I have to see that all this bloggy stuff has taken off and is way more than I ever thought it could be. I started blogging for me so I could document my journey to my first marathon and it has (like running) turned into so much more and I am LOVING it. Meeting new people and planning races with fellow moms on the run...it's AWESOME. I am a people person so this is right up my alley and being able to actually meet some of you in person has been so fun and I look forward to meeting more of you in June at Rock'n'Roll Seattle and in the near future.
Had a wonderful run today, Short but sweet. Why is it that sometimes the hardest part is just getting out the door? I would rather stay at home with my family in my warm cozy house then go out in the wet weather and sweat. Well I think that until I get out there and then I love it. I left today without my iPod on purpose so I could just focus and be in the moment. I don't do this much but every time I do it...I really enjoy it. Ran 4 miles in under 40 minutes which is so exciting to me. I will say it again....Endurance and training....it changes your pace and it's so exciting. What I loved about today is I didn't look at my Garmin at all...I just ran and took it easy and enjoyed the time on my feet.
May 30, 2010
Tall Mom gave me the best DVD to watch, "Ultramarathon Man: 50 Marathons, 50 States, 50 Days "...WOW it was amazing. It documents Dean Karnazes, who run 50 marathons in 50 states in 50 days. It was incredible to watch him take on this amazing journey and so inspiring. It was perfect timing to watch it. I needed a pick me up and some new motivation and this was PERFECT. I actually decided to take a few quotes and write them down in my copy of "Run like a Mother" book so I could remember them. One of my faves was, "It's not the Destination, it's the Journey" which is soooooo true. Time to read the book.
I also finally finished "Run Like a Mother", my mother’s day gift to myself. I LOVED it. It was so great to read about other mom's surviving daily life while continuing to run. I find myself lucky to be able to stay at home with my kids and train for a marathon. I don't think I would be able to do it otherwise. You mom's who work and raise as family and TRAIN for a MARATHON are AMAZING. There was so much I related to in this book and enjoyed. I loved the honesty of Sarah and Dimity. Thanks ladies for being brutally honest. One of the parts that I loved was when Sarah was talking about "Embracing the Pain". I have thought of that so many times when my runs get difficult. It's amazing that when you focus on something and embrace it...you can actually cope with it better. There was a ton more and I would defiantly recommend this book to any and all runners.
I want to give Diana a shout out...She is running 13.1 miles for her longest run yet. Her last long run before the Rock'n'Roll Half Marathon. She is going to do great tomorrow (Memorial Day). You Go Girl! You can totally do it.