Thursday, February 10, 2011


I did it! I ran 13.1 miles and made it out alive! I had to wake up at 3:30 in the morning, to nurse the baby, get ready, meet my sweet friend Eliza and her husband, and get to the convention center. I was not really nervous since I had so many other things on my mind. It was raining on and off through the race which was not so fun, but I started out feeling great. I followed a group that had a great coach leading them. I was with them the first 8 miles and we were averaging 10.5 min miles. I refused to drink once I started because I was terrified I would have to stop and use the bathroom! About mile 8 I started to cramp in my legs and by mile 9 I was sure my legs were going to fall off. I ended up stopping to go to the bathroom twice and walking almost a full mile. At mile 11 God was on my side. Eliza ran right by me and we ran the last mile together. I felt like I had charlie horses in both of my legs, but she talked me through it. If you have been so blessed to encounter this women you know she is AMAZING! She is so positive and so encouraging. I could not have ran the last mile with out her.

I learned so much about myself through this. It really made me stop and think about my attitude, my strength, and my relationships. As I ran I saw so many people running for a cause, in memory of a loved one, or for a disabled child. I became so aware how blessed I am. I thank God everyday for the health of Lily Grace. It felt great to be able to give back. I will run every year in honor of

Thank you to everyone who donated and for all the support!


Thursday, February 3, 2011

9 months photos

9 month photos