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Just had a NB epiphany!!!! Saturday marks a new transformation!

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She11ybeanz posted 4/15/2013 09:43 AM

So, my D Day was November 15th, 2009 and I was signed up to run my 1st ever half marathon race 6 days after I found out about my XWH's A! I didn't eat much at all that week..... didn't run at all that week.... but came to the realization that after 3 long hard months of consistent and dedicated training....I would be DAMNED if I was going to let him ruin what I had planned! So, I ran it.... with faith, hope, heart, and prayers as my fuel! (cause I certainly had no food in my system!) And, all considering....a time of 2 hours and 3 minutes was pretty impressive to me and I DID NOT WALK at all! That was my goal! And, I accomplished it!

Then, on April 30th, 2011.... what would have been my 6 year wedding anniversary the year after my divorce.... I not only ran my 1st FULL marathon at the Country Music Marathon in Nashville, TN, but I also PR'd with a time of 4 hours and 39 minutes!

Now...this Saturday...is going to be the toughest road half marathon I have ever run....it will be my 4th half....and it just happens to be on April 20th....which was the exact day 3 years ago....that my XWH left me for the very last time. And, the 2nd to last time (besides the day he asked me for the divorce) that I actually saw him, spoke to him, and hugged him goodbye. I remember how devastated I was.... I wanted to die... I felt as if my reason to live was walking out the door! And, now .... 3 years later...I'm going to take that weak dependent girl I was then....and introduce her to the strong, independent, unrelenting woman and mother that I am today! And, I'm gonna conquer that mountain and leave MOW in my happy dust!

Running has always been my happy place....the place where I can truly tap into my inner strength...physical as well as emotional/mental....and this weekend will be no different! I might start out using my legs....but I will finish with my heart!

[This message edited by She11ybeanz at 9:44 AM, April 15th (Monday)]

Survivor3512 posted 4/15/2013 10:26 AM

Shelly, you are so determined and motivated. I have no doubt you can do anything you set your mind to. Good luck this Saturday!

nowiknow23 posted 4/15/2013 10:33 AM

She11ybeanz posted 4/15/2013 12:47 PM

Thank you! I've found so many positive things by doing something as simple as lacing up my running shoes and hitting the pavement! There is no time when I feel more free and capable of anything I set my mind to! I'm ready to have a good race! (whatever that entails!)

SBB posted 4/15/2013 16:54 PM

I'm going to take that weak dependent girl I was then....and introduce her to the strong, independent, unrelenting woman and mother that I am today!

LOVE THIS! Love, love, love!

dlmos posted 4/15/2013 17:29 PM

Seriously awesome post!

gahurts posted 4/15/2013 20:10 PM

but I also PR'd with a time of 4 hours and 39 minutes

Wow! I had to read this a couple of times. I thought it said you did a 4 minute marathon! You really are a super woman!

MyVoice posted 4/15/2013 20:17 PM

OMG awesome post... you go girl!!!

She11ybeanz posted 4/15/2013 20:40 PM

I thought it said you did a 4 minute marathon!

Out of the way Kara Goucher!! hehehe! Man.... I would be something else if I could do that! I don't even know if anyone has ever run a 4 minute mile! I guess they have...but WOW!

Thank you! I'm feeling very happy with the NB that I have right now....and it doesn't involve a man....just me and my daughter and us sharing an amazing life together!

SoHappyNow posted 4/15/2013 20:50 PM

You done good, girl!

newnormal posted 4/16/2013 07:19 AM

Hear you roar!!!!
Happy endorphin day

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