Tuesday, March 30, 2010

...i was runnin'...

after my first week of training, i was in pain.

no, like PAIN.

the entire time i'm thinking to myself, 'kenna, who do you think you are?  you can't run a 1/2 marathon!  hello, you are, how do we say this nicely, um, fat, and you haven't been active in over 2 years.'  

i tend to doubt myself, apparently.

however, last night as i geared up to do 3 miles, i tried something new.  i actually encouraged myself. 

easiest three miles ever.

mind over body.


new shoes don't hurt either.



yes, i have the longest feet ever.  even crazier, they grew a whole size with my brain tumor.

freaky. 


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17 comments:

TIM&SHAN said...

you go woman!!!! You. ARE. Awesome!
Seriously thank you for being an inspiration to me!!!!
You can do it and I am glad that you are letting yourself think so too!!! The power of the mind is amazing huh?

Jessica GaleForce said...

Your an inspiration, I need to get back into running. I did it in high school, but I have been having dreams of running the last couple of weeks. I think its time to pull out the ole'shoes :)

serenity said...

It's all how you manage the mental stuff. I had done 3 milers; a handful of 5 km races last year. But my big hurdle was 5 miles. Once I ran that? I realized I can DO ANYTHING.

You can TOTALLY run a half marathon. I believe in you.

And when you start to believe it too? It's completely empowering.

xxx

serenity said...

(and thanks for the thoughts and telling me that I do make a difference. I'm thrilled to be reminded sometimes that there are people who read the drivel I write.) :)

xxx

Shannon said...

Way to go! I'm proud of you...it's amazing what a little bit of positive self talk will do for the soul, eh?
I remember the first time I decided to "be nice to myself"...it was a completely different experience. It changed the entire way I thought about myself, and I loved it...and started to love me. Hooray for personal encouragement. And keep up the great work.
p.s. love the new shoes.

Gio, Tasha, and Bella said...

Wow! I am so proud of you. That is an amazing accomplishment. I don't think I have ever run 3 miles before.

Ashley said...

You rock! Seriously. Keep it up!

the.pattens said...

Kenna-
Keep it up girl! You can do anything. I had a miscarriage in December and after that I said to myself, I need to get my butt in shape and make myself happy. The going has been hard but 3 months later I have lost 12 pounds and I feel so good. I am happy and even though other things in life are hard I feel like this is something that I have absolute control over and that gives me some sort of satisfaction that I really can't explain. So keep it up! We can do ANYTHING we want to if we just put our minds to it.

Thanks for sharing your blog and I love reading your posts. You give me strength and motivation. Way to go girl, you are a wonderful strong woman through in through!

Your Blog Stalker :D
Mary

Jewls said...

I need to start running again! It truly is a mental battle more than a physical one I think! Way to go on the three miles, that's fab!

Erin said...

WooHOOOOO! Can I come cheer you on in June?

Alli said...

You make me want to run. Now you just need to make me want to get off my couch.

Jen Nelson said...

You are AWESOME!!! I am inspired and proud and so excited for you!! Would it be dorky if I came and cheered you on? I will totally run a couple miles with you to!

Trent and Janel Lyman said...

Being/getting into shape feels awesome. It is nice when your body does things that it hasn't done in a long time. Hurray for change.

Josh and Kandice said...

I need some of that encouragement!:) Please tell me that you have to stop and walk a little...that will really discourage me!:) The soreness does hurt so good and I love the feeling afterward, the runner's high! So excited to run with ya, we might need to meet before then...

leisha said...

You are amazing lady. And it really is mind over matter. That's what I tell myself every day trying to learn to swim and bike and run for this tri. What was I thinking. But a goal is always good and really nothing bad can come of it. New shoes don't hurt and I am telling you...you don't have the longest feet in the world. I do.

Kristin said...

Three miles! That's awesome. I get upset if I have to get off the couch in order to fetch the remote. You're going to be fit and trim and I'll still be fat! Awesome shoes.

I'm going to start going to the gym at 3 p.m., so if that fits your schedule, let me know.

Steve and Hailey said...

You just cranked out three miles? What? My goal is a half marathon, but I'm kind of stuck somewhere between four and five miles...You are super woman!

I am so behind, but I just noticed your new operation little's button. Tote cute! I'll have to update. Your profile looks awesome. Of course it represents you and Josh!

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