Monday, March 10, 2008

It's on like Donkey-Kong

Ok so it has nothing to do with Donkey-Kong. But it is on. Spring has come, which means dreadful summer temperatures are around the corner (if you live in the Central Valley, you know what I am talking about and you agree). The motivation and dedication is back.

After several months hiatus, I started running today and I have 3 girls to thank for it. First, my dear friend Jenna of 10 years. Her constant love and dedication to running has always inspired me. (Well, that is a lie. I didn't run a lick in high school except when I played volleyball, but she still inspired me deep down in my soul.) :) It really is because of her (& hubby) that I ever realized I could run and not HATE it. She encourages me and reminds me that it's good to run; she even tells me I do a real good job at it. (Such a preschool teacher :) So thank you Jenna Rae for helping me get my butt back out there running. I will start text-messaging you my times after lent.

(Christmas in Exeter)
(Partying on New Years)

The next girl I have to thank is Aron. Her growing addiction to running, while training for her first marathon has continued to inspire me and help re-ignite the flame that I lost. She has unknowingly been motivating my head-game the last several weeks, preparing me for TODAY. Thank you so much Aron. And keep those motivating running posts coming!

And last but not least, I have to make a huge shout out to Kelly Clarkson: Thank you Kelly for recording Since u been gone, I could not run without it. In fact, I listened to it on repeat the entire run today and I am looking forward to hearing it several times tomorrow. Keep up the singing and the screaming.


Crystal Sauceda-Dodson said...

You are too cute! I HATE to run, but am learning to love the treadmill. Bleh! Summer, well we have been having an awful summer, nothing like 100 degrees on flippin Christmas day!

I listen to Kelly when I work out too! She is awesome!

*aron* said...

YAYYYY rachel!!! i am so excited for you!!! its the best and i will definitely keep the posts coming. you can do it!!! didnt it feel so good??

*aron* said...

ohhh and i think i need to add some kelly clarkson to my playlist!! i used to listen to her all the time and need some new songs on there!

rachel trigueiro, event designer said...

For sure you need to add Kelly to the list. She makes it happen. :)And felt SO SO good. You rock for helping me get over the "hump."

erin said...

HAHA gotta love Kelly!! That is amazing! Keep up the good work! Now you've got people watching, which helps the motivation! :)