Saturday, March 28, 2009

I Survived 21-Miles



Despite the fact that I called Om Bro last night and told him I planned to prepare my obituary for him, in the event that I didn't make it back from Hopkinton this morning (I like to plan ahead), I'm still alive and kicking. Scratch that; "kicking" is probably an overstatement. I do, however, feel good. In moments, euphoric. I ran farther than I ever have in my life today. I tested myself. I supported others, and I leaned on them too. I discovered that salt is my secret weapon (followed closely by Kanye West), and the only thing better than getting stronger is actually realizing that you are stronger than you previously thought possible. To be candid, as recently as two weeks ago, I still thought, "Oh, hell no, I can't do this." Thankfully, I was wrong.

8 comments:

Adriana Eder said...

Congrats! That's quite an achievement. Take good care of yourself and keep sportin' the rockin' hats!

sarah said...

Great news indeed! I actually saw you at the top of Heartbreak Hill chatting with others runners after your run as I was driving home. Love the hot pink running tights!

Anonymous said...

We can do far more then me give our selves credit for. The first day I arrived at bootcamp, they told me everything I was going to do. I said to myself, no way. By the end, they had every sorry sap doing what they had said on the first day. Good stuff RRP.

meghantelpnerblog.com said...

How Rebecca! I have always kind of envied people who have that urge to put on their shoes- rain or shine and just run. I am not a runner. I can ride my bicycle for days on end (even did it from Toronto to Montreal)... but running. Nope. I have always conceded it was my five foot tallness that kept me from running- but seeing your vid... I think all along it may have been the fear of having edamame on my knees. :) Inspiring!

Lynn Higgin said...

Very very inspiring! Thank you for sharing your achievement. I think I can pull myself off the couch now and get myself moving ;-)

Chelsea Gwynne said...

Go get 'em girl! This is so great! Can't wait to see more.

Martini said...

Whoo hoo! You go girl!

Ruhefitness said...

Hi there,
I think that is great you ran that far. My girlfriend and I are thinking of running a 1/2 marathon first, then try for the full a little later. We both are in good shape. Each weekend we are out either mountain bike riding, trail running in the Sierra Foothills in California. We also kayak and snowshoe. Every once in a while run a 5k.
Thanks for sharing. I have been teaching yoga and pilates for 9 years. Check out my video I put together for fun. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kvyfodtiwhw
Keep up the wonderful work. Ervin Ruhe Jr.