Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Fair Fun!

I've been meaning to post some of these pictures since last week, but just haven't had the time to get on the computer yet!  My parents came to visit last Tuesday.  The kids were out of school for the county fair Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday.  We took the kids Wednesday night to ride some rides and look through all the animals that were being shown. 

We had a pretty good time.  Several of the local kids were showing.  I was really shocked at how many kids were participating.  One of Bre's friends won Grand Champion rabbit and made $5800 at the sale!  Needless to say, next year we may end up with a few show rabbits in the backyard!  That's college money!

For a training recap... I'm only on week two of the marathon training, and it is pretty intense.  My half is a little over a month away with the full marathon to follow in February.  Sunday's are when we do our long runs.  This Sunday is a 9 miler.  Last Sunday the 8 miler was so tough!  I didn't realize how hot it actually was when we set out that afternoon.  I actually ran by where we park every two miles to get a drink of water.  I felt so defeated when it was over, along with some crazy tan lines.  I must remember the sunscreen!  Today was a 5 miler, and I ended up with a blister!  Not too thrilled about that either.  I knew when I started that this was going to be tough, but I can't wait to cross that finish line!

Monday, October 21, 2013

Train on

Let the training continue!  I'm officially registered for the Cowtown Marathon.  That's 26.2 excruciating miles!  I'm pretty pumped about it, but also pretty nervous.  I'm using Hal Higdons Intermediate training plan and it's pretty intense.  I had been using the Novice plan for my half, but a friend has encouraged me to step it up a notch.  This plan includes two 20 milers!  That will definitely be a killer.

I'm not going out planning to get some super time, but just hoping to finish upright.  Hopefully nobody will be dragging me across the finish line. :)  Two years ago I would've never in a million years dreamed I would be where I am today.  Training for a marathon?  Seriously?  My love of running, fitness, and nutrition has transformed my life tremendously, and I can't wait to take it to this next level.  Cheer me on!  I have a half marathon in less than 7 weeks, then the full marathon is 18 weeks away!

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Happy Birthday JoJo!

Once again my family and friends amaze me with their overwhelming love for our sweet boy! We miss him deeply, and continue to celebrate his precious life each day! We'll never forget!
Happy 12th Birthday Joey Colt Crow!!

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Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Fight the fight, finish the race

I registered for a half marathon this week!  I am super excited!  I wanted to go ahead and run one before my dream race at Disney.  I'll be running the Illuminations half in San Antonio on December 7th.  Bre has also registered. 

Many say I'm crazy, but you just don't understand how emotional, thrilling, exciting, painful, and amazing running can be.  With every mile you're pushing through the pain and doing something you never thought or imagined you would ever be able to do. 

I think of Colt with every run I do.  How he fought cancer so hard.  How his body was racked with pain, but he continued on.  Although, my pain is no comparison, it makes me fight harder.  I chose one of his favorite songs as my power song.  Not to us - by Chris Tomlin.  I used to hold him in the kitchen and he and I would spin and dance as it played.  Some of my favorite memories, and our favorite moments.  I can often close my eyes at the finish of every run when I hit that power song, and I can see him cheering me on to the finish. 

He fought the fight, he finished the race.  So can I!


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