Friday, December 24, 2010

it's a christmas miracle!

First of all, I'd like to thank all of you who commented on my freak out post. I am constantly blown away by the support that I find here and on Twitter. You're all awesome and I very much appreciate you taking the time to try to calm me down when I'm so obviously being irrational.

And now.. It's a Christmas miracle!!

I got up this morning, and even though my head was full of snot, I put on my running clothing and got ready to head out. Okay, actually, that's a lie. First I begged my mom to make me breakfast and then I sat and watched three episodes of Criminal Minds. But THEN I went out for my run.

And you know what? It felt good. Really good. Awesome, in fact. I did feel a little bit of tightness in my IT band but it wasn't painful. I was originally going to only do three miles but I felt so good that I decided to keep going and ended up doing 6 miles. I can't even begin to explain how important this run was for me, mentally more than physically. It's amazing how weeks of painful and demoralizing runs were seemingly wiped away by one good, solid run.

16 DTM and I am feeling pumped, folks. Ready to kick some Disney butt!

Mile 1: 9:54
Mile 2: 10:09
Mile 3: 9:52
Mile 4: 9:50
Mile 5: 9:52
Mile 6: 1013


Unknown said...

and kick butt you shall!
so glad todays run was positive :]

Dori said...

Amazing!! Where did you run? This was just what you needed to excite you again for the marathon!


Unknown said...

thank you monica!!

dori - i ran from my house over to the cross island and did a back and forth loop. and i agree, it was just what i needed to put me in a good state of mind. and i don't know how i survived without my garmin. I LOVE IT.

Mary McManus said...

I am so glad that I went on Twitter just to check out how all of my peeps were doing and I saw this. YEAH for Christmas miracle. I'd been praying for you girl. Oh wow - you made my Christmas eve with this post. Love ya! Mickey, Minnie and Goofy won't know what hit 'em! BTW let me know if you can make that appt for your post race massage seeing how the pre race massage worked just great!

Anonymous said...

AH!!! are you running the disney marathon? so jealous!

(found your link from sg)

KJ said...

Disney is TRULY the best Race on Earth! Enjoy every moment - I had a blast in '08!

I'll be thinking of you!