Monday, November 2, 2009

"FALL"ing in love with my Family!

And I need you to know you can "FALL" into me.
That my arms are wide open and will always be...
Right here waiting, staying strong
Come and "FALL" into me.

One Man Marathon

So all summer I had been training to run a marathon. I didn't know if I could actually run a marathon, but it was on my list of things I wanted to do in life. The marathon I was training for was the City Of Trees marathon in Boise the first weekend in October. I ran the half there last year and loved the course. When it came closer to October we started to realize that we weren't going to be able to make it down to Boise that weekend (work, family functions, church stuff) there was no way we could leave that weekend. I was so dissapointed because I trained so hard. I knew that if I didn't run that I would always regret it. So the morning of the race in Boise I woke up and ran the 26.2 miles here in Idaho Falls. Even though I was dissapointed that I couldn't do the real thing I realized that all I really cared about was finishing 26.2 miles and seeing my family at the end. It was a great day. A very PAINFUL day! Andrew made it so special for me. He made a race bib (Bailey 001) and a finish line and even awarded me with a certificate and medals at the end. My friends and parents cheered me on the last six miles (the worst six miles ever!) Im so proud I did it!!!!!!