Monday, October 11, 2010

Motivation Monday- Marathon Style

Really what is more Motivating than watching someone totally abuse their body for 26.2 miles and then see the finish line, wipe away the tears, put on a huge smile, and give everything they have to cross that finish line! Track Coach and I watched it be done a lot yesterday, and it was so inspiring. One of my favorites was this young lady...


Ok, yes that is Stacie, but she was awesomeingly (what a word!) inspiring. I'll let her tell the story, but what determination! There is so much more I have to share about this whole weekend, but spoiler alert it ends with this...






Dear Tressa Morgan,
Congratulations! You are now registered for the 2011 Dodge Rock 'n' Roll Seattle - Half Marathon

Dear Jesse Morgan,
Congratulations! You are now registered for the 2011 Dodge Rock 'n' Roll Seattle - Marathon

What are you Motivated to Do?

17 comments:

Allison said...

YAY!!! Congratulations! My first half is in December and I am soooo freakin' nervous!!!

Meredith said...

How exciting about your registration! And yes, those runners were superstars or rather superheroes yesterday! So motivating and inspiring!

misszippy said...

Awesome and congrats to Stacie!

Canadian runner said...

That is very motivating!! Good goal to have for the future. Watching people complete runs is very motivating for me!

Julie D. said...

So glad we got to meet!! Congrats on the Seattle registration. You guys are tempting me.

Diana Tries-A-Tri! said...

Nice! Hmm, maybe I should do it too!

Rae said...

Awesome guys!! I'm thinking of a half too! I think we are crazy! :)

Stacie said...

Thank you Tressa!!!! You really have no idea what it means to me to have shared the weekend with you and to have your support. Seeing you and Jesse at the end was awesome. Thanks so much!!! You helped me pick it back up. I'm an emotional mess after reading your post. I love you guys!!!! Hopefully I can walk again soon so we can start training :)

Zaneta said...

oh how fun!! a 1/2 marathon and a full marathon for the two of you!! Signing up for a race is so much fun isn't it?!?!!

I spectated kona... on my laptop of course lol... and I got emotional watching everyone finishing the marathon! I can't imagine how awesome it was to spectate in person! :)

P said...

OMG, how exciting for you both!! Congrats on taking the plunge!

Stephanie Anne said...

hooray!! I just registered for Rock N Roll New Orleans!

Aimee said...

Woohoo! Congrats for signing up for the marathon! yay!

Lesley @ racingitoff.com said...

I'm motivated to fly Northeast and run with the cool crowd. LOL! Doesn't anyone want to do RnR Dallas in March. ;-)

Cynthia O'H said...

That's great! You guys will love every moment of the training.

Jen (Triathlete Within) said...

Woohoo!! Yay for first half marathons!!

Big Daddy Diesel said...

I agree, I love to watch races, I do not care about the winners, its the AG'ers that steal my heart. You watch them cross that finish line, fist pumping, big ol' smile, some tears, and you wonder "what is their story" because everyone has a story.

karyn said...

Wahoo to the both of you!! reading all these race and spectator reports inspired me to sign up for my first marathon in May...