Getting a little more JOLLY, a little more GREEN, and a little less GIANT.

19 July 2011

This is scary...

I must be insane.

My stomach sure thinks so. It gets all queasy and crampy every time I think about what I have committed myself to today. I keep having to run to the bathroom just from the pure anxiety, fear, and excitement that are wreaking havoc on my intestines.

What's got me so crazy?

I decided to bite the bullet and start training for a half marathon. THIS half marathon in fact.

*runs to bathroom*

I'm scared to death! I'm excited beyond belief! I'm definitely insane.

Running. 13.1 miles.

I weigh 246.5 pounds. I can only run about a mile without stopping. I have four little kids.

But I have 14 and a half weeks to train.
I have a willing heart.
And I even have a sister who has agreed to do it with me!

I can do this. I can do this? I can do this!

I think...


Myya said...

Oh goodness you are brave! NO, I will say courageous!! What an awesome thing to work toward. I so would one day love to be able to run a mile without possibly passing out 3 steps in, let alone 13. You go & YOU CAN!!!

Laura said...

Hey Ev!

Long time, no talk (write... whatever)! So glad I read your blog tonight! I've been kinda unplugged from the technology this summer and lovin' it but I try to catch up on your writing every once in a while.

I am so proud of you with your weight loss-- way to go! You are SO inspiring me! I found a Half to do the end of October, as well. I just hadn't officially signed up for it yet... but I'm gonna now! We are gonna do this thing!

I just bought a book off Amazon that has a 14-week training program for the half-marathon. It's called 'Beginner's Half-Marathon Trainer' by Jon Ackland. He totally makes me feel like I can do it. And. So. Can. You!

You go girl!

Jodi said...

Hey Evelyn, I haven't checked in here for awhile - sounds like you're doing awesome! Keep up the good work! You CAN do it!:)

My intestines react the same way anytime I commit myself to something new and different, when I'm nervous for my kids or anytime I have to talk in church!:)

MiMi said...


That being said, it makes my tummy hurt too. ;)

Lisa said...

GOOD FOR YOU! Good luck!

Missy0327 said...

Good luck!! You are my hero!!