under the influence...

of inspirational country music, you never know what you might do.

for instance...
today while running, this song came on my ipod...

and i decided to sign up for the denver marathon in october.
then i came home and actually registered.
yes. i'm running a marathon.

it's been a goal of mine for a long time now, and as i was listening to this song i couldn't help but think of all the strong women i've known.
those who have faced extreme loss and pain but have responded with strength.

i especially thought of one of my co-workers who lost her fight with cancer this past week.

and when i think of them, i can't help but be inspired.
inspired to push myself to do what i thought was always impossible.

so here goes nothing.

now or never, right?



  1. great song!!!
    do you know this one?

  2. so proud of you!! wish I could be there to cheer you on!

  3. YES I am very proud of you! Oct is the perfect timing, because you get to train in the beautiful summer!

  4. Way to go GF! Impressive... you have to see Country Strong, Chris & I saw it and know you would like it. I even intuned the soundtrack.

  5. My last marathon was hard. I was sick, I did not want to do it, but I had committed. I don't give up.

    I felt horrible physically but mentally I was strong. I have a friend going through Chemo, that is hard. Cancer is hard, a marathon is easy.

    Decide you can do it, train and run. Running is easy.