Saturday, May 12, 2012

15.5 miles completed!

This morning I woke up at 4:00 am and race didn't start till 8:20 am, but I honestly could not sleep.... My stomach had such anxiety.. The other thing, I had no voice when I woke up either...   I really wasn't sure if this was going to end well or not for me..... 



Here's the other thing you might not know about me, I have Epilepsy. I was diagnosed a year ago and I thought it was the end of running, but God had a different journey.. I think he is still taking me on that journey. This race, marks 9 months of being seizure FREE!  

Despite not feeling great this morning, I still told myself I would finish this. I have trained. I am ready and I can do this!!!

My two goals were: 1) Finish Race
                                        2) Get an official time which has to 3:30 minutes.


With my conditions of not feeling good, I thought both were obtainable goals... But I didnt realize......


I WOULD PR (Personal Record) the race!!!!!!! 


Honestly, it was not me, totally God. I give him the glory.. I kept quoting scripture and praying that God would work everything together for Good!! He did it in me!! 


I couldn't have done it, without this guy!! 


He ran his first 5k today!!! 



He then showered, drove to the halfway point of my race to cheer me on! He was the only one there! I promised I would see him at the finish line! I intended to keep that promise. 



Halfway Point!! 

                                                 Still smiling ! I had to finish! 


As I approached the finish line, I gunned it! I gave all my body had left.. I was not going to just skooch on through to the finish line, I was going to FINISH IT STRONG!! 



I kicked that girl out of the water (in blue) and they even announced it.. According to my watch and my chip time, I PR my old time by 15 minutes!!!! 



Finished! 


I love this guy!!! 


                             And these girls!


Thank you to all of my blog readers who have encouraged me, prayed for me and inspired me to complete this! Without you, this journey wouldn't have been so sweet!!

Have a great weekend! I know we will be celebrating!!!

9 comments:

sofia said...

goo storms! :) what is the green packet you're holding? is it goo???

sarahsmithstorm said...

Good eye.. It is actually Jelly Beans.. The short I was wearing, my favs, don't have a pocket, so it held me accountable to hold the thing until I got to mile 15 and then I chucked it! Got yelled at by a police officer.. Littering.. Oh, well..

mindy @ just a one girl revolution. said...

CONGRATS!! So excited for you!!!!

Andrew Storm said...

Holy freaking awesome. I am so proud of you. You inspired me while I was running, and you continue to inspire me to run faster, stronger, harder, longer! I Love You!

Erica Elia said...

Awesome job, I am so proud!!! Its always so wonderful when you have a great support team! Erica

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