Monday, October 28, 2013


"When you put yourself on the line in a race and expose yourself to the unknown, you learn things about yourself that are very exciting."
- Doris Brown Heritage, pioneer in women's distance running

i ran in my first half marathon on saturday and it is safe to say i am completely addicted!!!!!

when i started the race, time stood still for an instant, and i was seriously moved to tears...
i was so inspired and encouraged by the others running alongside me, 
elevated by the sheer adrenaline rush, 
and filled with hope as so many would stare down the face of adversity.

while starting the race was incredible, 
finish it was ten times more so!

i was so focused on the finish line that i would have missed my family on the sidelines had i not heard them yelling out my name!

to see ricky, my mom and my three precious boys smiling and cheering me on was hands down,
 the. best. feeling.

"The miracle isn't that I finished. The miracle is that I had the courage to start."
- john bingham

“Human beings are made up of flesh and blood, and a miracle fiber called courage.” -George Patton

linking up with carissa and casey


  1. You are amazing! What an awesome accomplishment. I have always wanted to push myself to run, but can never get up the will to do it. You inspire me to give it a go. I love this so much!! xoxoxo
    -Diane :)

    1. thank you so much, Diane!!! such sweet words!! you should totally give it a go :)...running has been such a gift for me and has pushed me to learn things about myself that I don't know if I would have learned otherwise!!! definitely not always easy, but always worth it! lol much love friend!!!!! xoxo

  2. yayayay! awesome job that is so exciting and inspiring! i'm training for a half marathon right now and i'm getting a little nervous with winter well on its way! any training advice!?

    1. thank you so much!!! so exciting that you are training for one!!! if you are actually putting in the time to train, you will do great!! I used this free app called "run keeper" for my training and LOVED it!! I highly recommend it!! the only thing that took my off guard was how tough the last mile was, haha. of course, it was completely up hill on the course I did, which I did not anticipate. :) You will love it though!!! I'm already trying to find another one to do!! much love! xoxo