…that about sums up our 16 miler on Saturday.
Happy that we were out there running together – Team Sutera all the way
(we didn’t get to run together *all* week due to something called a ‘new job…’)
Happy that our legs were ready: strong, rested, ready.
(thanks to taper time and learning to pull back…which is *very* hard for me, as you all know)
Happy that the miles felt SO good. All 16 of them. Literally ALL of them.
(which never happens in long run land…at least not in my version of it)
Happy that with every mile, my mind grew calmer, quieter, happier. I have never had this quiet a mind during a long run.
Happy that this run proved to me and to Scott that we are more than ready for 26.2. Seriously, if someone told me to keep running for another 10 miles on Saturday, I could’ve knocked out another 10. I felt that good. So did Scott.
(but um, not gonna lie — I was glad we weren’t running another 10, 16 was plenty on Saturday!)
Happy that in 15 days (!) — we’d be running the streets of Chicago. Together. With (as Scott put it), 50,000 of our closest friends cheering us on.
(the roar of the crowd — the mere thought of it — sends chills down my arm every time I think about it)
(Can you see the happy in our eyes here? I can. 😉 )
With every day that passes, every step we take, every mile we cross off our training plan — I’m happier, more proud, more confident, more ready. I stand here continually in awe of how far we’ve come, and where we’re about to go. Feeling especially blessed and full of faith at this very moment. It’s a damn good feeling.
Run happy friends, always. ❤
What a great post and great inspiration! Good job!!
and this post made me happy! you all are MORE than ready, YES!
I love making you happy my dear 🙂
So excited for you. You’re going to rock it. Can’t wait to meet you soon. 🙂 XO
SO can’t wait to meet you toooooo!!!
You sound happy! And that’s always such a great feeling when all the miles feel good.
It’s the best feeling ever — wish EVERY run was that good but then, life would be perfect and puppies and rainbows all the time huh? Not entirely realistic but whatever 😉
Your smile says it all! this was one happy run 🙂 I cannot wait to cheer you on!! xoxox
Wheeeeeeeee for happy legs, happy runs, happy happy happyyyyyy!
YAY – so glad you had an awesome, happy run! So much happy in this post 😉
YAY is right. I think I’m still high from that run, hehe
Dude you’ve GOT this!!!!! That marathon doesn’t stand a chance against you and Scott, and I can’t wait to hear all about it. And I’m so jealous…I LOVE me some Chicago.
And yes…”HAPPY” is written all over that beautiful face of yours.
Duuuuuude, thank you — I hope you are absolutely right about that. Is Chicago prepared for Team Sutera?? 😉
A beautiful, running, message! I like to see that smile:)
Run happy!!! 🙂
You guys are SO READY. I’m so happy that you found this journey so rewarding!
I am SO happy and SO relieved that it turned into such a rewarding and fun experience — I went into this expecting to HATE it. Amazing.
It made me so happy to see your tweet and your picture post run. 15 DAYS!!! And yes, you are ready. More than ready.
Yay yay yay, thank you friend:)
Best of luck in Chicago. I’m so glad you had a happy run. I’m training for my first 1/2 and it hasn’t been as pleasant. My mind and my heart tell me to keep going because I have a lot more energy but my legs always seem to hold me back. I”m getting a little nervous…
Ah man, it sounds like you’ve got a case of the mental head games that plague me from time to time. It can ruin a run huh? I hope you find your mojo soon and wind up having an awesome half marathon experience. Hang in there!
YAY! this post makes me HAPPY. so excited for you two, yeee, it is coming up!! you guys will ROCK this!
Aww yay! I love making you happy my dear 🙂 xo!
YAY!! This is awesome! I can’t wait for you to run Chicago! You make me wish I was running it again with Michael!
Haha aww, really? I can’t wait to experience it — and I never thought I’d find myself saying “I can’t wait to run this marathon.” omg. LOL
Happy, happy, happy!! I’m so happy for Team Sutera! 🙂 🙂
….and you should definitely celebrate after the race by coming to Santa Monica 🙂
I’m SERIOUSLY considering accepting this invite my friend, watch your doorstep 😉
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