“The Miracle isn’t that I Finished, The Miracle is that I had the Courage to Start”

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Stepping Outside The Box

I have been blogging now for 1 month.   Let me tell you that it is a lot harder then I thought it was going to be.   I started this blog to track my running adventures and to keep me accountable to my myself and my training.  I really thought I could write everyday, but my life is pretty boring if you ask me. 

I have been Stalking Blogs since I started.   Hello my name is Kittee and I am a blog stalker.  There I said it, I'm glad I got that off my chest.


I love, love, love reading all the blogs.  I am learning a lot about training, hydration, nutrition, how much I don't know about running and that I am not the only one who has to juggle family, work and weather to get a run in.  The MOTIVATION is endless,  and I am so  INSPIRED!  We are all athletes to the core, doesn't matter if we run 5k's, Half's, Marathons or do Tri's.  

I wasn't sure how much of myself and my life I was going to share with the blog community. But after stalking for a month.  I figure what the heck.  I need to step out of the box so people will know who I am. 

Here it goes. I am married; 21 years... The Hubs, A.K.A. Mr. Incredible, is not and I repeat NOT a runner, he is a Golfer.  He is supportive of my running but doesn't really understand it sometimes.  He will always ask "How was your run?"  and brags to his buddies when I complete a race.  He is a keeper!

Mr Incredible

  We Love Football and are avid Dallas Cowboys Fans.  Don't Hate!

Game day

First Born is serving in the US Navy.  We are so PROUD of him.  He has found that he likes to run, well that's a start.  And says he hopes to run a Half with me someday. YEA!!! 

Second Born is in College and having the time of her life.  I was so blessed to have her run with me in the Disney Half Marathon in September 2010.  I cried when we finished I was so PROUD of her.  We had to walk the last 3-4 miles.  She had a stress fracture in her foot but wanted to finish.  Not sure she will run again,   she said "that was hard Mom...."

At the start

With our Bling

 I'm sure you all have a runner friend that keeps you on the path of running when you just want to throw in the towel and think you cannot run any farther or faster.  Mines name is JL. She will be making some appearance's in my blogs periodically.  She keeps me accountable and is on the same mission to run Half's in every state.  Actually she is the one who put this CRAZY idea in my head.  We do our Long Runs together and solve all of life's problems.  She is my running ROCK!  We try to run in the same races when our schedules allow.  She gets the reasons why I run. 

JL and Me

That is a little of me and my life in a nut shell.   
Does your family support your running?

How do they support you?

Do you have a running partner to keep you accountable and solve life's problems?


Kara said...

Love seeing you the other day and love your posts. I might try to run one of these days, I'll keep reading to get that inspiration:)

Cat B. said...

Great post...makes your blog more personal. My hubby is a huge Cowboy fan...although we watch the games from our living room in the middle of winter! Enjoy the game this weekend.

Anonymous said...

Ah, love it!! So glad to see your family not only supports you, but takes part in your passion!

I met my husband on a running site, and most everyone I know is 110% supportive of my habit. The 'others' think I'm crazy - I'm ok with that!

ashley (redonk runner) said...

my husband is athletic, but he gets bored with running so my attempts to convert him have failed! :) he's the same as your hubs though cause he always brags on me about every little race.

Pinkhatrunner said...

My husband is not a runner. I to have a running partner. She is awesome. I did my first marathon in October, because she talked me into it. It was truely an amazing experience. Loved every minute of it. Hope to do another one this year.

Anonymous said...

You know. I never really introduced myself on my blog. I need to begin working on a little bio. Thanks!