My Reasons

My Reasons

This Is Where It All Begins

This Is Where It All Begins

Sunday, November 23, 2008

More pictures..and some words

Hey all,
This is Becky. Isn't my husband so sweet! I have talked so much about the marathon since it ended, that I decided to let Ben post about it. Thanks Ben, you're hired. To sum it up from my point of view...it was awesome....difficult...amazing....a BEAST....fun...and the HARDEST marathon in the world! (and I can quote dozens people who said that it was the hardest one they have ever run, all of whom have run at LEAST 100 marathons, some even more than 200) Now that is saying something.
I had no idea, along with every single runner there, how incredibly hard the course was going to be. Words will never describe the amount of steep hills there were. Truly amazing. I stopped counting at steep hill #11.(and that was pretty early on in the race)
I found a running buddy early on (Phil), and we truly kept each other going. I was dang proud of myself. In any normal marathon, keeping up with him meant that I may have qualified for Boston or at least run a dang fast marathon...for me. Rock on!
I am soooooooo happy that I did the marathon, and in this case....I am so proud that I finished it.
Ben and the kids were so supportive and the thought of seeing them at the finish line helped keep me going. They were there waiting with balloons, roses and open arms. It was so sweet. Ben has really been a huge support and a trooper through all of this. He is great!
So basically...I went...I did...I conquered....we all truly had a great time and a really good trip (the kids were awesome in the car)....I can't wipe the smile and the relief off my face.....and yes, there are plans for marathon #4 in the future, St. George sound good to anyone????? ;)



RUNNING THROUGH THE FINISH LINE


PAIN....LOTS AND LOTS OF PAIN


MY BUDDY PHIL


GOTTA LOVE THE TAN LINES..but I did get my shoulders burned during the run, so it will all even out.


MISSION ACCOMPLISHED!

8 comments:

J&E said...

WE ARE SO PROUD OF YOU BECKY! Way to set and accomplish your goal, you are so awesome! We love you and wish we could've been there in the car and at the finish line with Ben. Way to go Idaho ;o)
Erin & Jacob

Nancy said...

Wow! I knew you could do it and I'm so happy for you! You're truly an inspiration to everyone.

Maja said...

Great job Becky! Way to not give up. You look amazing too. I especially like your super cute running outfit. What an inspiration.

Fosson Family said...

Way to go Becky!! Your story makes me think I could do anything too. You're amazing.

Sue said...

Good job! In the pictures it looks like you barely broke a sweat. Way to go getting through it.

Grandma and Bonka said...

Wow, I'm so proud of you. If you can do this marathon, you can do any other hard task put in front of you. God bless you.

Ben and Cindy Spratling said...

Wow. Becky... this is awesome. You are so strong! I have heard about marathons with hills, but this one sounds out of control! Maybe one day I will run a marathon, but a 1/2 is my goal right now. Way to go!!! And yah, you don't look like you even broke a sweat!

Anonymous said...

Becky... you are freakin amazing! I love you to bits! I wish I could have seen you! Your simply an inspiration. Love you!

Sarah