Monday, May 25, 2009

2009 Bolder Boulder 10K

i
am
not
a runner.

but
i
do
a
good
job
pretending!
my stats for the bolder boulder:
prior training....none.
apprehension...plenty.
my want of conquering something i am afraid of...very big.
10k (or 6.something miles).....done!
time...1 hour, 30 minutes.
YES!
i ran this with stephan. he was amaaaazing. he had absolutely NO training (i have run once or twice in the past couple weeks). but he blew me away. he took off, and i am pretty sure was held back just a little by me. he would run ahead, but not too far ahead. there was a record-breaking crowd of 56,000 participants. one could easily lose your running buddy in such a sea 'o runners. but he stayed close enough not to lose sight of me. he pushed me when i needed it. gave me room to walk and listen to my body when i needed to. motivated me every step of the way. one could not ask for a better running companion. thank you sweet husband!
i am sore. my knees feel like bags of crunched up potato chips. my arse is sore too.
it's good.
it's all good.


halfway through the race i had a moment of complete clarity. a moment that makes one want to drop to their knees and breathe in every scent that surrounds. i was absolutely living my life on purpose, in that moment, and conscious of my every last blessing!
i
am
so
blessed!

6 comments:

Natalie* said...

WAY TO GO, GIRL! i may not understand it and i may not EVER do it myself, but that doesn't stop me from giving you a standing ovation - you're awesome!

Grandma Dana said...

Looks like you had a great time. You have a lot of ambition to do that run!

presenceofself@comcast.net said...

Very proud of you and Stephan! I know the challenge it is to run, as I have done it on several occassions. The biggest one was running the Oakland Marathon and then 6 years ago the Warf to Warf. It brings up many things in the body and mind and then does frees the spirit as you noted in your blog. I am sure the boys are also very proud of you two!
I love you dearly,
Mom

Susan@The Cozy Chickadee said...

Hey Kim! I found you through Kim's blog! Way to go! I don't think I can even run to the mailbox! Hope all is going good on your end. I know we live close, but I never see you, funny, huh?
Check out my blog, it's crafts, etc. www.thecozychickadee.blogspot.com
Susan Carson

Jandi said...

Yeah for you! If you are up to it again next year, I want in...

Stacey said...

wow! That is absolutely amazing...you would never and I stress NEVER catch me running! lol WAY too much effort for me! So I applaud you! WTG!