“Or do you not know that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit who is in you, whom you have from God, and you are not your own? For you were bought at a price; therefore glorify God in your body and in your spirit, which are God’s.” 1 Corinthians 6:19, 20.

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Friday, November 9, 2012

A series of FORTUNATE events!

So after my half marathon in April I spent time at cardiologist appointments, on a heart monitor for way too long, and being nervous to run so I got out of the habit. Then hot weather hit. I hate running hot. I wonder if ill like it when I no longer have chub rub and 70 extra pounds on me?

So long story short I didn't run May-Oct... 6 months not running. I trained for my half last year in 8 months. So I was scared of how much undoing could have happened in 6 mo.

So I'd been tempted recently to run the 13.1 that Rock n Roll series is bringing to Lexington in march for the first time. I went back and forth. Never quite convicing myself to lace up and go out the front door.

My brother and sister in law sent me a birthday present last week and it gave me a nudge when I opened it. It was a new Tervis tumbler with a pink top and a patch inside the layers that says 13.1. (I also got a set of cool personalized coasters).
So the fact is once you run 13.1 you forever and always have the right to display that number in whatever way you chose. You can never run ever again and still rightfully have the 13.1 sticker on your car etc. but it gave me the fever to do it again.

The weather is cool and brisk here in KY right now which is my very favorite running weather.

I took my 13.1 cup to school this week for my water cup that I keep near my piano. All of my 8th graders pretty well know I ran 13.1 because they had me for class when I did it. But the 7th graders don't know.

So here came the questions....

"What does 13.1 mean?"
Me- "half marathon"
"How many miles is a half marathon?"
Me- "13.1"
"Ohhhh... So YOU ran a half marathon!!!"
Me- "yes I sure did"

I had variations if this conversation multiple times this week. One of them was an 8th grader that must have just been dazed out the day the newspaper and run2walk followed me with cameras all day. Lol

But it got me to thinking...

How sad that these kids are surprised that I did that? Yes I ran a half marathon at 195 lbs. sure did. Now I know I can do it again. But I don't want people to look shocked anymore. I want it to make sense when people see me. I also want my students to see me do it again. I'm a role model for them beyond choir and singing. I hope that my running made a difference for a kid last year. Maybe it can do it again.

So I came home with intensions to run. I decided to get ready and go. I also decided to charge my phone and rest while it charged. Two hours later I woke up. (It was a long week folks) and I found myself making excuses. It's late... It's dark... I don't like to run when Brandon is not home. But I had todo it. Just like I posted on Facebook before my nap "in going running. I'm tired of letting myself and others down"

So I laced up an went.

I'm using Jeff Galloways app for 13.1 training on my iPhone and I love it!

I broke through tonight and I can't wait to keep going!

I'm glad that these little things here and there added up to my motivation to get back out there.

"Lose it before they do" challenge

I heard from Brooke she lost 5 lbs in Oct. lemme hear from the rest of you no stayed the same. Sorry I'm asking late. Forgive me :)


  1. I stayed the same, but lost 3 more inches during my 10-day fat blast at my gym. And go you!! I'm doing the Color Run 5k next weekend, so my trainer has me doing intervals everyday.

  2. I am so glad you are back at it! Great, great job Bethney! It can be harder to restart once you feel like you've "failed" or stopping being a runner. I'm so glad for you!

    I'm down 1.4 overall, but I'm happy with that since I gained 7 lbs during the middle of the month!