Tuesday, September 29, 2009
Catch me if you can!
It's been a while since I've blogged. I'm in a new apartment, and I'm currently training for a half marathon. I moved into Shandon, which is a wonderful part of Columbia. There are tons of families, and it's such an active area. I'm living in a garage apartment behind the house of a very nice family with two young children. The apartment is a bit smaller than my old one; however, I'm saving moolah and in such a better atmosphere. As for the running, my friend Ashley and I decided in August that we were going to begin training for the Governor's cup. The race takes place on November 7th, so we've been training for about a month and a half now. I haven't been a huge runner in the past, so this has been quite a challenge for me. A very close friend, pretty much my second mom, passed away June 1st of pancreatic cancer, so she's pretty much my inspiration in doing this. Throughout her fight, I wore a purple bracelet to let her know I was fighting with her. I've now put the bracelet back on to let her know that I'm fighting for her. I've run a cross-country 5k, and this past Saturday successfully completed a 10k. I know that my pain while running is a mere drop in the bucket compared to what Janet endured. With approximately a month left to train, I still have a ways to go. Consistently running everyday, I believe that the half-marathon is in my grasp regardless if I have to stop and walk. I know there will be a little voice pushing me the whole way...cheering, encouraging, and strengthening me. Once I cross that finish line, I'll know I'll want to do it again. By gosh, Janet may have just turned me into a runner. I love you Momma, Jr.!