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Running with snowflakes

Thursday, February 08, 2007

What a morning run it was today. It was about 30F with a wind factor of around 21F. That wind went right though me! The first mile I was just trying to stay warm and keep the wind from freezing my face off. It is a mile uphill and a bit beyond to get to the spot I turn around and head back on the rest of my route.
Today was special. It was snow flurrying. I was like a snow woman with running gear on. I started to warm a bit when the wind was at my back and I could then catch my breath and take in the scenery.
It wasn't until I was into my third mile that I really noticed the snow flakes. They were streaming behind me and just flitted about. Then as I changed direction, they came from the cross wind. I was out there and not thinking about how I was feeling, just taking in the moment.

It was then I had that saying come back to my mind, that I am not a lady, I'm an athlete. SO to be an athlete, that means to have the mindset of one 24/7 if I am truly serious. I am taking this on board and seeing where it leads me. I am looking at how I need to be more concious at what I do, how I eat, and etc.

Call it an ephiphany or awakening or the light bulb going off, but something happened today out there amoungst the snowflakes! See what running can do! That's why I love it so much!!


what brings joy

Thursday, February 08, 2007

Whatever you can do, or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power and magic in it.

- Goethe

Nice thought about what makes me inwardly happy.
My husband, my cat, my running, my children, hearing from friends far away, working on crafts, traveling.

Those are just the first things that come to mind. Do I lack the boldness to go beyond what is me? Do I get stuck in a rut? Does my mind not dream far enough? There is magic in what I dream and I know never to give up on them. I don't want them to just be dreams, I want them to be reality and goals. Therefore I pluck them from my mind and put to action the steps and procedures I need to obtain them.

And that is where the joy comes in.....having the dreams turn to goals, and the goals turn to achievements!


stay positive

Monday, February 05, 2007

There are times that I get tired, and just want to say.........
But I don't . Why don't I??? Because the alternative isn't an option. I've been there, and it's not pretty.

I've had the self loathing, the self pity, the I don't deserve this, or that, or capable of anything. Nope, that's not where my mind is anymore.

I'm positive. Oh stuff happens, that's for sure. Life will throw everything at me at times. Days don't go as I want. Work doesn't come in when and how much we want, but somehow, we get through it.

Keeping a positive state of mind is a big part of all of it. There are reasons why the stuff happens, and I don't know the why of it. Perhaps it is for a greater reason that may be reveiled, or maybe it won't. But I do know this, I am not in charge and it WILL all work out. I know this, WHY? Because is has in the past, and it will continue to!


Bumbling and Stumbling

Monday, January 29, 2007

I really needed to read day 29 in the 31 days to unbreakable resolutions. I've not kept up with all the days, as I was pretty sick the beginning of the month. today is one I really needed to read and apply to me. It goes as follows: Get back on track. Slipups are normal and they don't mean failure. Instead of beating yourself up for your mistakes, tell yourself that one error doesn't mean much. Don't wait until tomorrow, next week, or next month to get back on track, start right away. put your mistake into the past and move forward. Even the most successful people in the world make mistakes!

So there it is, great isn't it. I have been feeling a bit down about not getting my food down over ther weekend, and just winging it. I don't do good winging it and have a feeling of stumbling when I attempt that, I know that going out for dinner on Sat was a real treat and I did over do with the starter, and dessert. I watched the main course a bit and brought some home, but that was not the entire story.

Today is today, and that was Saturday! I have kept to a plan today, I've brought myself out of the stumbling mode and re-examined what I am seeking. A shift in my goal setting and I feel better. I will get there, maybe in smaller steps, but I WILL get to where I am heading!


Flu Fighting

Thursday, January 25, 2007

Well it's not often that I get sick, but when I do, it's usually a hum dinger! This has been like that. Had a great time while on Christmas Holiday in the US and did loads of running, siteseeing, visiting, and just enjoying ourselves. Too much of a good thing got me tired and that's when I got bit by the nasty flu bug.

Took over 2 weeks to start to feel better and now finally getting back to the running and Marathon training schedule. Have been out today for a hilly 5 and icing leg. Gonna take it easy tonight but will get out there tomorrow sometime for an easier 3 miles.

I value the Golden Ticket I received and aim to keep my part of the bargin by training and doing all I can to run proud in London. I am pleased to be able to do what I do and never in all my dreams did I imagine running a marathon, now I am aiming for 3 more this year....God willing!


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