Well we made it home safe and sound. It wasn’t a fun ride (no 14 hour car ride is), but it was uneventful, so that is good.
The good news is that I am finally able to walk without much pain (other than my hip). I could have run a little yesterday, but I was in the car for 14 hours. 🙂
So life is starting to get back to normal. It was fun seeing my mom and celebrating her birthday a day late. It was great seeing my brothers and just hanging around. I got to visit my birthplace and see the house I was brought up in. It doesn’t even look like the same house. It is run down and all the work my dad put into a fish pond and Japanese gardens is gone. Everything is grown over. Rather sad.
It is great to be home though. Back in Alabama with my kids and my LW (Thanks GetGoingGetRunning getgoinggetrunning.wordpress.com for that one). I thought that was some new type of foam roller, but my Lovely Wife figured out what that meant right away). 🙂
On our trip home yesterday we listened to an audio book BigBigGeek Neill gave to me for my trip. It is about a guy who weighed around 260 lbs and when he turned 50 lost the weight and ran a marathon. Sounds familiar. It is a good story about his journey to running and his journey to Christianity. Here is the link to his blog and his book. All proceeds go to charity. http://bhmatson.com.
Finally, I will never be able to thank you all for reading my blog and encouraging me on my journey. That has been one of the most amazing parts of my running the marathon last Sunday. When I started this blog I simply started writing daily about my running. After a few weeks I had a few people following me. Now, 8 months later, I have almost 200. It really blows my mind that I have such great support and encouragement from runners, dieters and others who don’t do either. Thank you again for being a part of my journey. I couldn’t do it without you (okay I could and I would, but it would be much harder).
Have a great weekend.
Blowing you kisses! Isn’t the blogging community wonderful? Have a great relaxing weekend!
I accept. 🙂 Yes you are so correct! I love this community! You have a great restful weekend also!!!
Enjoy being home; and thanks for the link, I’m going to check it out 🙂
There’s no place like home. :). Thanks!
Enjoy your recovery time.
Thanks! I am. 🙂
I’m heading out for my last long run. And wishing I was in your shoes and already done with the race! Once again, congrats on your race, friend. Savor the memories! And then start thinking about future goals 😉
Enjoy the run. It is nice to be on this side of the race. I can’t wait for yours. At least this is your last long run. You are in the home stretch. 🙂
It’s been awesome following your story and so very wonderful to be part of your success! Well done!
Same here with you. Thank you. 🙂
I am so grateful to be able to share our journey, so thank you! 🙂
You are too kind. It has been a great journey for both of us!!!
I know I’ve said it, but your story has been so inspiring to me. I’m glad everything went well for you and you’ve been able to run with joy since your marathon. So… what’s next? 😉
What’s next? I plan on doing the Mercedes half marathon in February and the Shamrock Marathon in Va Beach in March. Some 5 and 10Ks mixed in there. Lots to work towards, if I can get over 2 miles. 🙂
Sounds great! You’re a runner for life for sure.
I hope so. As long as my feet hold up. 🙂
Congratulations!! I love following your journey, you are an inspiration. I hope recovery goes well; I see you’ve gone for a run already, that’s great!! 🙂
Never stop being awesome!
Thank you so much. That means a lot to me. It has been fun reading and following you too. I used to go Canada with my family as a kid and houseboat down the Trent Canal. Such great memories. Once again. Thanks! 🙂