Monday, May 4, 2009

channeling kara goucher

One year ago I decided to start exercising in the form of running. My friend Malinda talked me into running the Susan Komen 5K in SLC, and I thought, why not? At the time, I could not even run a half mile before I had to stop...and now one year later I am nearly ready for my ultimate goal of running a half marathon!!! It is a lonely process, filled mostly with the thoughts in my head, my ipod music, my shoes that I love, and lots and lots of footsteps...most of them being in the rain or freezing cold. I run because I want to finish this goal that I set for myself. Not to be the best or the fastest, but to say, I did it. My running idol is Kara Goucher, who finished 3rd in this years Boston Marathon. She is fast, slender, and hot. All things I would like to be. :)Sometimes I think we don't know what we are capable of accomplishing. I am not athletic. Somehow though, I find myself on these long training runs and I feel great. I push that last few meters usually in the quiet of the early morning all by myself... and then, just like tons of people are cheering for me as I cross the line...I pump my fists in the air and finish like a champ.

5 comments:

shauntae said...

I am so excited for you to reach this goal! I wish that I could be running with you, but I will stick with being able to walk. :) By the way, you are slender and hot! love ya'! Shauntae

ED said...

Ahhhh.... Amy you are such a great example. I wish I could find the strength and determination you have! You amaze me!!!!

Toots said...

Aim,
You are going strong!!!! Keep it up...your goal isn't that far off. When is the date for the run again? We are rooting for you!

Rich and Tyra said...

Girl, you ROCK!!!! I am so impressed and in awe at you. I want to be like you. I never stick to goals that I set. I want to. I am such a slacker when it comes right down to it. You are a great example and I just need to kick it in the butt, literally...And I echo Shauntae's response, you ARE slender and hot! Hello!

kimberly said...

Amy,
When we first started chatting you told me you wanted to run a half someday. I am so excited for you to do this. I wish I could run it with you; maybe next year. I will be cheering for you from here. Enjoy your little "leisure" run this weekend. xox