Saturday, October 16, 2010

I'd Like to Thank All the Little People...

Running a marathon is easier than childbirth.  And afterward, you aren't put in charge of another person for the rest of your life.  
--Jennifer Diggs, 2010

Admittedly, I'm feeling a bit full of myself right now.  I just ran a marathon.  A hilly, badass marathon.  And I'm farily certain that I am awesome.  Yup.  I said it. Awesome.

I told Big Sis a few days ago that running is the easiest part of my life.  (I soon corrected myself and ranked being Mark's girlfriend as the easiest part of my life, with running coming in at a close second.)  It is a wonderful distraction from my otherwise panicked life.  School, parenting, laundry...they all require thought (sorting socks is hard!).  Running.  I just go.  Slip on my shoes and go...well, slip on shoes plus two bras and then I go.

Anyhoo.  Let's get down to it.  I could never have made it to the cocky side of 26.2 without the incredible friends who make my life so darn fabulous.  From all those "atta girl"s when I bragged about each milestone crossed (it was getting annoying, right?) to a generous loan  for new shoes midway through training to those who kept me grounded while I recovered from heart surgery to a two-hour massage to rid my body of the scooter crash and ready it for a ridiculous run just eight days later, I'm the luckiest girl in the world.

So I now proclaim you to be more awesome than the awesome I'm feeling about myself (you're waaaay more awesome than you'll ever know), because without you, I wouldn't be sitting here looking like a giant dork with a medal hanging around my neck.

I might wear it to school on Monday.  I think it's high time we have Show-and-Tell in Experimental Foods.  And I'll tell them all about you.  Because you are awesome.