Wednesday, November 07, 2012

We're Doing It.

One afternoon I called Chris. I was kinda nervous and had been thinking about how I was going to tell him...
I thought for sure he would laugh or think I was crazy....

Chris: Hello?
Tif: Hey, whacha doin'?
Chris: Workin'. What are you doing?
Tif: Well, I decided what I want to do for my birthday this year.
Chris: Okay, what?

So, I'm turning 30 in February.
And, while I am very happy with where I am in life- I have a fantastic husband and two amazing kiddos- I don't know how the big 3-0 will effect me psychologically. I think I will be okay....I just still tend to think of myself as an early 20-something and when I talk about 10 years ago, I am referring to the 90's.

Anyway, just in case there is any shadow of a doubt that I won't love my 30th birthday, I decided to do something to ensure a celebration.


Tif: I think I want to go to Ft. Worth
Chris: O-kay...why?
Tif: Well, there is a half marathon there that weekend, and I want to run it.
Chris: Okay, when do we start training?


And so, Chris and I signed up to run a half marathon in Fort Worth the weekend of my birthday- it is officially, official and we are making our commitment public.
We have been training for almost 10 weeks and we are up to running 8 miles.

If you know me, you know this is a huge deal. HUGE. I am not a runner...I have never been a runner. I was the girl that could barley run around the track in middle school.

And so, we're doing it. And at the moment, we are both really enjoying running. Talk about crazy.

Can I just take a moment to tell you about my awesome husband?
I cannot believe how enthusiastic he has been for me and my goal ever since that phone call almost 11 weeks ago. He has been dedicated and a great encourager for me. I never intended for him to run with me, but the first words out of his mouth were "When do we start training?". I think he is amazing and I am so happy that he is totally with me on this...and I can't wait for us to cross that line together.

Would you pray for us?
Even though we have come a long way, and run many miles already, we still have a long way to go.
One sickness or injury could have devastating effects and Feb. 24th is still many weeks away.


Amanda said...

Yay!!! So excited for you guys!