Get ready for this - I MATCHED my PR time.
NYC Marathon – Race Report – Night Before & Morning of!
The train arrived at 1230 at Pennsylvania Station in NYC. Hooray! First thing on the agenda? A hot meal! I had been up for 9 hours eating nothing but oats, fruit, and Clif bars! Where's the delicious NY food at?! I found a deli right across the street. This was perfect! I was SO … Continue reading NYC Marathon – Race Report – Night Before & Morning of!
Why do we run? Is it because we enjoy it? Or are we just telling ourselves and other people that? Why must we always strive to become better, faster, stronger? Might this rob us of the joy that can be found in the journey, in the experience? A more beneficial question for me to ask … Continue reading Why Run?
Pebbles and Miles
I learned 2 lessons .. #1, Pay attention to the little things in life that are not right .. they may be eating ..
Worth: Definition of worth (n) Bing Dictionary 1. value in money: the value of something, especially in terms of money 2. amount equaling given value: the amount of something that can be bought for a particular sum of money or that will last for a particular length of time 3. moral or social value: the … Continue reading Worth?
Balance, part 2
With balance comes a level of fluidity and flexibility. Think about it - if life is always moving and changing and evolving, then shouldn't our plans, also? Going back to Stephen Covey's book, I take a few minutes, maybe 15, at night before I gear down for rest, to plan my priorities and how they … Continue reading Balance, part 2
Here is one thing that I have learned over the last few years - not to have a MICROWAVE MENTALITY with life. Think about it, we want everything NOW, right? Not even NOW, like, yesterday. Maybe the microwave ruined us - we can pop something in there and have it ready in what, maybe 90 … Continue reading Microwave Life?
Get the Benefit
If you're going to go through the mental and physical work and stress and pain of doing something, make sure you do it to the extent of getting a reward from it! Pain is temporary. Your feelings and emotions .. Temporary .. And unreliable at best, if I might add. But when you apply principle … Continue reading Get the Benefit
Lessons from a Peaceful Taper
No - I promise it is not an oxymoron!! I've been training for this marathon that is coming up in 3 days for >4 months. I worked very hard to get to this point and was looking forward to some time off of my legs! Historically, once a few days into the taper, I start … Continue reading Lessons from a Peaceful Taper
How important is community? Friends? Family? I consulted Wikipedia. "The term community has two distinct commutative meanings: 1) Community can refer to a usually small, social unit of any size that shares common values. The term can also refer to the national community or international community, and 2) in biology, a community is a group … Continue reading Community