August 23rd, 2010
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Dear Black-Medal-Thingy. 
Welcome home.  You deserve your spot, fair and square, on my wall.  I remember last year, after running 15k (9.3m), and thus welcoming Pink/Purple-Medal-Thingy home, thinking there’s no way I could ever run 30k (18.6m), like… no way. 
 Well, somewhere, along the road, my mindset changed and I figured out a way to earn you. It wasn’t easy, but I did it.  
I started out strong: at the first 5k I came in at 31 minutes, at the 10k mark I hit 1:03, at 16k (10 miles), I was 1h 40. I was strong. I was beaming.  I was even smiling between 23k and 25k, and then I felt my legs start to hurt, my butt get tense, and those last few kilometers? My God, those last few kilometers were the hardest of my life (I’m looking at you kilometer 29k - 30k, omigod).
But then suddenly I finished, and it was over, and I had you around my neck. You, my new treasured friend, which I earned with a lot of blisters, sore muscles and sweat.
Welcome Home, 
Love E

Dear Black-Medal-Thingy.

Welcome home.  You deserve your spot, fair and square, on my wall.  I remember last year, after running 15k (9.3m), and thus welcoming Pink/Purple-Medal-Thingy home, thinking there’s no way I could ever run 30k (18.6m), like… no way.

 Well, somewhere, along the road, my mindset changed and I figured out a way to earn you. It wasn’t easy, but I did it. 

I started out strong: at the first 5k I came in at 31 minutes, at the 10k mark I hit 1:03, at 16k (10 miles), I was 1h 40. I was strong. I was beaming.  I was even smiling between 23k and 25k, and then I felt my legs start to hurt, my butt get tense, and those last few kilometers? My God, those last few kilometers were the hardest of my life (I’m looking at you kilometer 29k - 30k, omigod).

But then suddenly I finished, and it was over, and I had you around my neck. You, my new treasured friend, which I earned with a lot of blisters, sore muscles and sweat.

Welcome Home,

Love E

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  1. cristianolollo reblogged this from one-twenty-five
  2. londoncharityshopgirl said: You’re my hero, girl! Damn!
  3. musteringupthesanity said: wooo congrats!!
  4. sumilove said: E! Congrats!! (Also, completely unrelated, but I totally also have Moon Sparkle as well!) Wow…looking at all those medals that you’ve gained just makes me feel all warm & fuzzy. You’ve come *such* a long way!
  5. yellowlorriesgobeep said: congratulations!! 30k is totally AMAZING :)
  6. hergypsyheart reblogged this from one-twenty-five and added:
    That’s wonderful, E. You’re a major inspiration to me :)
  7. 2721west said: Awesome Job!
  8. my-little-kumquat said: way to go lady - that is a major accomplishment!
Welcome! I'm Liz, the girl relieved the Internet has 0 calories. South African by birth; Canadian on paper. A marathoner. CrossFitter. Paleo (somewhat) eater. Traveler. Cheese lover. And I think you're great!