"Sometimes your knight in shining armor ...is just a douchebag in tin foil!!"
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)]
ME - BW - 35
HIM - XWH - 39
D day: November 15th, 2009
Married: 5 Years, together 8
Divorced: December 13th, 2010
New Beginning: Piper/8-3-12