June 22, 2009

A HUGE GOAL ACHIEVED!!

i am not a runner.
Never have been, doubt I ever will be.
BUT, I have discovered how much I like to walk! I achieved a HUGE goal for myself last weekend. I walked (jogged a little) my first 1/2 marathon. It felt great! I didn't do it for anyone else but myself! I want to prove to myself that I could push myself.
A few months ago, I joined a local walking group, the Sole Sisters! I did a great consistent job of meeting the group but then May hit with baseball and life! So i hardly walked. But, I did not want to give up! I still wanted to achieve this and so I did it!
It helped to have my great friend, Carmen by my side! We helped each other get through it! I am very proud of us. I know this will not be our last 1/2 marathon.
It was the Helvetia 1/2 Marathon so it was a beautiful walk with a big burger at the end.

BEFORE

DURING: DURING - MAJOR SWOLLEN WEIRD COLORED HANDS:AFTER: 13.1 MILES !!! WOOHOO!!

13 comments:

Addie said...

WooHoo! Awesome achievement!

Jodi said...

Great Job! You should be very proud of yourself!

AmyInKy said...

Way to go, Erica!

Kelly(M&M) said...

Congrats Erica!! I am so proud of you for not giving up when life got in the way. :-) This is a huge accomplishment! Enjoy your rest and I can't wait to hear about more of your goals! Love ya!

Elizabeth said...

Way to go! What a great accomplishment! So have you picked a Friday to get together? Mom says she isn't free on a Friday until mid July, so we better pick a date soon before she books up. That crazy lady and her social calendar! ;-) Congrats again on the walk!

Tootsnap said...

13.5 Miles wow, that's great. I know I couldn't do it. I really need to get back into shape, sometime soon- It's so hard to put myself first with 2 needy boys! Maybe when they start school! Have a great summer.

:corinne: said...

That's fantastic Erica! Good for you to get out there and do it. I loved training for the half marathon I ran a couple of years ago. Amazing. Such a great accomplishment! Love the pics of you and Carmen.

Cheryl said...

You go girl!! So impressive. Keep it up. :)

Lynette said...

Well done. It is great to have found an excercise that you love doing! I love walking too!

Star Rork said...

wow that was a ways! great job!

Christina said...

Congratulation!!!!
Way to go Erica! That's an awesome accomplishment that I'd like to achieve someday.

Leah said...

Way to go Erica!! What an accomplishment!

That swelling looks painful - yikes!

Heidi said...

You guys rock!! Way to go!!