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

Saturday, May 12, 2012

Time to Train for the Marathon

I'm back...yes it took a while to get to where I wanted to write again.  It's not that life has been bad, it's just been different.  I'm different, I'm older, and so are my kids.  My point of view is different, I can actually start thinking about a career now.  I have felt very lost when it came to thinking about that, my mind was always changing like the second hand of a clock.  It was very frustrating and it was hard not to feel down.  I think I have found something that I can get passionate about, which I will share sometime soon.

I just got back from a run, and for some reason I feel the need to write about it.  I caved and signed up for the marathon on the last day of sign ups.  I had a few reservations,  1. Training is H A R D.  2.  What if my I. T. Band gives me problems like 2 yrs ago and I can't train?  3.  What if my feet gives me problems like one year ago and I can't train?  4.  I feel like I'm not a really a runner, it seem harder for me :(  5.  Training is H A R D.   6.  I didn't have a running partner (I have one now :)

I didn't sleep well the first night, a bit nervous thinking about my long road of commitment and training, but once a few friends were willing to train with me, that really helped.  And, last night a gal asked me if I signed up for the marathon and told me she did too.  So now I have an answer to prayer....a running partner.  The tender mercies of a loving Heavenly Father.  I am so grateful.

I just got back from a run, and for some reason I feel the need to write about it. We went running this morning about 4 miles, my running partner, Kim is 41 and a Rock Star!!!!  I am 36 and not a rock star, and feel very incapable.  It's so hard not to compare myself, I hate it, it's automatic.  I want running to be easy for me, I don't know if it ever will be, therefore it's really hard to love it.  I know weird.  I like that it keeps me in shape, and hopefully ward off the extra pounds, but yes it is very hard.  So there you have it.  I will keep a running log of my training.  Hopefully, I can find joy in this, I am trying to have a good attitude.

Oh Mr L. and I did a 1/2 marathon about 2 weeks ago, again it was a killer, but yeah, I should have trained better ;).  Mr. L finished 1 hr. 58 mins.  I finished  2 hrs. 30 mins.

 Yay!!! The finishline :)


Fun Family Times said...

Congrats on the signing up! I hope it goes well for you!

Becky said...

You are awesome for staying on top of the running... thank you for being such a great example! Have a great day!

renhallows said...

I can't wait to read youre adventure...I signed up to..because of YOU and your run a few years back. You inspired me. So...we shall train together, only 7 hours apart. I can't wait to read youre stories.

good luck, stay healthy!!

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