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, January 31, 2011

Half Marathon

Way to go guys!!!!  I am super Proud!

I decided to sign my 14 yr. old and I up for a Half Marathon.  We ran it together with Mr. L and my little brother.  Well it ended up more like my son running ahead with my brother,  me running with Mr. L.  It was a doosey, but not as bad as I thought it would be.  I thought we would just take it easy and walk some of the way and mosey our way, but nope we ran the whole way.  At that distance walking becomes harder than running.  Besides that you start getting a lot of other pains when you start walking and it's a lot harder to get started back to running.  

Here I am at mile 12

I had a greater emotional connection to this run than the Marathon that I did in '09.  I think it's because Mr. L stayed with me the WHOLE time, he kept me going.  I am sooooo grateful for him.  He could have ran ahead and got a better time, but he stayed with me.  We held hands across the finish line, it was really special.  It also made me wonder how did I ever run most of a whole Marathon without him.  I really relied on his "get there attitude".  

My brother got 1 hr. 50 min., my son got 2:07, and Mr. L and I got 2:23 which was pretty good for not training.  There has to be a balance in training...I overtrained for the Marathon and undertrained for this.

I want to keep up a fitness program and mix it up a bit without running every second so I am going to be doing the P90X program.  So I will try to keep up on blogging about my experience.


Lil' LeBaron Family said...

I'm so proud of you guys!!!! Maybe if I could get that mind over the body quote down, then I could run one! Fat chance :P emphasis on the fat...

Fun Family Times said...

Good job! It sounds like a lot of fun!

Kimber said...

Way to go!!!! Such a cute family =) Love you Andrea! Thanks for the sweet comment on my blog =)

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