Friday, May 08, 2009

Not much is better

...than your first run in brand new shoes, sunset along the lakeshore, 66 degrees.

Not much that I can think of, at least.

My kids are taking their APUSH tests today, and I'm really proud of them. They are ready. That means life will also get a bit easier for me the next few weeks, and I can exhale.

Except for my race. That's next week.

I'm coming to terms with the fact that it's going to hurt. It's going to hurt, and my body will want to stop, and that's okay. I'm going to have to ignore that.

I stole a great quote from Coach Emily here (Thanks, Coach E! :) and put it up for my quote of the week on my board...because my kids were saying how TIRED they were and how they didn't think they could make it to Friday. It also will be good for me to think about next weekend:

"Now, if you're going to win any battle, you have to do one thing. You have to make the mind run the body. Never let the body tell the mind what to do. The body will always give up...you've got to make the mind take over and keep going." --General George S. Patton

A little bit of hurt is good. It reminds you you're alive.

A few more miles in the bank and then it's go time!

4 comments:

Rural Girl said...

I am sooo behind.
-Just read about your surgery. Thankfully all turned out well. The worst part had to be not being able to wash your hair!
-Love the pics and video of your little one. Keep it coming even though I do nothing of the sort!
-Sara, you go get that race. You are most definitely in charge. You own it!

Cliff said...

Hi TriSaraTops,

I did a half mary today. And before the race I was thinking how much it would hurt. You know, those moment when you realize you have to dig deep.

Then I realize that it will always going to hurt. From a 5 k to a full marathon, we just gotta embrace the pain, stick with it and see what the other side holds.

E-Speed said...

Good luck this weekend girl! You are going to do great! I'll likely be out cheering for ya!

RunBubbaRun said...

Good luck racing this weeknd. I'm sure youy will tell your mind to say "game on"..