I am going to be on this high for a while so forgive me ahead of time if I talk about it for the next three years.
We are Bff’s now! :)
Let me back track a bit. I told you before I decided to NOT run the Rock N Roll. I was going to go pick up the tshirt anyways and check out the Expo and posted on facebook it was going to the be the most expensive race I never ran. I was afraid I would push to much and reinjure myself or be an emotional basket case because I wouldnt want to walk any of it.
How dumb am I? DONT ANSWER THAT!
A dear friend informed me she too was not ready to run the entire thing and planned on running 6-7 only and then walking the rest!
WOW. 7 is on my long run schedule. I can do that .. I can have her beside me to keep me safe. Keep me accountable, Keep me COMPANY and be there in every other aspect.
It was a no brainer. I WAS IN. I am not going to lie, I am still worried I might hold her back but she has assured me it will be a perfect match. YAY!
I went to the expo with a whole new outlook. I even let Kellie skip school SHHHH! to go with me. Its a long drive (hour and half) and was going to be a long day. I wanted company and we had an amazing day together!
I picked up my bib made my way in and was completely overwhelmed with all the “stuff”
I had my gait analyzed and LOVE they suggested the exact shoes I wear He told me I had a great form YAY for working on that so much lately.
As we were walking around I heard Kara’s voice being interviewed and we went to watch.
What an inspiration. What an amazing heart, passionate and so dedicated.
She had 10 minutes to meet people and of course Kellie and I pushed our way to 3rd in line
We got our picture and when I told her how much she inspired me, I got all teary and just thanked her. She jumped out of her chair and hugged me so hard tears in her eyes!
SO amazing and something I will never forget!
We continued through the expo, grabbed so many samples, bought SO many goodies and left on a runner high excited as ever for Sunday!