Sunday, April 20, 2008

Thankful

So after a day of glorying in my major accomplishment of finishing the marathon - I realized I need to thank everyone who helped me get there. Of course I have to thank the Lord! You better believe I kept praying for His help to finish. I also need to thank all those who helped babysit Sydney so she didn't have to go on all those extra long runs. Those babysitters include my honey Eran, Karalenn, my mom, Holly, and Hillory, Laura Meek, and Rachel Palmer. I also need to thank those who were my examples and did this crazy goal before me and offered pointers for my training - Dad most especially, Monica Broadbent, Lyle, Marcia, and Jena Anderson. Of course I have to thank everyone who cheered me on both in person and in spirit - Thank You!

10 comments:

bennet said...

That's great that you finished...so do you think you'll keep on running in marathons?? Are you an addict now?? hahaha. That would be awesome if you did the Boston Marathon...yeah yeah...now you need to get my bro running with you, cause there was a time when he had endless stamina...so I'm pretty sure it's still there, just hidden at the moment...hahaha! Well congrats to your amazing acomplishment!! Way to be!! :) Love ya! Nila

Xena said...

It is too soon to say if I will continue with this crazy running stuff. Right now I am focused on relaxing - I'm still stiff and soar today (Monday). I might do a half marathon in the future, but the full marathon was very time consuming...

Seth Hippen said...

Hooray. Well your welcome. We loved watching Syd and if you want you can watch my girls for long periods of time in the coming future. I'll go shopping or something. :) haha- hey I am going to email you those pics we took at your marathon. Not a ton, but a few more at least. :)

Penelope Crackers said...

Oops. That was Karalenn that wrote that and not Seth. I'm sure you could tell as soon as you read he would want to go shopping. hahhaa

sunnytosh said...

I was just wondering how your training was going and you're already done! Good job Hanna!

Xena said...

Of course I figured it out Karalenn, and if you come back and read this comment then I'd be happy to pay you back by watching your girls!

bennet said...

Hey, your birthday is just around the corner!! YEAH!

sunnytosh said...

So it's been a while now... is it still too soon to ask if you will want to do this again?

Xena said...

In answer to Sunny's question, yes. There is a girl in my ward who already asked me to be her running partner because she wants to train for a marathon. Right now we are just going to train for a half marathon, but we'll see if she talks me into doing the whole thing again. I can see why people get addicted to it because it feels so great to be in such good shape, even though it is insanity.

sunnytosh said...

You're making me long for a really tough dance class. They just don't have drill teams for young mothers!

Anyhow, I think that is great. It is so nice when you get addicted to exercise, rather than doing it as a chore.

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