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Saturday, November 21, 2009



I am so impressed that you shaved three minutes off of your best time!!! That's huge - you can't always predict what will happen when you run a race. I am usually the cheerleader on the sidelines with the cowbells. I just started training for my first half and was inspired by you. Thanks.


I'm sorry I made you cry. I think that your accomplishment is FABULOUS. I don't know anyone who has run 4 half's in a year. There is no way on this earth that I could keep up with you for 13 miles (remember: the last race we ran together, I peetered out after 3 with you.)

It's hard to come so close. I understand. But I still look up to you for accomplishing so much. And this post was just beautiful!

(Before I forgot to tell you, I saw Susan at Target last night and she said to tell everyone hi.)


Enjoy reading your blog. CONGRATS to you - running four half marathons in a year is a huge goal and you made it. Be proud of that and don't worry about 48 sec - in the grand scheme of things 48 seconds is squat - nothing - too little to measure. YOU DONE GOOD, BE PROUD.

Melanie Bell

I've said this before, but I just love reading your posts because you're so real. All of the self-doubt and beating yourself up - it's just all so familiar. I'm constantly struggling to find something to do for myself to define me as more than just a mom, and then I feel guilty for taking the time to do anything that's just for me.

As for your goal, I think you're amazing. Training for all of those races while working, being a mom and wife, and dealing with all of the stuff life throws at you - wow! It's awesome that you ran the four races, and to me, your time was incredible! I know, I'm sure I'd feel the same way, but congrats. I hope you can give yourself some credit for your accomplishments even if that twinge of disappointment never fully goes away.


I'm sorry. Of course you wrote with perfection how much that time meant for you. Now, had you just tweaked that time 49 seconds less, you'd have a pretty solid LDS novel. as it is, you have a fine, real-life story:)

Not being a runner but being married to one, I get kendell's response. There always seems to be another race to conquer for us spectators. Take heart, 2:00:48 is a great time. Most people don't count the seconds when you get to hour times. You ran it in 2 hours! Take that time and run with it.

And know that you are amazing.


I need to figure out where you live, and come give you a big old hug!
I am proud of you!
I am not sure why it is that we feel compelled to beat ourselves up. If given the same siuation...if you were talking with a friend who just ran a half marathon in 2:00:48, what would you say to her?
You would be proud of her.
You should be proud of her!
And I bet your stupid watch was off...;)

Retro Jordan

Excellent post. It makes me realize the energy of words and pictures. I learn a lot, thank you! Wish you make a further progress in the future.

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