Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Running in Wisconsin

This is me joyfully jumping over a log in Wisconsin while running my 6 mile scheduled run. 

You must surely suspect that this photo wasn't taken during the actual run because I am pretty sure I didn't look this happy and energetic while trying to get pass this obstacle. The truth is when I saw the log ahead I thought I will faint. I had about 15 seconds to figure out if I will crawl under it or just simply fall over it. But seeing my husband gracefully jump over this unwanted tree, I couldn't stay behind. I managed to somehow "jump" over and continue on my way. I later dragged my husband back to this spot to take a picture of me jumping, looking like I own the world while I am training for my first half marathon. (I am not sure if he actually managed to capture such moment, but you work with what you have, right ;-)

But the truth is different. I hardly have any time to train during my regular week being a full time homeschooling mom, gardener, animal keeper, part-time nanny, laundry lady, cleaning lady, and a personal chef. But I try and all I want is to run through that finish line in September and feel like I accomplished something I thought I could never accomplish. I want to do something for myself so that I know that I can push myself beyond the point of my comfort zone.


Grandma Linda's Daydreams said...

You look happy, but I am afraid to run, too hard on my knees. Besides it's been really hot here. I'll walk 3 miles a day with my grandbaby, usually every day. It looks really pretty , where you are! have a sweet summer!
Linda @ Grandmalay's Daydreams

Monika said...

Thank you Linda! It is beautiful but also hot and very buggy :-) I have to run early morning to survive. You have a nice summer too!