Sunday, March 13, 2011

I DID IT!!!

I actually did a 5k this morning.

I know. I am shocked too.

I fought against every natural urge in me this morning...the loss of an hours sleep last night, the babies who for ONCE slept late (we had to wake Luke... I KNOW), the cold, the RAIN, and the fact that I just don't really like running... and I went. And I did it.

I was surprised to find a good portion of it was uphill. Like, A LOT of it, so I ended up walking more of it than I planned to. But I still did it.

It was slow going for the majority of it. Children passed me. Old people passed me. At one point I am pretty sure a tree and a parked car even passed me.

But I ran significantly more than I could have just a few months ago, and that is a victory.

And running across that finish line felt so good.

Now off to celebrate the rest of my birthday.

Happy my birthday to all of you =)

14 comments:

nbrown said...

"Happy my Birthday" - you crack me up! SO PROUD OF YOU! Can't wait to see you later!

Bobbi said...

Congrats, girl!!!! What an accomplishment. :)

Heather said...

YAY for you!!! Congrats, girl! That is so awesome! Way to go! And HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!!

the name's emily. said...

YAY!!!! Proud to call you my sister :)

HAPPPPPPY BIRTHDAY!

Lauren said...

Happy birthday!!! And I am very impressed with your 5k run. I would never. I hate running.

It's my sister-in-law's birthday today too!

Family of 5 said...

What an accomplishment!! WAY TO GO!!!! Hope your birthday is wonderful and relaxing...now that you've run your race!!! Doing a 10k next time? :)

Leza said...

Wow Kendra! Good job. I know you felt awesome at the finish line. Great job!! Happy Happy Happy very special birthday to you!

Aunt Carol said...

GOOD JOB! And happy, happy birthday.

Julia said...

You ROCK! Awesome job, Kendra! My heart is filled with joy for you, because I KNOW what an awesome accomplishment that is post-babies! You are a strong, fit mama for your little ones--way to go!

The Carwiles said...

AWESOME! Running always feels great--especially once you done!

Linda Lee Brown Ayers said...

I know at this very moment you are celebrating your victory over Birthday dinner!

CONGRATULATIONS on your run!!!! I was thinking of you as I was slogging through the rain from my parked car into church. Last night the late news said the run would definitely be a tough one with all the rain and wind.
IT'S SO GREAT TO BREAK A PERSONAL BELIEF BARRIER. Your mind never goes back to the prior thinking. You are now a "runner", even if you never go back to another 5-K.

Won't it be nice to have the babies sleeping until at least 7 with the time change????

Love you, birthday girl!

Vanessa's Dad said...

Happy Healthy Move Well Birthday to you! You go, Girl. Take care of yourself, and show your kiddo's how to do the same.

LOVE,
DAD

Heather said...

YAHOO! You did it! Way to go, Kendra!!!

And again, Happy Birthday. I hope it was your best one yet! :)

Kaycee said...

Congratulations!!! That's so awesome. :) And happy birthday!