March 27, 2008

Guess What I Did Today?

So today I ran...
Yep...I Did.


Let me just say that I have a list of reasons that I didn't want to run. But I also had a list of reasons that I should. And believe it or not...I did it.



So 8 Miles is a Personal Record for me and I thought that you should all know that it was stinking hard...But not as hard as I thought it would be.



At one point during my run I started hallucinating...





And When I came back to, I realized that I was drowning in my own sweat...


The weather was so bad today that I had to take my kids to day care and run inside on my treadmill. I ran in Grannie undies, over my G's...Not at all cute, but definitely a sense of freedom running practically naked in the privacy of my own house.



Here is a picture of a group of runners taken at mile 8 of their race...

All Smiles...



Here is a picture of me taken at mile 8...




I'm the dead one on the road...(Okay, not really me, but hey, I'd kill for those legs.)



So...looking in the mirror tonight, I'm proud...Really Proud!

P.S. My bum and legs are killing me.

16 comments:

A Little Sass said...

You are so dang funny! Congratulations! I ran a 5k once and thought I was going to die. So I am very impressed with 8 miles.

Brandon & Amber said...

I feel the same way this morning, only I didn't run....I went to a cycle class and the gym and they were out to kill me. Let's get a massage when you come down! :)

Katie said...

Wow 8 miles. I bought some running shoes the other day and decided I was going to start running. CRAP!!!!!!
I thought I was going to die that first day and I only went 2 miles. So 8 pretty much might as well be a stinking Marathon for me at this point. Congrats you are awesome!!!

Team Hanni said...

YEAH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Could you be any cuter? What a huge accomplishment. 8 miles on the treadmill = You can do 13.1 outside!!

Isn't it amazing what your body can do? SOOOOOOOOO proud of you!

Keep your awesome running posts coming. You are inspiring all of us.

LOTS of stretching, icing and ibuprophen will help if you are really sore :)

Tiffany said...

WOW! I am so impressed! You are really dedicated. That bottom picture is hilarious! It reminds me of shallow Hal! Love that movie!

Jen said...

Erin, this is Jen from WRFDJ. You are awesome! That is a great distance! And your dog story, I loved it! SCARY! I'm afraid of getting attacked by a cougar, because they are coming down from the mountains now in Utah. BTW, I kept trying to figure out why you look so familiar-- are you the very Erin that was friends with Paul Barris back in the day? I believe so.... let's see if you can place me:)

Ang said...

You are awesome!! I have never in my life ran 8 miles on a treadmill! You rock!!!!!

Julia Wade said...

SO proud of you erin! you've got one more long run and that's IT! see you in two weeks. YAY!

Terry said...

I am so impressed! Well done Erin! You'll be great at the race. I'll be cheering you on and living it vicariously through you. That's what Mom's do, right? (There's no way I'd ever make it that far. You've broken through the gene pool barrier~ Yippee!)

Ellery said...

Erin!!! It's your kind-of cousin Ellery! (we know we are cousins) It was very good for me to laugh out loud this morning! Your post is so stinking funny, I loved it! I am proud of you! I about die 8 steps into running! No joke. It's so fun to see your beautiful family..I haven't seen you forever!

hayleyrowan said...

Erin, it's Hayley, you're more-than Ellery- cousin. I was so happy to find your blog. I can't believe how cute your kids are... well I can believe it...it's so fun to see them. Will you leave your email address on my blog so I can add you. www.hayley-belle.blogspot.com

coco said...

Erin, it's your FAVORITE cousin, Courtney! You are hilarious--i love your blog. Kate looks just like you--wish you lived closer so I could actually see her in real life (or at least see you when you come in town--I know where your parents live, I can always come there-hint, hint). keep in touch!

Angie said...

Hey there Erin! I have to say that I love reading your blog! You do such a good job! I thought you might like to know that we recently joined the blogging world, so if you want to stay up to date on all the happenings of our family, check us out at thefullerfrenzy.blogspot.com! Peace!

Julia said...

I personally think it's way harder to run on a treadmill than on the road. So 8 miles on a treadmill! Good work. If you can do that, you can run a marathon!

JP said...

I love you illustrations. :)

Way to go, Girl!!

kate said...

hey how are you? I didn't even know you guys lived in ID. I cant' belive you are going to run the 1/2 I can't even run a mile without throwing up.
good luck!