Monday, April 26, 2010

i'm easy to impress


I had forgotten. Forgotten how long a marathon really is, how long it takes me to run it. How it feels even longer while I am right in the middle of it. How super long the last mile is and how amazing it feels to cross the finish line. I don't know if I will ever qualify for Boston (3:40 is a kind of ways from where I am now) and I will certainly never win one of these. But. I will sign up for another one come fall. Because I really love working towards something that feels almost unattainable and then proving to myself that it is not. Plus, it's totally fun to mention in random conversation that I ran a marathon last weekend. People act pretty impressed and quite frankly, they should be. I am.

P.S. Not commenting on my time because I was disappointed with it. If I just ignore it, it will go away, right?

9 comments:

Linn said...

As am I.

Way. To. Go. Awesome. Woman.

John said...

Your time doesn't matter to anyone but you. I couldn't finish a marathon if they gave me three days to do it. :)

I'm impressed.

Also, this is Rebecca. Not my husband, John.

Emz said...

YAY for you.

Own it!! Love it! Enjoy it!!

You're amazing!!

3StinkyBoysAndMe said...

That is so amazing. Good for you!

Steph and Andrew said...

I won't ask your time if you don't ask mine. Congrats! I am so proud of my older sister, you are my inspiration!

Cherron said...

Dear Angie,

I'm WAY totally impressed that you are running marathons, no matter WHAT your time is. I don't know if you know, but running marathons? Kind of a big deal. :-)

Love, Cherron

stacy di said...

I'm totally impressed!! great job...no matter WHAT your time is :)

Haley said...

Good job again- I just want a prego-free body so I can at least do more than just walk without cramping.

Emz said...

forgot to add . . . .
. . . don't think I ever mentioned to you. That my first marathon I ran a 4:14. My second marathon [9 years later] a 3:36. 38 minutes faster - trust me - you qualifying for boston - - - is do-able. You are going to do it!!