November 10 - Thankful for STRENGTH!!!!
Tomorrow is my 4th Half Marathon....
& I think I mentioned, my knee got injured less then 2 weeks ago.
I've been in debate on whether to do this race or not...
Then I saw a picture of the medals on Facebook. It got me fired up.
Then yesterday, I went ahead & picked up my race packet. I figure if I dont run the race, I'm at least going to get a cool tech shirt for my entry fee. But they had one of the medals there at the pick up location.
My jaw dropped... its INCREDIBLE... its the biggest medal I've seen - its heavy & its got Maker's Mark wax dripping down the top of it. It got my engines rev'ed up. I WANT ONE OF THOSE.
To which my mother reminded me that you dont always get everything you want... & the Hubs is telling me he's going to hide my keys so I cant go to the race... & to which co-workers are telling me I'm stupid for trying 13.1 miles on a bum knee... & I get that they are just worried about me & that these are the people who will have to listen to me moan & groan about the pain after the race is finished.
But then I have running friends that tell me, "Go for it" - "Just go slow & FINISH" - "You'll regret it if you DONT do it" ... & I get these are the people that would run with a arm or leg cut off - they would not miss a race for anything.
I've decided I'm going with the thought of just finishing... I'm not worried about time. If I am the last one, then I'm just the last one... but I'll be even more proud that I got out there & did it. Even in & through the pain...
& I'll be proud that I am finding more strength in me then I thought I had.