Friday, December 30, 2011

I am an ATHLETE.

 

Sometimes people ask me what I'm up to these days and the typical answer is-"Nothing really.  Just kids and all of the normal things you do in life.  I like to run."

You know what?  I've been short changing myself.

This year I have come a long way.

I've logged over 1200 miles on the road.

I'm racing in the top 3% of females and top 8% overall in my bigger races.

I won a race outright this year.

I ran a marathon.

I wear a pair of running shoes out in 3 months.

I run a 20 minute 5k.

I qualified for the Boston Marathon.

I ran 4 Relays this year- (3 Ragnars- Del Sol, Wasatch Back, Vegas) including running a 4th leg in one of those and hauling my way up the Ragnar leg in the Wasatch Back.

These things are all a big deal to me!

I am an athlete.  And that is something to be proud of.

11 comments:

Amy N. said...

You are an ATHLETE! You rock! I wish I was as cool as you! I haven't done half of those things!

Jamie said...

You ARE an athlete, I'm glad you are feeling like one!

Be proud!

jclay said...

You're so much more than just a "jogger" or even "runner" ... You are one hard core, beast athlete! I wish I could brag the sam awesome year. You seriously rock!

Plus you look so hot in all those pics! You are one fast/good looking athlete! :)

Teamarcia said...

Hell yes girl! You are an athlete and a baddass one at that! I catch myself answering that question the same way and it's so not the whole story. Way to Own your accomplishments!

Courtney said...

you ARE hard core! great job!

Ali Mc said...

you are so awesome :D I am super proud of you and I can't believe you got your name on a bulletin board!!!!!!!! You're my new idol! I can't wait till I'm an athlete :D xoxoxo

I hope you had a great Christmas

susette said...

You're my hero! I can only dream to be like you someday.

Amy said...

Yes - you are! You are up to much more than you claim! I am super impressed!

Marisa @ The Pace of my Life said...

What great accomplishments all in one year! Wow!!

Falon said...

I love seeing you own the awesomeness! Heck yeah!

Christie said...

LOVE this post!! What an amazing 2011... You should be very proud of yourself