I’m starting to come out of the hole that has been this week. I think I see a ribbon of light coming from somewhere above and I’m just going to keep moving in that direction until I’m engulfed in sunshine, which to be honest, could be difficult since this is Seattle after all and right now the sky is a milky gray and there are leftover raindrops clinging to the window screen.
Still. I’m feeling more positive after this difficult week. And part of that has been the commiseration and support and suggestions from all of you, my bloggy friends. I don’t know if I say it enough, but I cherish the community we’ve got going here.
Sometimes, I feel better writing down all my negative, whiny thoughts and sending them out into the world. Like a message in a bottle, I chuck my feelings past the breaking waves. (Although, I don’t think people should do this anymore because the ocean has way too much litter in it, so let’s just keep this a virtual activity, okay?)
I started Mom vs. Marathon in order to document my quest for marathon glory, and so that means I must be brutally honest when I write — as close to diary material as possible, really. That’s why I’m not always positive about running here.
Thanks for letting me lean on you.
You know you can count on my support. You helped me tremendously in my own marathon training and by supporting me in my quest for running glory. I'm happy to offer advice or help or whatever you need. And I'm very excited to see your own progress. Yours is one of the blogs I check first every day 🙂
Thanks, LB. Not sure how I helped YOU, but you have definitely helped and inspired me. 🙂
Pshah Kerrie. Me talkin is easy. You're the one doing the work!
It's very cool to follow other people's training journeys. Training for a marathon is nothing if not a roller coaster of highs and lows, and it's so comforting to find others who are honest about how hard it is, but also, honest about how important it is. Good for you, girl! keep it up! (I'm posting later about my 18 miler today and how it was full of highs and lows).
You kidding? You were tremendously helpful with my Seattle trip and helping me out before and even during (!) what turned out to be my most challenging training run. If that's not help I don't know what is!
Nice post Kerrie. Life isn't always a bowl of cherries and we gotta take the good with the bad. Blogging is a great way to vent…no need to apologize for it.Glad to read that things seem to be going better for you.
You are doing great and being REAL means not always being chipper! You can do this! I'm rooting for yoU!
Thanks for being real…you are doing this and its great to be able to follow along!
I love that your REAL!!! Way to be. That's what blogs are for documenting and sorting through things.
well that's part of the blog-world – being able to put your thoughts/feelings out there whether they are ups or downs. we are here for you always!