Thursday, February 17, 2011

Run for fun

Ha...I kid.  I don't really run for fun.  (And I use the term "run" liberally, as my pace betrays me.)

I believe that even the people "addicted to running", really don't actually think it's fun.  They just do it because they know they should. 

I still hate running, but now it's more of a love/hate relationship, and I can feel a little improvement in my breathing and muscles.  I am giving a lot of credit to our running trainer, Allison. I also thank my sweet running girlfriends, Vanessa, Kali and Kasey, who are my accountability partners.  I am running for two causes now, which makes it SO much more tolerable!!

Let me just tell you.  I should have someone photograph my "run face".  I was running with Erin and she asked me if I was okay.  I was running on the street in Snyder and had several people ask me the next day if I was okay when I was running.  I have to ask people to not comment on my face while I run.  It's bad; I just have a gnarly face when I run that expresses my feelings well. 

I am running the St. Patrick's Day 10K on March 12th for the Scott & White Children's Hospital and Children's Miracle Network.  We are on Team Landry's Legacy, so I cannot wait to run in honor of this precious boy.  Please help us as we raise money for the NICU.

I am also running the Rock n Roll 1/2 Marathon in Dallas (YES, that is 13 miles) on March 27th.  (I ask myself why a lot.  Well, every single time I run actually.)  But now I am raising money for Holden Uganda, so it's a little better to think about.  A $1 per mile pledge would change a few lives.  How cool is it that $13 can share a lot of love?  Plus, it'll make me a lot more excited at 5pm after work each day, as I lace up my running shoes.  ;) 

Running is such an odd thing for me.  I wouldn't even be running if it weren't for Holden's life the way it is.  We did get a really cool running stroller (thanks to my shower hostesses), but I doubt I would be running like this with it. 

I have exciting news about an official HOLDEN UGANDA RUN in North Carolina coming very soon!! 
Notice the girl running sideways?  The one with the funky bangs?  Oh, and that outfit?  ;)

I'll leave you with that!


  1. I can't wait to hear all about both these runs and to see pictures!! You are making a big difference in so many lives.

  2. This is awesome! Congrats to you and I am totally with you on the running part. But at least we try! Oh, and thank you for your sweet comment. I am so glad I can make you smile.

  3. On the day of your races you will be so pumped up. I always am. This weekend I ran the rock n' roll 1/2 (as a relay). It was so much fun!! Knowing that you are running for such amazing causes will pump you up even more. You will think of Holden, Landry, and all our beautiful babies and that will get you through. Best luck!!!

  4. I love you so much, sweet friend. I can't wait run beside you as we remember all of the beautiful Hope Babies.

  5. Ok, I am laughing out loud, hysterically and Dan is asking me what is so funny while I sit here with tears streaming down my face. I swear, you and your running. You have been so good to my heart and soul today with all of the laughs. I love you so much sweet girl, no matter how funny you run!

  6. I guess I am going to have to take up running so I can experience "the face" :).

  7. i was laughing so hard i snorted... good work, sarah. ;) love you and thankful for you! (btw, the word verification was "untdom", which is a great word for balderdash.)