Monday, April 4, 2011

Half Marathon

We are currently spending a lot of time training to run our first half marathon.  If you know me you know that running is not really my thing.  Growing up a dancer we did not spend much time running.  Maybe a couple laps around the gym before pom practice, but that was the extent of my running career in high school.  I tried in college but was never able to run much more than a mile without having to stop and walk for a while.  Finally, once I started trying to get in shape for our wedding I got serious about running a couple miles.  Then in September of last year Bryan and I ran the Brookhaven Run a 5K that I was sooo nervous about.  It turns out that I had a lot of fun and ran the Race for the Cure the next month.  In December I decided I wanted to run the OKC Memorial Half Marathon.  It is usually the weekend of my birthday and I felt like that would be a great gift for my 25 year old body.  Well it is actually the weekend after my birthday this year (due to Easter) but I am really excited about this goal.  Sweet Bryan agreed to run it with me (because there is no way I could do it without him) and we have a had a great time training together.  I have learned about a lot of things I never knew about running:

1.  You cannot actually eat whatever you want when training.  I thought running a lot would give me a free pass to eat whatever I want....nope.  

2.  Your toenails can turn black.  Gross.  I have a black toenail just in time for sandal season. 

3.  The best way to enjoy a long run is to spend it in prayer.  I find myself praising God for the wind at my back, the legs that can still move, the air in my lungs, and the incredible man He placed at my side.  


  1. So proud of you! I love that time of prayer, too--although I don't do it while running. I do it when I grocery shop, do afternoon duty at school, and clean the house. It's the little things :)

    Love you too too much.

  2. Very proud of you Kate! And the note about the food...bummer.