Monday, September 21, 2009

Movies and marathoning.......

On Saturday night B and I went to see Julie and Julia. I had read the book when it first came out and loved it and just haven't had a chance this summer to get to a theater. Saturday night we knew we couldn't do much as B had a HUGE run on Sunday, so I was finally able to convince him to see the movie with me. I adored it! Meryl Streep was incredible. She's seriously such an amazing actress. Amy Adams was good, but it's hard for anyone to shine while playing alongside Meryl. I also really loved Julia's husband. I adored how in love they were and definitely had a few teary-eyed moments in seeing their devotion on screen. So sweet. If you haven't seen it yet, I would definitely recommend it to anyone.

I also have to say how incredibly proud I am of my husband. He is nearing the end of his marathon training, and I am so impressed with how well he has done. He hasn't skipped a run (not even the 3 milers) during the 18 weeks, and his devotion to this goal is incredible. The 20 miler (the longest run before the marathon) was Sunday morning. He did it in a group setting through CARA (Chicago Area Runners Association). He did lose his group during the run, but he was able to finish near his goal time. He also learned a lot about what he needs to do and not do during the actual marathon. But seriously, ladies, can you believe he did 20 MILES????? I'm just so impressed with him. And this is a guy who had never run before 4 years ago and does not have a long, lean runners type body. It just proves that if your mind is set on a goal, you can complete it. Really it's just in WANTING the end result that will allow you to do anything. I can't wait until I can cheer him on on October 11th!!


  1. I loved J&J! I have been on a cooking tear ever since seeing it lol!

    20 miles? WOW!! If I have to drive 20 miles I get whiney - I cant imagine running it!

  2. I am so impressed! The dedication is what will get him to the finish line! I have a race in two weeks, so I will be sending sympathy thoughts his way!

  3. great movie- did you read either book? I've read both, you'll really love 'em!



  4. Wow that's inspiring. I just started running and that sounds SO far.


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