All Systems Go!

15 05 2010

I’m getting ready to leave here in a short bit (waiting for my husband to get home from his over night outing with friends so that I can say goodbye) and head south to Olympia to stay with my friend, Heidi – who is also walking the 1/2 marathon tomorrow.

  • Hair looks fabulous (check)
  • Massage was fantastic (check)
  • Over night bag packed (check)
  • iPod charged (check)
  • Registration packet picked up (check)
  • Good cry had (check)

Today has been one of those days you just want to wrap up in some fine cloth and tuck away  so it can be pulled out and reminisced upon for those days that are not so great. I had a tremendous weigh-in this morning. I was able to go back to bed after weigh in and stay there until nine (which NEVER happens). I got up and treated myself to a cup of coffee at Starbucks, got pampered while getting a hair cut and then had the most amazing deep tissue massage ever.  My massuese is a runner as well (he’s participating in the Rock and Roll marathon here in a few weeks) so when I go in and say “I hurt because of running” he knows what to do. His technique is to do what he thinks he would like to have done to him but never able to explain to those giving him his massages. I told him next time if he wanted to film the massage he could to show other professionals. I wanted to punch him in his face and hug him at the same time that’s how awesome it was. My legs are still sore but they feel flexible and by tomorrow will be ready to walk those 13.1 miles.

13.1

No turning back now. I’m alive and ready to take this journey to another level. I think it’s pretty freakin fantastic that I am crossing over into the race realm just as I’m also crossing over the 50 pound mark. The half way point. The point where I finally feel like I can do anything physical with some determination, a desire to succeed and a will to not think of myself as a failure if I must attempt something several times before I feel I have accomplished what I came to do.

All of you will be with me tomorrow. Whether you come here everyday or for the first time today. Whether I’ve met you in real life or just through the words you put out to the Universe. You have all helped me push forward even in times when I couldn’t push myself. When I cross over that finish line tomorrow, you cross over too!

KEEP MOVING.

 KEEP LIVING.

KEEP FIGHTING!

 

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19 responses

15 05 2010
Georgia

This is so great! I’m cheering you on! Don’t forget “keep having fun!” 🙂

15 05 2010
Molly

You go Tara!! I got to the 200 mark this morning 🙂 Cant wait til I get into the 100’s. Have fun tomorrow, PS i’m so jealous you got a massage.

17 05 2010
263andcounting

Fantastic news Miss Molly!!!!

16 05 2010
jord

I’m so proud of you!! You’ve already finished by now and I know your feet and legs are tired, but you did it!!!!!!! YOU MA’AM, ARE A SOLDIER. I am awed and inspired with each and every new post that I read. And a virtual high 5 for fabulous hair (I finally cut mine on Friday)!

17 05 2010
263andcounting

Do we get to see pictures of your fabu haircut?????

18 05 2010
jord

Eventually. And by that I mean some time between today and Friday. 🙂

16 05 2010
Ed

You are rocking. half marathon! Dont forget to get a 13.1 sticker for your car!! I will.

17 05 2010
263andcounting

ohhhhh a 13.1 sticker????

I’ll wait until I can run it but way cool!

16 05 2010
lindsay

Way to go you rock!!!! Awesome job 🙂

17 05 2010
263andcounting

Thanks!

17 05 2010
scalewarfare

Seriously such a motivating post! I hope that the walk was absolutely amazing for you.

PS-I still have never had a massage, I should make a full blown spa day my 60 pound reward 🙂

17 05 2010
263andcounting

massages shouldn’t be a reward. I think they should be a part of the journey.

17 05 2010
Joe

I can’t wait to hear how it went. I would tell you good luck but it’s over by now so congratulations!

17 05 2010
263andcounting

Story at 11!

17 05 2010
heftyhetty

Tara! You’re doing so well! When I was out on my jog yesterday with the ol’ iPod a song came on that if you don’t already have, I could totally see you kickin some ass in the gym with! It’s Pantera – Walk, it works brilliant when you’re running, ‘RE- SPECT. WALK. ARE YOU TALKING TO ME!?’ It’s pretty heavy but it works!

17 05 2010
263andcounting

I’m learning to appreciate heavy metal music with all this gym stuff.

17 05 2010
Mary (A Merry Life)

Just found your blog… you rock! So motivating. 🙂

“KEEP MOVING.

KEEP LIVING.

KEEP FIGHTING!”

YESSSSS!!!!!

17 05 2010
263andcounting

Thanks Mary. I hear a lot of great things about your blog so you coming here is pretty much ass kickin righteous!

17 05 2010
seattlerunnergirl

I can’t wait to hear all about it!

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