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It’s an honor to know you sir…

 

I have a friend that is running The Boston Marathon tomorrow.

Many see him living his dream, but have no idea the road he has traveled to get there.

If you know a Boston Marathoner, you should consider it an honor to have met them.

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Mr. Cecil Pavey~ Boston Marathoner #22640

 

 

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I’m in it for the Long Run, how about you?

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…and concerning real life…

If you base your whole future solely on what you’ve experienced thus far

…you may quit too soon! 

You have many more rewarding miles to go!

Those first 2 or 3 miles are always the toughest for me.  During yesterday’s long run, I had considered quitting after the first 2 miles almost led me to tears.

I’m happy to say…another satisfying 8 miles are officially in the books!  Yay me!

So how was your long run this weekend?


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Beginning again…again.

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Yesterday was my first day keeping track of my calorie intake via myfitnesspal….again.

The plan always works if you work the plan!

And I’m already making better choices…see:

This was my snack of choice this morning!

deliciously light, creamy and filling!

deliciously light, creamy and filling!

The validity of it’s health benefits vary depending on who you ask.

I’ve been researching whole foods/clean eating…which can be a little overwhelming and discouraging.

But there’s no debating this…today’s snack choice was a much better alternative to my snack of the day yesterday!

SIX DOUBLE STUF OREO COOKIES!

(…and yes, I DID still come under my daily 1,200 calorie goal)

Do you really love cookies more than yourself?

Do you really love cookies more than yourself?

 80 calories vs 420 calories, good choice…yay me! 
 
 

What are some of your favorite healthy snack foods?


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Brain Whoopin’

Tomorrow morning at 7am, I’m going to give my brain a whoopin’!  (aka~spanking/whipping)

My husband, daughter and myself will be running the annual Peavine Falls Run at Oak Mountain.  Yay US!

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View from the top of the mountain!

Here is a Quote from Birmingham blogger  Yo Momma Runs about last year’s race:

Peavine Falls Run is 8.2 miles which include a straight uphill climb with, what
felt like, very few respites of flatness and then a slingshot at the top to blow
you right back down that hill you just conquered (that’s if you have a liberal
definition of that word). And just for funsies, they throw in a 1.2-mile patch
of trail at the end in case all the downhill didn’t make you wet your pants bad
enough already.

You should read the rest of her blog entry here!

So as I sit here right now this is what my brain is telling me:  “It’s going to rain.  You don’t like the rain or getting messy.  You were in better shape last year.  Bet that speed walker man is going to beat you again.  3.2 miles UP HILL?  ARE YOU CRAZY?  You’re just not good enough.”

As I type, we’ve got our bag packed and running clothes laid out…To my brain I just want to say:

Just wait ’til tomorrow morning, you’re gonna’ get a brain whoopin’

I win.  Goodnight.


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A Father’s Gift

A Father’s Day thought:

Making healthy choices is one of the greatest gifts that a father can give to his children.

A few of the benefits include….A healthy state of mind, opportunities to be more active together, longevity, and a greater quality of life.

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Like me! Like me!….please :)

Where the fun's at ;)

Where the fun’s at 😉

I have started a new Facebook community that will compliment my blog.

It will be a place to share, connect and motivate each other in the running community! I’m looking forward to some great conversations about running, what inspires you and nutrition!
I’m hoping it will be a blend of people who are just thinking about running, all the way to the experienced runner.
I would love for you to join in the fun!

Just click on this link and “like” the page.

Then share, and comment to your hearts content!

https://www.facebook.com/the23rdmile?ref=hl


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Let’s play a game….

I have a theory…won’t you help me test it? 

Let’s play a game.

My game might not be quite this much fun :)

My game might not be quite this much fun 🙂

My theory is this, no matter what topic or item you give me…I can relate it in some way to running.

Is this a good thing?  I’m not sure.  🙂

For example, this is the one that started my train of thought.

“It can be difficult to find quality employees.”  If I were hiring someone and I saw that they were a runner, and had been for awhile….I would be more likely to hire them for the job.  They would have the qualities I was looking for such as…a hard worker, goal setter, able to overcome obstacles, self motivated, etc.

All last night and this morning I have been thinking of random objects and relating them to running :/

Washing  Machine:  You should wash your running clothes soon after running.  Do not use fabric softener on your dry fit items.  Air drying is best.

Iron:  One of my favorite things about running clothes is that you do not have to iron ANYTHING!

Banana:  A staple at the finish lines for most running events that I have been part of.

Couch:  OF COURSE…Couch to 5k!

Checkbook:  You might think that running is a cheap sport, but it CAN get costly.  Running shoes, entry fees, travel expenses, gadgets, and the list goes on.  I have written many checks during these last few years, but it was worth every penny.  Honestly…all you really NEED is a GOOD PAIR of shoes, and water.

Ceramic Tile:  I’ve been known to lay on the cold, ceramic tile in my air conditioned house, after running outside in the sweltering hot Alabama sun.

So won’t you join in my “FUN”?  Comment a topic or item and lets see if my theory holds true!  I’m curious!