Think Like A Champion
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
The Best Laid Plans
I’ve wanted to get a new entry here and today I’m finally getting around to it.
Planning to do things is something that is not natural to me. I’m not a born organizer. It is work for me to get things accomplished without going out on a tangen... Read more
Again...and again...and again....and
It's been over a week since I've been back from London. The glow of the day, the event, the accomplishment is now logged in my memory. To be brought out at any time I wish. But, I'm not about to stand still and just look at the pictures, the med... Read more
It WILL happen, Just Keep Believing (race report)
On Sunday 13 April, it was more than just belief; it was determination, drive, preparedness, passion, pain, grit, stamina, exhaustion, elation, perseverance, and persistence that made it happen! All of the above and more got me to the finish lin... Read more
This is it, The final four miles today in my taper. Then it's down to London in the morning. Excitement to say the least! My bag is just about packed and the last of the food/fuel items awaits to be put into my backpack.
This is what I hav... Read more
Working A Plan
I like to have lists. I work better knowing what I am to do each day be it for my running, my work, or my food. I just like not having to try and figure out what to do at the last minute. If it is all laid out there infront of me when I need it,... Read more
22 Miles....8 Days....And Then London!
It's nearly here! The title tells it all. That's what remains till 13 April.
Thought this week needed a bit of humor, thus the picture! My FLM long run buddy Kelly, and first time marathon runner, gave the card to me along with some "thank ... Read more
One More Bowl of Soup
It's been 16 weeks since I started on my road to London. I've now completed over 440 training miles, gone through 2 pairs of shoes, consumed gallons of sports drink and gels, run a half marathon, injured my hamstring, had massages, gone through ... Read more
2 Red Laces, 20 Miles, 3 weeks
My Marathon Registration form arrived along with the Marathon News as I mentioned in my previous blog entry. Plus, the infamous RED LACES!
Yep, I've put the laces in my newly bought London 2008 Marathon shoes and now I'm set!! The spiffy r... Read more
4 in FOUR
It's getting to the wire. This marks just FOUR weeks until I run my FOURTH marathon. My training has been a bit sputter and pop these past 2 weeks. I am still undergoing physiotherapy for my hamstring. It is getting better but for most of the ti... Read more
Just one thing
My assignment for one of my teams is to list, in a blog, one positive thing about me and/or my lifestyle. It has to be positive and can be anything.
I did miss a few days of this because I didn't check in to see what the daily assignments ... Read more
Long and Winding Roads of Liverpool
The Long and Winding Road, European Capital of Culture 2008, The Ferry Across the Mersey...each of those statements would answer the question; "Tell me one thing about Liverpool, UK?"
Another fact would be that on 2 March 2008 the Liverpool Ha... Read more
The last day of another month, a leap out of this one, a bridge to what awaits. Where I am today is preparing myself for a Half Marathon on Sunday. I'm a bit nervous as I want to do well. But now some of that worry has been removed.
About ... Read more
Another week...another way point in my journey towards London and beyond.
However, before London, there is Liverpool! I've been training hard with the Half on 2 March in mind. I was able to keep to my training program by getting out each p... Read more
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Setting the pace for my health?
I have found something that I really enjoy. I have found something that is having a positive effect on my blood pressure, my eyesight, my resting heart rate, my skin tone, my weight, my attitude. It's running.
I never was athletic growing u... Read more