Monday, March 15, 2010

13.1 miles

"I can do everything (run 13.1 miles) through Him who gives me strength." Philippians 4:13

Well...we made it! Becky, Julie, and I crossed the finish-line of the 1st ever Dallas Rock 'n' Roll Half Marathon and we did it in 2 hours and 31 minutes - which was better than our goal - and we ran the whole time!! And we were still standing when we finished - no one had to drag us across the finish-line. I definitely struggled the last mile and half and if it hadn't been for them I would have probably given up, but thankfully for them they weren't going to let me quit, even though I felt like my legs were seriously about to fall off.

When we started all of our training, I must admit - I was a little skeptical that we would actually make it the whole 13.1 miles. I have been so proud of us and all our hard work. I do know that we wouldn't have made it without the strength and perseverance that Christ gave us each time we set out to run. I also owe a huge THANK YOU to Justin (and Jeff and Craig) for giving up their Saturday mornings so we could go run for hours at a time.

Thank you Becky and Julie for being my running buddies and for bringing out something inside of me that I definitely didn't think was possible. I will forever think of you two when I put on my fancy running shoes and head out for a run. And by the way - we are definitely REAL RUNNERS now!

the running shoes that carried me the 13.1 miles
my official running bib
we are the 3 girls in purple on the left side of the picture
the banner that our sweet husbands made
pierce waiting on his momma
with my sweet parents
our family
we did it!!! and we are still smiling!!


Kampen Family said...

You guys rock!!!

Judy said...

I am really proud of you!!! (Becky and Julie,too)

Tiffany said...

Congratulations! I came over from Abby Lea's blog when I saw your blog title. My sister in law ran the Rock n Roll this weekend too and we went to cheer her on. I'm so proud of y'all! What an accomplishment.

Brian and Kambry said...

love it! way to go, Joanna!!