Sunday, April 1, 2012

Marathon 2...It's NOT about ME!

{As I answer the phone, seeing that it's my dad calling} "Holly, I just ran 17 miles!" I could "see" the big smile on his face after accomplishing such a big milestone in his training.  Normally I am the one calling my dad to "brag" about my runs {ok, I call him after every race and most long runs}, so it was so nice to hear the excitement & confidence in his voice. I was thinking this weekend on my long run, while talking with my running partner, who I did my first marathon with...& I think I am more excited to be a part of several of my good friends' AND my dad's journey to becoming marathoners, than I am to personally crossing the finish line. There is nothing more inspiring than seeing people accomplish their goals {and perhaps what they thought at one point was impossible}.  I can't wait to receive the call from my friends in Missouri after they do their 15, 18 and 20 mile runs {Cause I KNOW I will be getting a call}, and hearing the excitement in their voices. Being at the finish line with all of these people is going to be a truly amazing experience! 

I want to introduce to you the future marathoners:

My dad...he has been the inspiration behind my running since I did my first Pear Blossom several years ago! I can not wait to see him destroy the marathon...because I know he will! It took some convincing, but I couldn't be happier that he will be joining me in Seattle! best friend from Missouri! Mom of 2, runner, triathlete {Kansas 70.3, TWICE}, who is always positive, dedicated to her training, and an inspiration to all...I can't wait to see the HUGE smile on her face when she crosses the finish line! of 2, runner, triathlete {Kansas 70.3, TWICE}, and Heather's training partner in crime! This picture says it all...Heidi will have a smile on her face and a positive attitude all 26.2 miles!

Lindsey....I couldn't be more proud of Lindsey for getting out on her "skinny branch" and taking this leap of faith...Lindsey's longest race distance is 10 miles, and she has jumped into the marathon training with two feet, and a "can-do" attitude! 

Nathan...Heidi's husband! He is a runner and a triathlete...this will be my first time doing a race with him; I'm excited to have him on the journey with us!

I feel so blessed to have such an amazing group of people by my side as we all train for and run the Seattle Rock N Roll Marathon together! June 23rd is going to be quite an amazing experience! 


  1. Wow super cool that your dad is running it!! Nobody in my family runs long distances and that would be a dream! Love that you have a big group to train with, that is a blessing!

  2. This is a great post, thanks for sharing it