Sunday, April 27, 2008

Hello. My name is Shelley & I am a slacker mommy blogger.

The first step is admitting your problem, right?

I don't have a good excuse - just lots of little ones that add up to the only excuse I have.

I'm a slacker mommy blogger!

Anyway, not to dwell (the guilt is already weighing me down and I surely don't need any more weight on these bones), but I apologize to my fellow seemommyrun bloggers. I promise to do better and I plan on starting now.

Yesterday I ran (yep, ran the whole way) my first half marathon! The Country Music Half Marathon in Nashville, Tennessee - where I live.

I am amazed at myself. As I've said before, I'm not the typical runner and would have NEVER thought I could do what I did yesterday. But I did it! And I now feel a sense of accomplishment I've never felt before. I also plan on using that enthusiasm to spur on additional goals - losing the rest of these "pregnancy pound" (my twins were born 5 years ago - don't judge me), posting more on my blog and blogmommyblog (did I mention my guilt), finding a career that works with the girls' school schedule in the fall (apparently impossible in this area). I truly feel like I can do whatever I set my mind to.

I saw a few t-shirts when I went to the registration expo the day before the race. One of my favorites had a saying printed on it that I loved - "This sounded like a great idea three months ago." I thought that was hysterical, but - to tell you the truth - it still sounds like a great idea and I can't wait to do my next 1/2 marathon!


Crumbs said...

I know you were nervous about this race, so I'm so pleased you come away from it saying "I feel like I can do whatever I set my mind to" and "I can't wait to do my next" because, really, you own the world now.
(what a great town, by the way!)

renae said...

CONGRATS!!!!!!! Way to go!! I'm thrilled for you! I can't imagine how great you must feel right now.

Anonymous said...

congratulations :)

Pam in KY said...

Congratulations! The 2008 CMM was my first marathon, so I can totally relate to your feeling of accomplishment.

A favorite slogan that I saw at the expo was, "A fit mom is a powerful mom!"