I worked very hard just like everyone else who did this study. I was able to make new friendships and really learn how to support my friends. I also was able to have my son run with me and let him find out that he really does have a gift in running....and hopefully he will continue it. Plus four out of the six people that live in our house have decided that they will start running with me also.
Here are some pictures of us before the run:
|My son T and I before the race...he did AWESOME!|
|My niece and I ...what an encourager she was!|
After mile 1 I knew I was in trouble...my knee started giving out...but my anger kept me going....I had worked so hard...to not finish simply was NOT an option. I kept running until mile 2 then walked/ran to mile 3....and THEN when you see all your friends and everyone clapping for you??? WELL....my leg and my knee were SCREAMING and by the end so was I....my son captured this pic of me coming in...what you don't see is the sheer WILL getting me across the finish line.
|My niece got me across the finish line...I wanted to just lay on her on my way in.|
I'm rather discouraged because I can't even do the smallest of things right now around the house...worried about how all that is to get done....and I have two children to homeschool. So, discouragement is settling in a bit...I'm so annoyed at why after doing what I needed to do I had an injury and ended up in the ER with great big shots that hurt like mad and then I ruined my son's camping trip that he was to have with Scouts and was going to be able to camp out with his Dad. Instead, I'm on the couch with ice and pain medicines and even doing the smallest things are difficult...all I want to do is run...nothing big...its my little piece of something that I like to do for "just me" and now......I can't do anything...not even clean....which is my other favorite thing to do...and the worst thing is....I have to ASK for help for all things!
My dear boy though had an awesome race....he finished first in his age group and his time was 26.27 minutes...so I was super proud!
|1st, 2nd, and 3rd|