Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Half Marathon, Here I Come!

Surprised by the title? You should be if you remember this post I did last November, saying "I should never touch a marathon as long as I live." What happened?! I honestly don't know. One minute I'm completely AGAINST running it and then give me a week and I'm telling you that I'm thinking about it. After hearing this, Kaycee immediately saw an opening and **BOOM** she was messing with my head and convincing me that I could do this! That I really could finish a half marathon. I am such a weak person - I caved and now here I am training for a marathon. So why am I telling you all about this? Well, I figure that the more people I tell and that account me for it the more reason I have not to back out. It would be pretty embarrassing. Oh, and losing the pounds is certainly a great bonus (you can see my progress at the bottom of our blog as I go along). I think that above all, what I'm most excited about is the possiblity of crossing the finish line and saying "I DID IT! I REALLY DID IT!".

12 comments:

Lulu said...

haha, i just heard you not too long ago say that you would never run a marathon! looks like kaycee won't let you bail out of this one.
i'm glad you're doing this, i'll be fun for you. i'll live this experience vicariously through you, since i'm never going to run one. lol.
fun running!

Maile said...

Good for you! I'm thinking I need to find a race to run in the spring or early summer to get me motivated to run in this cold weather.

gretchen said...

Naomi, you can totally do it!!! I recommend reading the Non-Runners Marathon Handbook--it's so inspirational and helped me survive my first marathon.

Jess said...

That Kaycee, she's always talking people into running excruciatingly long distances. :) Good luck, and I'll follow your progress from the couch, while I still have the pregnant excuse!

Becca said...

Way to go. Someday I'd like to do one, but I haven't gotten out of that 'someday' mode yet :)

Christina said...

Good job! Wow, inspirational!

Leishman family said...

Crap! Now I can't back out because you put my name on your blog. I guess I'm committed.

Naomi said...

You better believe it Kaycee! If I'm going down in pain so are you! LOL. But hey, look at it this way, at least we'll get healthier and have rockin' bodies after! Well, we better!

Thanx everyone for your kind words. It's so nice to have so many friends and family cheer you on!

Debbie said...

That is awesome Naomi! I'll be rooting for you from now until the finish line! (And thank you for your wonderfully sweet comment on my blog. I sure do love and appreciate you!)

Emily said...

Good for you! You're a better woman than me. :)

mistieleigh said...

You go girl! I am happy for you. You really are inspirational b/c you good at setting your mind to something and getting er done! YAHOOO! not to worry- i'll keep tabs on you and see how you are doing!

Nathan said...

Hey, you'll be ready to come hike the West Coast trail with us... you might have to carry our packs part of the way, though, Wonder-woman.