My little red tether is my anchor in running with my friends. A beautiful guide dog has been my tether/anchor in mobility and independence for 17 years: 1. Pantera 2. Cricket, and now my beautiful 3. Georgina (Georgie). A life of family and friends is my joy and anchor in life.

The human spirit is stronger than anything that can happen to it. CC Scott

Saturday, April 16, 2011

True Amazingness

The SLC 1/2 Marathon was today. Good luck kisses from Cricket and Steve and we were off.
Our first 1/2 in January in St. George was amazing. We ran 13.1 miles in stride with each other. This run was to be the next level in many ways. I feel so insync with my dear friend and running guide Shannon . It truly was amazing how we just lifted each other up when we needed it on this run. We improved our time by 20 plus minutes, navigated through the crowds, and put our whole heart into this run.
Running into the Gateway area with people on both sides cheering for you is true amazingness. It was an exhilerating experience in so many ways. Many life analogies to take from a run. For now, I am relishing in the joy of having a dear friend to enjoy this experience and a healthy body that gave me this privilege today.

12 comments:

Jen said...

Hey! Glad you enjoyed your run so much.
I haven't commented here in a while, though I have been reading :)

Katja said...

Congratulations! What a super time improvement - you must be so jazzed.

I'm looking at the St George marathon - another wheelchair racer recommends it, and of course all that downhill is great for us.

3 labs 4 me said...

Congratulations Becky on your 1/2 marathon. You beat your time & that's amazing. I thought about you today & I wished I was there to run with you. Well, maybe not. I would be there cheering you on to the finish line!

Beth and Alfie said...

Amazing run! That's got to feel so great, improving your time by such a margin -- congratulations on a terrific achievement. :)

S.DAY said...

Wowza. One of the hardest and BEST runs of my entire life. So So so glad I shared it with you. Thanks for dragging me to the finish line. Holy smokes I tanked at mile 10. wouldn't have made it without you. Love ya

Green Monkey said...

Congratulations! this was very inspirational. I'm trying to work my way back into running. it was such a big part of my life for a very long time. i highly recommend NYC marathon if you want to feel the love from the crowd.

Shelly :) said...

Congrats on your 1/2 marathon! :) Way to go!

Lucent Imagery said...

Another awesome achievement lovely ladies! Running every step with you. xx

rach said...

You are awesome!!! I admire your strength and amazing attitude! Love you!

MAXMOM IN SA said...

Hi there Becky,
Congratulations on your run...
What a blessing it must be to have such wonderful friends who pace life with you. You really are blessed!
I read your last post (about 'Life') with great interest. I thought you might be interested in a post which I put up for 'Max' last year about 'Life Lessons'...
During his struggle with Cancer, I desperately tried to blog - positivity.
Here is the link to one of the 'Life lesson' posts on Max's blog:
http://theadventuresofmaxdog.blogspot.com/2010/04/maxdads-message-to-his-pups.html
I hope it uplifts you too.
Sending lotsaluv
MAXMOM IN SOUTH AFRIC

Beth Finke said...

Improved your time by 20 minutes? Fantastic. CONGRATS!

wendy said...

I have a few friends (including You) who ran in that race. I bet it would be a really rewarding feeling.
The kinda "hurt so good" that comes with accomplishment.