thin and heavy. We are working through this, and that's why I am feeling better. I don't want to throw away all my hard work in training. I am doing this for me.

The family is going to have to except that. A couple hours out of the day is not going to hurt anyone.I feel better when I am done. My mind, my body, and spirit.

So with that, I am Rae and I am a long distance runner, no matter how slow or fast I am I am a long distance runner, till I am no longer able to run.

I head back to work tomorrow, I am hoping I will see the new schedule and with the time off. Please everyone cross your fingers and toes.{sweating bullets here}

Here shortly I will be doing my resistance workout. I know I should be doing nothing,today after a long run.

I am going to recommend everyone to pick up this issue of Runner's World. The Disney Marathon is in it with some great pictures, and some great articles for us beginners.

Team Voice Has been one of my favorite supports and I have to say without all of you, I may not have got my on that horse. It is neat. Over the last year. I have sat here reading everyone's blogs and the boards, watching how we all have struggled and and made personal best. I am so very proud of all of you in the Team and I am even happier to be able to call all of you my friends.

See all of you real soon!!!!{really}

Miles this week : 18.29


MikeF. said...

All I can say is 1,2,3 PRIDE!!!!

Joggerblogger said...

well done me lady :-)

ariane said...

You are amazing! I'm am so proud of you. But more importantly, you are proud of your self, and that is awesome.

Anonymous said...

10.3...ALRIGHT! Great job, Rae.

Jeff said...

Great post Rae! and way to shave off those minutes. Today marks one month until we step on the plane and head down. Keep up that positive attitude!

Chris said...

The mileage is awesome, the attitude is fantastic! Keep it up friend, we're almost there. :-)

DebWDW said...

Now this is the Rae we know and love!! Keep it up -- we're all so close to the finish line!!

Princess Fee said...

Woohoo! GO RAE!!!!!