Monday, August 2, 2010

My First Marathon. Sorta.

Last night, I came up with a genius idea (if I do say so myself)! I had been ruminating over the inability to reach my goal of finishing a marathon before my 30th (don't wait until the last minute, because you never know when you're going to have a brain tumor), and that's when it occurred to me that I don't have to run the race (even though I do love the t-shirts). All I need to do is complete an official marathon route!

So tomorrow morning, Danny and I are going to wake up at 3:30am, drink several cups of coffee and head downtown to start the course of the Wenatchee marathon. We figure it will take about six or seven hours to complete the entire route since we're walking, but it will be worth it! I'm packing a couple of PB&J sandwiches and thankfully Danny has a couple of CamelPaks so we won't die of thirst. Already, our friend Jessaca said she'd love to swing by with her little baby girl and meet up and join us for a leg of the walk. This is going to be fantastic!

I know that it's not exactly the goal that I initially set, which was finishing a marathon without walking, but sometimes life changes and you have to roll with the punches. I'm so excited that I found another way to satisfy my goal, this way I won't feel like a failure! In fact, I already feel empowered. Sometimes, when you bump into a wall you just have to find your way around it. It'll just take a lot longer, if you're walking.

5 comments:

  1. Jess, you still amaze me every time I read one of your posts. You are so strong and determined. It makes me so happy to hear you so positive and doing so well. I'm so impressed that instead of just being dissapointed in not accomplishing one of your goals you found a way to do it. You are inspiring!
    Amy

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  2. Brilliant! Such a good idea Jess. I will be thinking of you tomorrow and hoping it doesn't get too hot. Good luck!
    -Sara

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  3. See how resourceful you are. You always find you way around that wall with your practical ingenuity. Keep on truckin'. xoxo

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  4. What a fabulous idea and I hope that you and Danny had fun today. You are a remarkable person! In my mind you ran two races that were unbelievable by having two back-to-back brain surgeries! I have NO doubt in my mind that you will live a long and fulfilled life and run many races! The happiest of birthdays to you on Friday!!!

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  5. Excellent idea! One of my fav quotes (from Roger Clyne & the Peacemakers) is "Ya gotta know how to bend if you don't wanna get broke" seems like you're very bendy these days! :) Can't wait until this weekend!!

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