Thursday, October 23, 2008


Last Saturday several of my friends ran KC 1/2 marathon. I showed up at the end to see them finish (i was not there for the starting line... me get up at 5:00 on a saturday? Um, no thanks, love you but not that much.) It was pretty much amazing. It was totally exciting. And... while I was there to cheer on all of my friends running that day I have to admit I had a bit more vested interest in one of the runners... When I met up with Zach after he completed the race he had such a huge smile on his face. He was so excited and proud, and pretty much looked like he would take on the world-- no sweat-- at that very moment. And he probably could, i don't know. I am so impressed with his accomplishment, and pretty much obliterating all his goals... amazing. It had to be pretty amazing for him too. You could see it all over his face. Maybe my favorite Zach moment to date. I don't know, i'll get back to you on that one...
Seeing them complete their race got me all excited for completing one of my own... Oh boy, we are heading to Florida for the Disney Princess Half Marathon. This is pretty much a big deal, becuase I am not a runner. I am not even athletic. I am barely coordinated. But... I am determined, and I am excited, and I am going to at least cross the finish line... even if I crawl accross. haha I am pretty sure I am going to die, if Zach (who is a runner anyway...) was pretty sore for a couple days after the race, so I am pretty gaurunteed death on the spot. Yargh.
Last night we were discussing his amazingly quick recovery, and he said "I'm fine. I could probably run another one this weekend..." Kid thinks he's superman. I wish I had his invincibility complex. "Training" is in full swing and I am scared... wish me luck!


Courtney said...

Don't worry we can all encourage each other during training. :)

Becca Jean said...

If I'm making it across the finish line you are too, I don't care if I have to give you a piggyback ride!