Saturday, June 2, 2007

Bring it on

It is true. I got in. To this.

Again.

I did it in 2004 and for some reason (that reason being my brothers, Daniel and Matt) I am going for round two. It will be awesome to get to that place where I get in the running zone, feel my body push beyond what it wants to do, and cross that finish line with success. Last time we did it in 5 hours and 7 minutes. I finished a tenth of a second ahead of my brother. We were nearing the finish line and I just started sprinting for it, leaving him in the dust. I was exhausted and beat up, and needed to be done. Not to be left behind, Daniel picked up the pace as well, but my shoe tag crossed before his. Just BARELY before.

Our goal this year? 4 hours and 30 minutes is my target. Truthfully, I'll be happy with anything as long as it's faster than last time.

Daniel has already warned me that I WILL NOT be finishing ahead of him. He's booking it once we have the finish line in sight. Bring it on, bruthah. Game ON!

15 comments:

Annie said...

Great news! I'm excited for you. Amazing feat, as far as I'm concerned. Best luck to you!

marta said...

yay!! stie, you are my idol. it will be such a great motivation to work it all summer long. maybe we can party while you're in the state!

Bridget said...

You go girl! When am I going to convince you though that triathlons are the way to go. You're done in an hour and a half! None of this five hour business.

Daniel said...

Actually, your time was 05:06:52. Don't sell yourself short.

http://www.doitsports.com/newresults3/results-detail.tcl?result_id=8907761

http://www.doitsports.com/newresults3/results-detail.tcl?result_id=8907762

You'll notice that our finish times are exactly the same, but she crossed slightly before mine, therefore beating me.

Fool me once, Shame on you. Fool me twice... Watch out.

Stie said...

Oh, yeah! Forgot we were 5:06...I totally want that one minute. Thanks for the recap.

And this year...bring your fast A game to the finish line. Cause I'm a leavin' you in my DUST!

Daniel said...

It wasn't really a whole minute... More like 8 seconds. But who's counting.

I'll be showered, and ready to go by the time you get to the finish line.

Stie said...

Dream on, brother, dream on. I am kicking your BUTT at the finish line.

Marty: said...

I've said it before: The daughters in law run circles around the rest of us! Candice and Miggs ran a 10K last week, and Anna is a marathon woman as well. Good luck, Stiesta!

gab said...

You are amazing! Keep us posted on the progress...maybe someday I will try too. Or not...

Kelly said...

better you than me.

girlymama said...

okay, you are officially superwoman.

June Cutoff Cash said...

Holy bees! 4:30 is fast fast fast! Go, stie! And please beat your brother again. I beg you.

June Cutoff Cash said...

Holy bees! 4:30 is fast fast fast! Go, stie! And please beat your brother again. I beg you.

anna jo said...

you go, stie! I am so excited for you and the st george marathon! it's always fun to know that you were one of the chosen. I hope you beat your brother.

Diane said...

St. George is for sissies...I hear the Nashville marathon is MUCH better!!