Sunday, April 11, 2010

Important Race

This weekend I decided to run in the Seattle Seahawks 12K. For those of you who don't know - 12K is 7.6 miles. Also, for those of you who don't follow football - the Seahawks are our professional football team. I am not a star struck person - but put me around a couple of professional football players, and I can barely contain myself! Here's a picture of how I feel before seeing football players:

I am training for my half marathon (now scheduled for Mother's Day). I knew this race would be a good indicator of where I am on my training. I wasn't sure I would be able to run this whole race. I tried to tell myself it would be okay if I walked part of it - even though I know I would have been disappointed if I had. Here's a few cool things about this race:

1. I DID run the whole thing.

2. Not only did I run the whole thing - but I shaved 9 minutes off my previous time.

3. There were football players handing out water along the way (sigh).

And most importantly,

4. This was the first race my husband and kids have ever come to.

My kids were so excited and proud.They ran alongside me when they had a chance. If I had any thoughts of walking that race, they vanished as soon as I saw them. Chad was proud too, but for some reason he always seem to already know I can do these things. Wish I was that confident about myself.
Anyway, the countdown to my half marathon is on. Less than one month away... I suppose Chad knows I can already do that one too...

I am so blessed to have the most amazing group of women to run with. We all run at different levels - but our support of each other is unwavering. These ladies make running so much fun!I love you ladies! Thank you for everything...


  1. Nice Job, Jetta! I'm sooooo jealous! I wanted to run in this one so bad! I'm glad it went well for you. :)

  2. Great accomplishment! So happy you got that water from those football players!

  3. You're a ROCKSTAR... I'm sure the football players helped keep you smiling :)

  4. I am SO PROUD of you!!! But I am also so happy that your family took advantage of an opportunity to cheer you on ... the JOY that brought you is not only evident in your face, but also in your accomplishments of the day!!

    Love you so,

  5. Congratulations. What a huge accomplishment!