Wednesday, December 09, 2009

Reflection Run

Well, I've done it. I have completed training for my first post-baby marathon! I honestly can not believe it.

"All I want for Christmas is for Mommy to cross the finish line at Rocket City!"

I mean really... it has been a long, hard road. It's a darn good thing I proclaimed while pregnant that I'd run another marathon before Isaac turns one year old. Otherwise, upon learning how hard it would be for me to "come back" from pregnancy, I may have just thrown my hands up in the air and pleaded "mom blob forever!"

Thankfully, as you all know, I didn't get that choice. Instead, I was chosen for Team Point Two! Thank God, Toni, Steve and John for that! I was put on a plan the second I got my doc's OK six weeks after Isaac was born... and those folks, plus all of my wonderful teammates, never let me quit! It was sooooo hard in the beginning, and oh so very hot for the vast majority of this journey, but that is now water under the bridge because I am less than three days away from marathon #3. Whoo hoo!

And Isaac is about three seconds away from destroying everything I own, at all times. LOL

I just can't thank everyone enough for all of the support I have received. It truly means the world to me. I thought of it as I ran a final 3-miler tonight. Next stop: Huntsville, Alabama!


Anonymous said...

I've enjoyed following you on this journey. You have put a lot of hard work, effort and time into your training. All that and a new baby too! You are truly inspirational. Have fun at the race- you've earned it!

Petraruns said...

Sweetheart I've just sent you a private message but the world should also know just how amazing your achievement is. WOOT WOOT WOOT SUSAN!

Suzanad said...

'Mom blob' - lol!!

You've come SO far, I am so impressed.:) A whole marathon within a year of having a baby?! Crazy! You're a big inspiration.
You'll do great at the race :D

Susan K. said...

Could Isaac be any cuter??! Oh man, that is one cute lil' elf. I really want to squeeze him! so cute!!

You are an inspiration with your goal and your training, your determination. I am surprised at how quickly this time has arrived!

I know you'll do great, SS...I'll be thinking about you this weekend. Rock it in Rocket City!

ShirleyPerly said...

Susan, I can't imagine how hard it must have been to come back from being pregnant and take care of a newborn while training for a marathon. But I do know how hard it is to train in horrible heat. You are INCREDIBLE!

Best of luck to you this weekend!!!

Drusy said...

GO SUSAN!!!!! You deserve a brilliant finish for all your hard work!