Tuesday, January 20, 2009


Today, I signed up for my first run. I'll be participating in the Shamrock this year in the 8K run. I am so excited about this. The training schedule is printed and hung on the refrigerator and I am avidly reading about training for a long run. I am also a little bit nervous about this. Once you pay your fee - you're committed. No second thought - just hitting submit on the Registration Form and focusing on the fact that if you train right - you're body is capable of more than you give it credit for. So, let the training begin...see you at the Finish Line Celebration!

5 comments:

Laura D said...

Yeah! I'm sure you'll be able to do it. Not me...I'll stick to fast walking. There is such a since of accomplishment when you finish a race though. Whether you walk or run,finish first or 100th, it's just great to FINISH. Have fun training!

Tim, Kristen & Megan said...

That is great Bethany! I am sure you will do great! If I was there, I would consider doing that with you for sure. That would probably get me back to pre-preggo days!! Well, enjoy working out and preparing for this race. Keep us updated.

Anonymous said...

You go, girl!! I can't wait to hear all about it! Phil 4:13!!

Karis said...

I can't imagine running that far if I was forced to let alone choosing to do it. :-) (Now if I was fast walking it and I could do it with family members or friends and talk, talk, talk through it all -- I'd sign up for that!)

I think it's great that you are working for that kind of discipline! Good for you!

Robert said...

Dad V

Bethany,

I was going to do all three blogs responses at once and respond about the book reading challenge. I am on the third lap and can almost see the finish line. My fingers have hit mostly the tight keys in my blog response efforts this morning. I did not expect to see the announcing of an approximate 5 mile run that your were entering. I trust that the training goes well and you finish the run on a very good note. I have been trying to think of the books that i would like to commit to read this year. I like little projects like answering blogs that I can click off my too do list on paper. I do not always get the to do things on my mental list done. Kristen is the one that keeps me on to the blogging response schedule after she finally gets one done. She sort of expects a response from her dad for her blogging effort. I only read the blogs at home that Marilyn has categorized for me to find. I conclude with happy reading after the exhausting training timers for the BIG race. Happy racing Bethany and let us know how training goes and the big race. Bye for now as my fingers are getting tender from the typing. THREE BLOGS DOWN WITH THE FINISH LINE IN SIGHT AND I AM STILL SITTING.

Love.

Dad V.