Friday, September 16, 2011

When Everyone Is Against You

There are times when I think what the fuck is the point of all this? I eat right I exercise, I train, and then I talk to my dad and poof a nice swift kick in the gut. I tell him my first half marathon is coming up and he tells me now? Not even I can do it. This from the man who once let me sign up for my first half when I couldn't even run up a hill when I was fifteen. November is 12th is 56 days away. And I know I can do this I just need one person to really stand behind me or with me and let me know that all this running and walking in crappy shoes because I don't have the money for a really good pair yet because of bills or investments for promo for my books or I have to register for my January race. (I'm stil waffling between Walt Disney World and the ONU Indoor Polar Bear Marathons for that.)

Right now I'm looking over at that plate full of carrot cake cupcakes and wondering should I be strong or just show them how right they are. His words hurt and I really don't want to feel them. I've never been one to listen to people who have something nasty to say to seriously but then, maybe that's why I weigh over two hundred pounds. On a good note however, I've lost four more pounds and weigh 281 pounds.

And anyone in the area who wants to get in shape the Louisville Sports Commission is putting on a 5K, see information below!

Louisville Sports Commission Half Marathon  
Louisville's NEW Half Marathon - November 12, 2011!
Louisville Sports Commission 1/2 Marathon

 LSC Race Tech Shirt
Among the great perks you'll receive by registering for the Louisville Sports Commission Half Marathon on Nov. 12, the most long-lasting is the stylish tech shirt. The white, long-sleeve Adidas Climalite shirts are made of a wicking material that is well-suited for training runs in all types of weather conditions. The shirts are fitted for men and women and will feature a stylish, 3-inch race logo on the front and sponsor logos on the back. Adidas tech shirts will be available at packet pick-up on Nov. 10 and 11 at the Galt House Hotel's Fountain Room. To register for the races, or for more information, log on to or

Don't forget!  For those walkers and runners who aren't ready for the half marathon distance, the inaugural Louisville Pure Tap 5K race will feature a course that goes through downtown Louisville with a great view of the Ohio River. Race registration is $20 per person, with a free t-shirt to the first 500 registrants. This family-friendly race will offer age-group awards. The races are open to both runners and walkers. For more information go to


Lola X said...

Such a great post! Love visiting your blog!

Lola x

Amie Kaufman said...

Never give up. You're the only person who lives inside your head. You know what you're capable of. Don't prove naysayers right -- there's a voice in your head that knew you could do this. Prove that voice right instead.