“As badly as I want a medal, I know there is a lot of luck involved in that. I want to put myself in position to be in the top three, give it my all and hope luck comes my way.” Kara Goucher ~ Day Twenty-six: Thursday, April 11, 2013 #racedayshirt #4DaysToBoston #30DaysToBoston #photochallenge Don’t […]
“Friendships born on the field of athletic strife are the real gold of competition. Awards become corroded, friends gather no dust.” Jesse Owens ~ Day Twenty-five: Wednesday, April 10, 2013 #runfriends #5DaysToBoston #30DaysToBoston #photochallenge From 2012 New York City Marathon training: Jess, Gia, Meggie, Jocelyn, Ashley
“Running! If there’s any activity happier, more exhilarating, more nourishing to the imagination, I can’t think of what it might be.” Joyce Carol Oates ~ Day Twenty-four: Tuesday, April 9, 2013 #gear #6DaysToBoston #30DaysToBoston #photochallenge For today’s 22-miler.
“If you don’t like something, change it. If you can’t change it, change your attitude.” Maya Angelou ~ Day Twenty-three: Monday, April 8, 2013 #dontlikethis #7DaysToBoston #30DaysToBoston #photochallenge Next up: Taper Madness
“Power and speed be hands and feet.” Ralph Waldo Emerson ~ Day Twenty-one: Saturday, April 6, 2013 #feet #9DaysToBoston #30DaysToBoston #photochallenge Runner’s feet: blistered, half-missing toenail, in dire need of a pedicure. Just how they’re meant to be.
“Between saying and doing, many a pair of shoes is worn out.” Iris Murdoch ~ Day Twenty: Friday, April 5, 2013 #smelly #10DaysToBoston #30DaysToBoston #photochallenge Old Chucks and running shoes: the aroma of thousands of miles. Or, so I imagine.
“I don’t know about you, but every time some joker points me out as I walk through an airport wearing extra-small Dolfin shorts, a tank top and leg warmers, I get a little upset.” Richard Simmons ~ Day Nineteen: Thursday, April 4, 2013 #lovethis #11DaysToBoston #30DaysToBoston #photochallenge Anyone who runs with me knows, I love […]
“I am building a fire, and everyday I train, I add more fuel. At just the right moment, I light the match.” Mia Hamm ~ Day Eighteen: Wednesday, April 3, 2013 #fuel #12DaysToBoston #30DaysToBoston #photochallenge Thank you, Eugene Marathon, for the surprise package! Adding fuel to the fire: #BQorBUST
“For me a day without training is like a day without eating.” Haile Gebrselassie ~ Day Fifteen: Sunday, March 31, 2013 #eattoday #30DaysToBoston #photochallenge Okay, not really. What I ate in actuality wasn’t much healthier, however, even by vegetarian standards.
“Effort only fully releases its reward after a person refuses to quit.” Napoleon Hill ~ Day Fourteen: Saturday, March 30, 2013 #reward #30DaysToBoston #photochallenge My biggest reward is seeing progress. First 20-miler in 2011 for NYC Marathon vs today’s 20.15 miler for Eugene Marathon. Running 1:14 min/mi faster now on my long training runs. #BostonBound
“To keep from decaying, to be a winner, the athlete must accept pain–not only accept it, but look for it, live with it, learn not to fear it.” Dr. George Sheehan ~ Day Eleven: Wednesday, March 27, 2013 #pain #30DaysToBoston #photochallenge Physical and emotional pain: crossing Pensacola Marathon finish line with a stress fractured foot […]
“If you’re not pushing yourself beyond the comfort zone, if you’re not demanding more from yourself – expanding and learning as you go – you’re choosing a numb existence. You’re denying yourself an extraordinary trip.” Dean Karnazes Day Nine: Monday, March 25, 2013 #distance #30DaysToBoston #photochallenge Route of the 22-mile NYC Marathon training run that […]
“Grown-ups never understand anything by themselves, and it is tiresome for children to be always and forever explaining things to them.” Antoine de Saint-Exupéry Day Eight: Sunday, March 24, 2013 #lovedones #30DaysToBoston #photochallenge
“Running long offers a dress rehearsal. Running long teaches the stress of lifting feet 5,000 times per hour. Running long builds confidence.” Hal Higdon Day Seven: Saturday, March 23, 2013 #longrun #30DaysToBoston #photochallenge 13.1 New York Half Marathon as goal marathon pace training run.
“Without deviation from the norm, progress is not possible.” Frank Zappa Day Six: Friday, March 22, 2013 #playlist #30DaysToBoston #photochallenge I don’t really run with music unless I’m stuck on the treadmill. But I do have a playlist called Intervals with Ke$ha & Katy Perry to Phish, Mumford, and Beck. Playlist: All the Right Moves […]
“We are indeed much more than what we eat, but what we eat can nevertheless help us to be much more than what we are.” Adelle Davis Day Five: Thursday, March 21, 2013 #snack #30DaysToBoston #photochallenge Generation UCAN: fuels my workouts, my races, and sometimes my life!