Friday, January 21, 2011


"May today there be peace within. May you trust that you are exactly where you are meant to be. May you not forget the infinite possibilities that are born of faith in yourself and others. May you use the gifts that you have received, and pass on the love that has been given to you. May you be content with yourself just the way you are. Let this knowledge settle into your bones, and allow your soul the freedom to sing, dance, praise and love. It is there for each and every one of us."

Sunday, January 9, 2011


Well, I've been running now consistently since this past June.  I don't run far and I certainly don't run fast.  I averaged about one race a month since June and that seemed to work well to keep me motivated.  Having a running partner has also been a big help.  I finally am ready to make a commitment to train for a marathon.  It's one of the 'things' on my bucket list that I have always kind of wanted to do.  I know that this is not going to be a little undertaking and that it is going to take a lot of time.  I picked this particular marathon because I wouldn't have to train through out the hot summer months.  I also chose this marathon because it is fairly close to home..  only about a three hour drive.  I will start my official marathon training the week of February 7th.  I am following the 16 week training program from the book, "The Non-Runner's Marathon Trainer".
This is me running in the Coe Homecoming 5k.  I didn't do as well as I would have liked.  I felt good when I started out...  although I was having a wardrobe malfunction.  The running pants that I chose to wear that day did not have a draw string and since I had been running for about four months at that point, my pants were starting to fit looser and I was having a hard time keeping them up.  I think that took away from my time.  I was looking pretty good here coming into the track to finish the race.  Once I got on the track Hunter, who had finished several minutes earlier had come back to run with me to the end...  as I rounded the last turn on the track I started getting sick.  I wanted this race to be my best time, but unfortunately I had to keep stopping off to the side to throw up.  I'm not quite sure what was going on.  I did finish but not the time that I had hoped for.  Oh Well.

I've got all these cool little widgets on my blog now and I'm going to be very faithful logging all of my miles and any other training that I do. Wish me luck!

Saturday, January 1, 2011

Happy New Year!!

Resolution #1 - Post weekly
Resolution #2 - Complete a marathon in 2011
Resolution #3 - Read more; watch t.v. less
Resolution #4 - Spend more time with family and friends

Not in any specific order......