Friday, May 7, 2010

Hitting the wall, from a kid's point of view...

I have the most wonderful friend who I can count on. She is so kind and always willing to take both my girls when I ask her too. So when I asked her to take my girls while I was in Cincinnati for the marathon, she of course was happy to help me out. They had a great time and of course played till they were worn out. They also attended a Derby party, where the kids all picked the horse of choice and also hit a pinata shaped as a horse. So cute. Anywho.... When we picked up the girls, and as we were driving home, Greg and I were chatting about my race and I said something about HITTING THE WALL..... well my hilarious little 4 year old asked....

"Mom, you hit the wall? Is that why you have a bruise on your elbow?" lol ~


I didn't even have a bruise. She just assumed I had really run into a brick wall. Kids say the funniest things. I did how ever feel as though I had truly run into a brick wall..... all week. This was my 12th marathon and also the hardest recovery. I have been so sick, and my legs have been toast. More then usual. UGH.... No wonder I didn't BQ.... something is up with my body right now. I have qualified before (twice) and I know I will again... hopefully sooner then later.


On a happy note... we are running in a 5K tomorrow morning. It is going to be my 9 year old's first, and my husbands. I will post all about it on Monday. We just need to figure out what we are going to do with the 4 year old while we are running... maybe my trusty friend can come watch her for me... ha ha

8 comments:

Marlene said...

Gotta love a kid's take on things! So funny.

Have fun with the family at the 5K!

Candice @ I Have Run said...

Have fun this weekend! I hope you get feeling better and back to normal soon!!

Love the "hitting the wall" story =)

Jamie said...

Kids are so cute! Have fun at the family 5k!

Denise said...

that's cute!!

rest up, sounds like your body needs it.

have fun with the family 5k!

misszippy said...

That is excellent...good thing life isn't all literal!

aron said...

haha kids are so funny :) hang in there, hope you are feeling better and back to your old self soon!

Stacey said...

She is so funny! Sorry you aren't feeling 100%. Hope you get rested and feel better soon.

Can't wait to see you this summer! :)

Jenna Renee said...

Wow. Being a fellow runner I really enjoy your blog. I have been away from running on a regular basis for the past 6 years or so. It's taking a lot for me to get back into it... Great to see someone who is doing so well! :)