Motivation for your miles.


In the Beginning….my journey from Couch to 10k

In the beginning…

I didn’t even WANT to run a marathon.聽 I just wanted to run a 10k…finish what I started…DO what I said I was going to do.聽


About to run my first 10k! Vulcan Run 2010

Running has changed my life…I like to call it “free therapy” 馃檪

I shared my “journey” from couch to 10k with my Facebook friends & I wanted to share it with you too!聽 They have been with me from the first grumpy step, all the way to the marathon聽finish line.

If you are just getting started running, I believe that you will relate to my journey.

Here is a link to my FB journal: IN THE BEGINNING…my journey from couch to 10k

We all started somewhere!聽 You won the day you decided to try!

Don’t quit!聽 You’re worth it!

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Completing a marathon takes away a whole host of excuses.

For example:聽 “I’m too tired.聽 That seems impossible.聽 I don’t know how to.聽 That’s too hard.聽 etc. etc. etc….”

Those excuses just don’t work anymore.

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/瑟藞l瑟m蓹藢ne瑟t/ Show Spelled [ih-lim-uh-neyt] Show IPA

verb (used with object), e路lim路i路nat路ed, e路lim路i路nat路ing.
1.聽 to remove or get rid of, especially as being in some way undesirable: to eliminate risks; to eliminate hunger. Synonyms: do away with, banish, abolish, eradicate, erase, exterminate, cut out, annihilate, weed out, stamp out, rub out. Antonyms: obtain, get, invite.
2.聽 to omit, especially as being unimportant or irrelevant; leave out: I have eliminated all statistical tables, which聽are of interest only to the specialist. Synonyms: throw out, exclude, drop, delete, except. Antonyms: include, accept, admit, incorporate.
3.聽 to remove from further consideration or competition, especially by defeating in a contest.
4.聽 to eradicate or kill: to eliminate the enemy.
5.聽 Physiology . to void or expel from an organism.
eliminate 聽(瑟藞l瑟m瑟藢ne瑟t) [Click for IPA pronunciation guide]
1. to remove or take out; get rid of
2. to reject as trivial or irrelevant; omit from consideration
3. to remove (a competitor, team, etc) from a contest, usually by defeat
4. slang 聽to murder in a cold-blooded manner
5. physiol 聽to expel (waste matter) from the body
6. maths 聽to remove (an unknown variable) from two or more simultaneous equations
[C16: from Latin 膿l墨min膩re 聽to turn out of the house, from e- 聽out + l墨men 聽threshold]
usage Eliminate 聽is sometimes wrongly used to talk about avoiding the repetition of something undesirable: we must prevent 聽(not eliminate ) further mistakes of this kind

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Dusting off my brain.

I quit blogging about a year ago for various reasons.聽 I took a look at my old blog the other day…my conclusion?聽 It has some really great stuff in there!聽馃檪

This is a link to my old blog’s running entries.

The Journey Is….running

We聽typically say…keep your eyes on the prize!聽 Keep moving forward!

In this instance, a look back was totally worth it.

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2010 vs. 2013 (Everyone loves a good before and after, right?)

This was me ~ July 2010

July 2010

July 2010

Grumpy, defeated, tired…

……couldn’t even run 1/2 a lap around the track….

….really aggravated that her husband drove her there even though she was the one who suggested it…argued the whole way there…

……get’s tired brushing her teeth…


THIS IS ME NOW ~ Mercedes Marathon February 2013


I’d say the picture speaks for itself 馃檪


before after

Vulcan Run 10k
Birmingham, AL


august 2011

August 2011
Run for Hope 5k ~ Montevallo, AL

July 2012

July 2012
Peavine Falls 8.2 miles ~ Oak Mountain/Pelham, AL


February 2013 ~ Just after completing the Mercedes Marathon
Birmingham, AL


Your turn!


We Call Them Runners

We Call Them Runners

We Call Them Runners

They’ll passionately argue over a 10 second time clock discrepancy.

They find inspiration in a hand written t-shirt that says “4 marathons, 4 months, 4 my 40th birthday”

They shed clothing in public places.

They transform the thoughts of “you’re crazy!”, into the belief ~ “I CAN.”

They do it for themselves.

They do it for their friends.

We call them…runners.