Leaving a Positive Legacy: My Motivation
Why do I do what I do? Why am I determined to be a healthier me. Why do put my body through the miles and miles of training for running the various races I run? Why do I choose not to eat certain things?
I am selfish, that's why!
I wa... Read more
What does that word bring to the mind. I close my eyes and I see someone standing proud and tall, shoulders back, eyes penetrating, focused, concentrating. There is an energy from every fiber of their being. They are ready, anxious, ... Read more
Running with a legend
Coniston Trail Race 2007 was great! The weather was perfect, I was pumped up and ready to repeat the distance from last year, BUT do another PB!
The course is beautiful, challenging, 15K in distance, well marshalled, and fun. I had been work... Read more
Never giving up
Be not afraid of going slowly; be afraid only of standing still.
Progress keeps happening as long as I keep moving. To stand still is to stop, to not proceed, to be motionless. If I stay motionless, the world keeps moving and I may start to... Read more
Being a turtle isn't bad
Behold the turtle. He makes progress only when he sticks his neck out."
Ė James Bryant Conant
I could use the parallel of the story of the tortoise and the hare to how I proceed along with weight loss. However I think this quote is more l... Read more
A journey of 1,000 miles...
...starts with a single step.
How true. Just getting anyplace takes some type of movement. Setting a goal 1,000 miles away and actually arriving there is an achievement.
That is how I felt while out on my run yesterday. Somewhere up o... Read more
Balloons and Blueberries
Nice day to get out and enjoy. Went for annual hunt for blueberris and was rewarded with a quart full. Nice just being out and about. The air is turning crisp and the feel of fall is about.
Just sitting here at the desk I was rewarded with an... Read more
3 goals for September
I want to see progress this month so here's my goals:
1. do something outdoors every day
2. Add to Running scrapbook to bring it up to Cardif Half
3. Finish counted cross stitch project.
I didn't put a specific weight loss goal as... Read more
WOW! WOW! WOW!
"On the tough, scenic 14km course that takes in spectacular mountain scenery, starting and finishing in Fitz Park, in Keswick. Following sustainable bridleways, the course follows the Alpine splendour of the River Greta, before ascending for 5km... Read more
Sometimes I am able to keep things juggling and move smoothly from responsibility to responsiblity. Then there are times like this past week and a half, when I can't seem to keep all the plates spinning or the balls juggling without dropping som... Read more
One year reflections
A year ago today I signed up for SP. I was looking for help with losing some more weight. Someone had made mention of it in a running website thread. I followed through and logged in to SP. But that is about all I did.
It took me another 2... Read more
A Yob is a Yob is a Yob, even if he/she is 90 years old
Running should be something that is enjoyed without comment, whistles, tooting from cars/trucks, harassment or any other kind of unwanted and unsolicited attention. This isnít most often the case. It seems that for some unknown reason, certai... Read more
A Life Less Ordinary
My life as it is today is far from ordinary. In my humble opinion, when I compare it to what my life used to be....it is extrodinary!
I do work flex hours as I work in our business that is based at home. I am able to run just about any time... Read more
Life isn't about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself. - George Bernard Shaw
This is a new thought for me. I had heard the saying "gotta find myself" ages ago, but didn't realize that it's about creating myself. That's a cool c... Read more
Two steps back
That is how I feel about yesterday and today. Taking two steps back and feeling rushed, unplanned, unexercised, overfed and on and on. I know that sounds like a lot of negative self talk and not a good thing for me. But I gotta be true to myself... Read more
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