Saturday, September 27, 2008

Reaching 18.

How many of you remember that day you finally reached the ripe old age of 18? I remember with great excitement, that now, I would be responsible for me, as if 18 was some magic number that catapulted me into adulthood. That reaching 18 would gain and earn me the respect of adults that were much older than I, that finally I would be able to vote, and my decision mattered.

Today along with my Runner Girl Power Friend Linda, we reached the 18 mile mark, our furthest run to date. We ran the 3, 6 mile loops, that Kathy our wonderful coach had designated as our Saturday morning run. I was wondering how this run was actually going to turn out, not for the distance, which really did not concern me, it was the challenge to leave our Garmin's at home and learning to run by how we feel and not by the pacifier that is normally wrapped around our list.

To be real honest, I was going to just blow off this challenge, but I have come to trust the training techniques of Coach Kathy. Through her being willing to freely invest into the lives of each of us as runners, I have been able to see measurable successful results, with my running, whether she has us running in the rain, wind, up hills or down hills. I can honestly say, I have enjoyed our marathon training, I have no complaints, I am having the time of my life and could not think of a better way to spend a Saturday morning than running 3, 6 mile loops which equal a total of 18 miles.

Reaching 18, what a day...I am looking forward to our next big run...hopefully, we will get to have our Gamin's back.

Special props as always Linda...Runner Girl Power Activate!!

10 comments:

Susan Michaels said...

Congrats to you & LInda. I thought you both did awesome and didn't even look like you just finished 18 mile run. I wish I had your energy.

Rachael Alise said...

Thanks Susan...it was a good run. I have to say, I know that I really owe a whole lot to Kathy, her training program has made all the difference, plus I am blessed that Linda allows me to run with her, she is a great encourager.

It's all Good!!

Bobby said...

Way to go Power Girls. You and Linda need super hero costumes to go with that title.

TATUR Dave said...

I totally agree with Susan. You and Linda looked incredibly strong and fresh at the end of that run. Way to go!

Kidney Bean a.k.a. Erin said...

You are totally awesome. I am proud of you. I love that the mileage isn't what was worrying you. You Rock!!!

T Z said...

You girls rock. I am starting to think this running thing might catch on.

Rachael Alise said...

You know...this running thing might actually become something.

As for our Super Hero Costumes, when we activate our Super Hero Running Powers, we have specially designed aerodynamic capes, which cannot be detected by mere mortal eyes...these capes cause us to take the hills with ease and run the long mileage almost effortlessly. LOL.

Runner Girl Power Activate!!

simulatedme said...

Congradulations, you're legal and tough!

Candice said...

Congrats on your run!

20 miles was my big milestone - and it looks like that will be a piece of cake for you and Linda!

Great Job Ladies!!

Bobby said...

Missing you Rachael. Hurry back home and lace up those shoes.