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Wednesday, March 6, 2013

"Gratitude" - Beastie Boys [+ Phoenix Marathon]

Grateful.

That's me.

I used to be able to sit down to blog and the words would just come. Lately, I've struggled to put recent events into words.

"Thank you" - just doesn't seem to cover what I am feeling.

Let me take a step back. I'll give you a few examples.

* I was blown away when I got to meet [in real life] RAchelle [yes, the CAP on that A is supposed to be there] ;)


How I would describe her four words:

HUMBLE
Thoughtful
Caring
FREAKINGspeedy

But she went above and beyond the call of any friend last Saturday and ran 18 of my 26.2 mile marathon with me.


Here is [really] where I do not have the words. She talked to me from mile 18-25 - calf pain a-blazing. Telling me story after story. Stories of triumph. Stories of pain. Stories of encouragement. I have since spent two hours writing this down in my journal. I know, Emily, it was a freaking race. Well, no, sorry, it wasn't. It was a lot more than a race. In fact, it was barely a race. I will treasure this day forever. However, it certainly will not be because I freaking finally got a new PR.


* Grateful for the confidence this race gave me. I now KNOW I can do a 3:09. I'll get it. I held back at the beginning which felt great. Only to cramp from a muscle pull [incurred 10 days before race day] at mile 15. Not awesome. But......still.........grateful


* When Further. Faster. Forever. highlighted me as their "Athlete of the Week".


A huge honor for me. This is an incredible community of athletes run by athletes. I have "met" some of the kindest people though this group.

People Like . . . .

mcg_christopher who ran 13.44 freaking miles on a treadmill. THEN.......donated $444 to the Sojourner Center. The Domestic Violence shelter I ran for 24 hours to raise money for.

grateful.


* And that text I got from my Mom on Friday. She knew the Doctor told me not to race. She also knew there wasn't a chance in *&## I'd listen. So she text me five words.

You. Can. Do. Hard. Things.
#wordtomymutha


What are you grateful for today?

25 comments:

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pensive pumpkin said...

apparently viagra, duh. LOL

also, you- because you are AMAZING.

i'm just trying to work my mileage back up because I still hold out hope of my 13 in 13 goal, and went back to the park with the SCARY BRIDGE this week and every time I see that bridge now I think of you. I think of you saying

JUST SPRINT ACROSS

and how I cannot run right now, and how I have to walk all my mileage, and how when the time comes for me to run this race... I will

JUST SPRINT ACROSS!!

I'm grateful for you, and for people like you. The ones who give me a reason to keep going.

Thank you.

And thanks to that stupid spammer who made me laugh.

Jen said...

I am grateful for your abs - I can look at them all day
:)

Seriously great job, EMZ - congrats on your race and your beautiful appreciation.

I have gratitude for so much but particularly for the run.

Christie said...

I can honestly say Rachelle is the most genuinely, nicest person I have ever met. So awesome you two got to connect and share such an awesome moment together.

I am so grateful for the opportunity to connect with people like YOU and Rachelle! Inspirational ladies for sure.

Run on girlfriend! xo

Jamoosh said...

Toilet paper. I am grateful for toilet paper. And that I have your blog bookmarked.

thedancingrunner said...

You are incredible! I know I always say that but you really are. Congrats once again on your PR!

Mandi Runs said...

You rock woman!!

I am so grateful for all the amazing wonderful friends I have met through the love of running, cycling & triathlon! It is AMAZING!!!

Nelly said...

congrats on the PR! Sounds like it was a great race! Hope the cramps or injuries go away. And go All Blacks!

Jacqueline said...

Um, you totally ROCK!! I am so excited to see you featured as ROTW and wow, I am seriously inspired by your marathon PR!! I am grateful to get to "know" you!!

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Anonymous said...

I understand taking a break from writing ESP if you have nothing to say. But you're one of my favs! Ur mileage is awesome... I'm a tdm lover too! Train for my 3:21 marathon on there and reg log my 20s on there. But you're even better! If if u just post mileage and pics of ur cute gear! Also do you wk? I'm a phys therapist and get up each day at 330 to run.

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I'm grateful for plantains, sales racks, and running shoes :)

Elizabeth @ My Neon Running Shoes said...

You are such an inspiration!!! Your mother was right :-) Today I'm grateful for people like you who inspire others to reach outside their comfort zone and help others in need.

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