Tuesday, December 23, 2014
Survived last Saturday's 9 mile long, slow distance run. It wasn't pretty. It wasn't fast. But I got it done. Surprisingly I felt better on this run than I did on the 8 mile run 2 weeks ago. I walked that one. I actually jogged/walked 9 miles. Hard to believe.
Now the next challenge is 10 miles this weekend. And to make it extra special, I will be traveling to great Pacific Northwest. More rain, more cold and just more of everything that conspires to keep me from training.
But before that epic 10 mile jog, I really should get 4 miles in before I get on the plane tomorrow night. Just too much to do this week.
Merry Christmas to all!
Friday, December 19, 2014
It's a conspiracy I've decided. I have lost my running mojo. It's been gone for well over a year now. At this point I am faking it until I make it. Signed up for a half marathon in March. My usual race to celebrate my birthday, but I have been walking it instead of running it. This time I am running it, I tell myself.
So where is the conspiracy you ask? It's right outside my window in the form of the wettest December the central valley has had in years. We have been in a drought for four years or so. About as long as I have been running or least when I started running. There's the conspiracy. I seriously pick up my motivation to get back out there and the universe decides to really test me by sending the wettest December in years. Why, oh why?
I have all the gear to keep me dry and get me out there tomorrow. Except for for one thing. Motivation. That item is in really short supply right now and tomorrow morning isn't even here yet.
Saturday, September 03, 2011
Not an original post, but today's Health Reflection resonated with me...
Are you grateful for the luxuries in your life?
"Even if you've never seen it, you are probably aware of the CBS reality show "Survivor"--16 castaways sent to live on an island to duke it out and vote one another off for $1 million prize. What is most striking about this concept is not the competition, but the absolute gratitude these people hold for things we take for granted every day. The dirty, unpurified water they cling to for life is the same stuff we flush, wash, and cook with every day without batting an eye. They covet and fight for food that we could easily pop in our microwaves or sit down to eat at a restaurant. The very fact that you can read this at your computer signifies that you are one of the most wealthy, educated people on the planet. Take a moment to think about the luxurious and privileged life you live. Give thanks for a whole body, everyday freedoms, your family, and all of the choices you have. Cherish what you have while you have it because you never know when your life could change."
Saturday, March 26, 2011
It's been quite the wild ride this week, post-marathon. I have felt everything from elation to the depths of despair. I hope to get my thoughts together to summarize the 6 plus hours I was running, sometime this weekend. Oh, and there will be pictures posted too.
Thank you so much for the support!
Saturday, March 19, 2011
The day before my first marathon...wow, I never thought it would get here and now that it is, I am little disappointed. Yes, disappointed. I kinda like the anticipation leading up to the event and soon, it will be in the past. I tend to over-think things, LOL.
I have several events lined up already to keep me going and not fall off this wonderful fitness wagon that I managed to jump on.
Two weeks from today I am doing an all women's 100km bicycle ride. I've done this ride numerous time, but it's been 2 years since the last time, and I have not spent much time on the bike this year. It will be a slow day, but with lots of visiting and eating at the rest stops!
Three weeks from tomorrow I am doing my first sprint tri in 7 years. I entered a drawing and won entry to it. I figured it was a sign, I needed to do this. Soooo, time to start swimming again. Thankfully, all the running has really improved my endurance, so I am pretty confident I won't drown during the swim. But the best part is I will be able to run the 5k part of the tri. The last few races I had done 7 years ago I had stress fractures in my lower legs and couldn't run. I am excited to be able to actually run! Fancy that!
And then there is the See Jane Run 1/2 marathon in June that I have already signed up for, and some other events that I am looking at doing. It should be a very FIT summer for sure!
I want to post about the marathon tomorrow so I can have a record of it was like. I tried to post about the training leading up to the marathon, but found I felt the same every week, like I was not going to survive! I didn't want to put all that negativity out there, so I stopped posting.
I am anxious to get this marathon started! I don't necessarily want it to be over, I just want it to be started! Does that make sense?
Happy Running to all!
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