The LeBaron Bunch, kinda like The Brady Bunch only BeTTeR

"Now if you are going to win any battle you have to do one thing. You have to make the mind run the body. Never let the body tell the mind what to do. The body will always give up. It is always tired in the morning, noon, and night. but the body is never tired if the mind is not tired."
George S. Patton, U.S. Army General, 1912 Olympian

Monday, May 18, 2009


I have so many things going on in my brain... a lot of it is self doubt. It takes me about 25 min to run 2 miles, dang, how can I run 26.2 in 6 hrs. I run everyday, and am just glad I get up in the morning and get the bed off my back and try to be fit and not balloon outta my clothes.

I was gonna run the marathon, I told my sis-in-law, but I wasn't gonna train I would walk/run it if I have to, then she burst my bubble and said the first person that ran the marathon died. I decided not to do it, at least not this year, I didn't wanna train. So I get a text from a friend asking me to run it with her. Dood, wow, umm okay.... She says there is a great 26 week program to train for it. I was in unbelief, what did I just say? Okay? My word, I have prolly never ran more than 2 miles ever, straight. I don't think I have even ran 3 miles. I think I could prolly do 3, but you know this self talk stuff?

So now I am in a commitment stage, part of me is there and a lot of me isn't. I told Nissa, my marathon friend, I was honored she would ask me, as I was really surprised, I feel like I don't know her that well. She told me she thinks I'm a strong woman, how can I say no to that? And how can I not face everyday knowing that someone is counting on me to be there? And to top things off we don't even have tickets to run yet, they are in a bidding stage at Dixie Care and Share, so we won't know for sure if we have tickets til middle of June, and then we have just over a month to raise $500 dollars for their cause. Nissa is pretty confident we will get them. Where does she get all this awesomeness? Well, I am becoming more inspired because I have had people already ask how much I need. I could cry. Just as I am overwhelmed by the magnitude of the marathon, I am overwhelmed by the wonderful support, and belief. Now if I could just convince myself.


Stephanie Lee said...

maybe convincing yourself would be an effort in vain. really...sometimes you just have to do it anyway even if you are unconvinced. You can totally do it!
Go to your library, check out a book called "Taking Flight" the author's introduction. I think you'll like it... :)

Fun Family Times said...

If you do it, Annette told me a book to read. It is called Marathoning for Mortals. Good Luck!

Clark Family said...

Just imagine the feeling of empowerment that you will have when you cross that finish line with loved ones waiting to greet you. Isn't that how our Heavenly Father is.. Standing at the Finish line waiting to greet us and tell us how well we did. Go For It!! You Can do it!! You will ove the feeling of success!

Emily said...

Well, you've done the first step to convincing yourself, and that would be agreeing to do it. I am sure you'll do great. Just think of the sense of accomplishment and apparently you'll be helping people too. That's just up your alley. :)

Lorilee said...

Andrea....mind over matter. You can do this. Set your mind to it, and your body will be flying free. Good luck.

saskia said...

what is this 26 week running program. I'd love to know about it, and this is a good cause like I said on facebook. I was a kid that got fed that care n share food!

Erin said...

My dear friend back in So Cal just ran her 3rd (4th) marathon and she just turned 43...she took up running at can do it!

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