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Motivation for your miles.


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motivation?

These signs are posted along one of our routes, and yes, that is my beautiful girl in these pictures ‚̧ :

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Sometimes I look at the signs and think how nice it was that someone put them there.

Such motivation!

Other times as I’m running towards them, the only thought that comes to mind is,

“Oh shut up.”

You can relate, can’t you?

Sad

but

true.

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DUNERYDID!

I am currently training to run the Mercedes Marathon for a SECOND time this February.

Today, the Hal Higdon Novice 2 Marathon Training Program called for an 11 mile run.  Less than half way through the run, I was really struggling.

Hence, the following short conversation:

Brain:¬† So you really think that you’re going to run a marathon….

Me:¬† Why yes…YES…I do believe I will.

~AND THEN I JUST KEPT ON RUNNING~

It did get easier!  11 miles are officially in the books!

This¬†reminds me of a quote that I can’t quite remember, but it goes something like this, “The man with the experience trumps the one with¬†the theory.”

or

as one of my friends said to me one day……

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DUNERYDID!

a.k.a. 

Done already did. 

I have already. 

Been there, done that. 

Got the medal.

Doing it again.


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progress.

One of my favorite things about running is seeing “progress“.
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In 2010, on this weekend, I ran my first 10k.  That afternoon I had to take a nap and ibuprofen. Plus I was sore for days afterward.
This morning I woke up, happy that my plan ONLY called for 6 miles.
I enjoyed the run & then went on about the day like it was no big deal.
Not sore.
Not tired.
Progress feels pretty good.
Happy Running!  Enjoy your long run on this lovely fall weekend!


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This blog is for the birds!

You know you’re a runner when….

Despite their best efforts, your friends eyes glaze over when you start talking about running…again….

They try to be interested....really, they do...

They try to be interested….really, they do…

So you join interactive running websites and “like” FB pages where you can jibber jabber about running¬†as much as you’d like.

You even write an entertaining RUNNING blog to organize all your thoughts, while hopefully inspiring others along the way!

…only to find that the most viewed,¬† MOST PINNED¬†blog entry¬†is quickly becoming the one you wrote about….

your sister’s CHICKENS!!!

(true story)