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Just one your with me

Tuesday, October 28, 2008      7 comments

Five days! A fistful of fingers! OH my how my stomach churns. Bags are being packed, final preparations are being done, five miles to run today, four tomorrow..... My mind is a list, a mental checking off of what I have to do to be ready... Read more

Just 4 training runs away

Monday, October 27, 2008      2 comments

I've broken this week down to just that.... four training runs left! Three will be here along some of my favourite short routes and one will be over 3,000 miles away from the UN to Central Park. Breaking larger units down to smaller pieces ... Read more

I will run 500 miles....

Tuesday, October 21, 2008      5 comments I can run 26.2 in New York City!! Yep, it's just 12 days now...and another marathon will be under way. According to my training diary by the morning of November 2 I will have run over 550 miles in preparation for the race through the... Read more

The NOW moment

Wednesday, September 10, 2008      2 comments

This is a reminder of where I was, where I am now and the wide open spaces of what lies ahead. I don't live in the future, nor the past. I live in the here and now. This is a great concept and one that I have heard about when working with d... Read more

Crossing a finish line

Saturday, August 30, 2008      0 comments

The All About ME End of Summer Challenge ended today. I wanted to do something that would kick start me into help me be more focused, and to prove something to myself. This was not an easy challenge. It started out easy with just ... Read more

5 Days can make a difference

Monday, August 25, 2008      2 comments

Today is the half point of our team;s 10 Day All About Me End Of SUmmer Challenge. Part of today's challenge is to write a blog about these 5 days. Starting out slow, doing one thing for each day and then adding another one has helped me ... Read more

70 days

Sunday, August 24, 2008      1 comments

Ten weeks, 70 days.....that's it now. NYC Marathon is approaching with each new day of traning. I've now finished another week and traveled 39.73 miles in the persuit of that NCY Marathon start line. The mornings are starting later, the ... Read more

olympic Dreams

Tuesday, August 19, 2008      3 comments

With the images of Beijing in our newspapers, magazines, on our televisions, and computers it gives one pause to ponder. I ponder about a lot of things when I am out running. Guess it is the time alone and the opportunity to relax and free fl... Read more

Lighting a Candle

Tuesday, July 29, 2008      3 comments

I'm really pleased and proud of my family for responding to my call to a physical challenge. My family is all over 3,000 miles away. My siblings and children were each invited to join me and walk or run at least one mile on Sun/Mon in honor of t... Read more

Run For the Fallen

Tuesday, July 22, 2008      0 comments

[Mission Statement: Run for the Fallen is a collective of runners whose mission is clear and simple: To run one mile for every American service member killed in Operation Iraqi Freedom. On June 14, 2008, we run across America to raise awar... Read more

One Hundred Eleven Days and counting

Monday, July 14, 2008      3 comments

......until the New York City Marathon! Yes, that is all that remains until I run my 5th Marathon. I've actually begun my training today with a rest day. My training schedule is taped to the inside of my kitchen cabinet, my spreadsheet i... Read more

What's important

Thursday, July 10, 2008      1 comments

I'm back from my week in the USA. It was a great time spending it with my daughter and visits with my son. The quality time I had with them is priceless. I didn't phone any of my past friends to let them know I was over because I wanted to... Read more


Tuesday, June 24, 2008      4 comments

It's time for another entry here. Not sure what to write, just know that I'm wanting to see some results. Oh yeah, I have been having some lax days and I don't like that. The routine has been broken with the events of the past two weeks. ... Read more

For Geoffrey....A Tribute

Wednesday, June 18, 2008      11 comments

There are times when pain reaches out, grabs, and holds fast, not letting go of it's grasp until we are left a crumbled wreck. This is how I have been feeling these past days. My heart has been broken, my daily routine has altered, and I feel em... Read more

Think Like A Champion

Wednesday, May 21, 2008      2 comments

I want to thank Buffed Stuffed for the quote from Muhammad Ali: "Suffer Now and live the rest of your life a champion" and her call to “Release your Inner Champion”. It was a call that I needed to hear. Too often I don’t think like a champi... Read more

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