Sunday, December 5, 2010

I Did It!

Back in August, I set a goal.  Today I accomplished it!  I learned that qualifying for the Boston Marathon is so much greater than just running.  In fact, accomplishing this isn't even about me.  It's about purpose.  I know that I have a greater purpose in my life and with today's successful 3:42 marathon finish, I am certain that I will lead so many people to not only dream, but to make those dreams a reality!


I am living proof that if you really want something bad enough, you dedicate yourself and you do the work, all things are possible.  Today I am a Boston Qualifier because I committed to a plan.  I believed in myself and most importantly, I never once doubted I could do it. 

Thanks for allowing me to take some time from my normal writing to make a video diary of my week.  It's been fun, interesting and most of all, incredibly fulfilling and rewarding!

My last vlog...for now!

12 comments:

Booyah's Momma said...

CONGRATULATIONS!! You would have been a winner either way in my book... but I also knew you could do it!

And the fact that you qualified? Almost makes your Cowboys win today over my beloved Colts a little more bearable. Almost.

Mrs. K said...

Wow! Congratulations. Yay, I'm so happy for you. BTW I did my INSANity fit test today. I will keep you updated :)

Amy said...

Yay Rhonda! I knew you could do it! I am so proud and amazed at your determination. Also, the videos of Dallas made me homesick!

Michael said...

WOW. Just WoW.

I am so excited for you and inspired. I will keep trying until I get there. I tell you what - Those hill at 21 are hell on earth!

Anonymous said...

Way to Go Rhonda! I am crying tears of happiness for you right now! Your little boy was so sweet holding up that sign.... Just wonderful! Congratulations.....

Anonymous said...

I am so proud of your accomplishment Rhonda! Congratulations!

Joey @ Big Teeth and Clouds said...

Congratulations! That's really something to be proud of!

Lori: Extreme Results In Fitness and Life said...

Congratulations Rhonda!! My husband and I just calculated that you averaged 8 1/2 minute miles. AMAZING!!! So proud of you! It brought tears to my eyes.
Lori

Poppy said...

Awesome job!! Loved the video. Especially when my 3 year old said "that's you mom" and pointed to the screen. I was completely flattered. We may have similar similar coloring and running outfits, but I have never managed to run a marathon without wanting to die and vowing to never sign up for another one. But I always do.

Congratulations and can't wait to watch you tackle Heartbreak Hill.

Mrs. K said...

By the way I gave you a blog award. Stop by to get it when you get a chance :)

Sherri said...

Whoo-Hoo, Rhonda!! I was so psyched that you did it, although I knew you would....

Very cool.

Teresha@Marlie and Me said...

C-O-N-G-R-A-T-U-L-A-T-I-O-N-S! You did it with minutes to spare. The video was a joy to watch. your hair looks awesome btw. I love the sign your son was holding and hearing your hubs cheering you on just made me well up with emotion.

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