Thursday, February 10, 2011

Ready or not, here I go!!

Three days and counting!  Until what?  Until this girl starts Hal Higdon's 12 week Half Marathon Training!  YIKES!  Over the past 6 weeks I have been working out and building up some endurance on the treadmill, but now it's go time.  No turning back.  I see the goal and I LONG so badly to attain it.
I watched my Dad commit to training for a marathon last year....the man did not falter.  He decided, he committed, and he succeeded!  I am praying for that level of determination.  Maybe it's genetic?  :)
Looking  at the schedule for the next 12 weeks is messing with my mind a bit.  I have moments of thinking, "I can't do this EVERY DAY, it will require too much time away from my kids!"  I know this is NOT truth.  Truth is that committing to a healthy way of life is the BEST thing that I can do for my kids.  Continuing to live obese and unhealthy is what REALLY would take too much time away from my kids.  I have to reminD myself of this daily.
So friends, I know some of you are on a similar journey.  I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers.  I know if it's hard for me, it's hard for you!
I can do this!  You can do this!  WE CAN DO THIS!


  1. Emily, I know you can do this! Anytime you want to run with us as Fishers we would love to have you. Obviously the weather has been a little crazy lately but as soon as we can get back out on the side walks we run outside M,W & F from the Y at 9:15. If we can't do it because of the weather we run inside. We started training this past week. I am shooting for under 2 hours this time, however it is kind of a BIG stretch! I will be praying for you!!! Keaton has his first surgery on Tuesday so after Monday I won't be at the Y for a least a week but probably two.

  2. Thanks so much for the encouragement, Megan! It would be awesome to come over to the Fishers Y on days that you guys are inside! I'm still doing more wogging than running, so I probably couldn't keep up on the outside runs! :) I know you're committed, and I'm sure you can reach your under 2 hour goal!
    You and Jeremy and Keaton will be in my prayers. I mean this seriously, if you need any help with Hayley or meals or anything please don't hesitate to call, text, whatever.
    Hope to see you soon!

  3. How is the marathon training coming??