Tuesday, May 06, 2008

Some thoughts...


As the clock ticks down to the 1/2 marathon my mind is consumed with thoughts of my friend Liz who suddenly passed away in Jan. For those that don't know we did our first 1/2 marathon together in 2006. I so smile as I write that because I remember like it was yesterday. I smile because it snowed on that day - who runs a 1/2 in the snow? Well I looked at the forecast for Mother's day today.... no snow thankfully, but it looks like rain is coming. It makes me smile. All the training all the hardwork, and well it will probably pour rain! That is ok I smile cuz there is no way I would back out. I smile because I know Liz will be with me. I smile cuz if I don't the tears come streaming down. I still miss my friend, everyday I think of her. I wish she were here to run it with me. I ofcourse made the decision to train for this 1/2 on my own, but part of me wants to do it for her as well. Everyday when I think of her I think of one of her favorite songs
Unwritten
"Feel the rain on your skin
No one else can feel it for you
Only you can let it in"


I know you hear the song on every freakin' commercial but it is so true. Only you can feel the rain, only you can go after your dreams. Sitting on the couch doesn't get you closer to your dreams ~ go after your dreams what ever your dreams may be ~ Go get em!


Here is me at the finish in 2006 - 35 pounds heavier! Who says you can't change things in your life? Woo hoo for me!! Still have the same coat I will probably wear it @ the race - hey it is bright, and I kind find myself in every photo very quickly! It works!

12 comments:

Viv said...

Em sorry for the loss of your dear friend. I am sure she will be close to your heart this Sunday. Best of luck to you! Looking forward to your report.

Megan said...

Great post!

Nice to see you are no longer anonymous to my blog!

Non-Runner Nancy said...

Hey Young family mom. I loved your post. How hard it must be to lose a friend so young. it is such a celavration to do a half. I cried like a baby when I finished mine. We would love to have you for 6.2 miles of club whomping bring it on positive thoughts. Just let me know when you've finished and what your time is (and also if you post about the race at all). Thanks so much!

Good luck.

Wes said...

I'm sure that Liz is proud to have you for a friend and you do her a great honor. Go run your marathon. In the rain. Because that is what we do and that is what Liz would do :-) Rock on!!!

Carly said...

What an awesome Post Em! I am in tears. I can only imagine how hard it must be to lose such a close friend. I know she will be there with you every step of the way during your race.

Good luck to you this weekend and i can't wait for the race report!

Marcy said...

I'm sorry for the loss of your friend.

Look at how far you've come! WOW! Amazing indeed! :-)

Al's Cooking Light Reviews said...

Your friend will definitely be with you as you run. Good luck!!!

IronJenny said...

Good luck on Sunday - when I get a little tired, and I think about it, I can feel God's hand on my back pushing me along. It's kind of a secret weapon I keep in my back pocket, but I will share it with you!
Have fun, and I believe your friend will be with you, too.
Jenny

cindy said...

Wonderful post!

I'm so sorry for the loss of your friend. I know she will be there with you during your race, cheering for you from above :)

Thanks for sharing this with us.

Anonymous said...

unless your race starts at midnight on sunday your clock is off

The Young Family said...
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The Young Family said...

OK I got the clock to fix... sure now it will work for the past two weeks, I couldn't get it to do the right time!! It should be correct now!

Em