...be a leader ~ 17 months ago
...2 year anniversary at 43Things…Wow, can’t believe it’s been 2 years already…time flies when you’re having fun… 17 months ago
How I did it: The first thing was I decided to do it. After running a half marathon last year, I decided to do a FULL. Boy, was I in for a surprise.
I followed a 16-week training schedule (thanks to marathon rookies) and stuck with it day-in and day-out.
I have to admit, I missed a handful of training runs, but I did just fine.
At about week 13 or so, I was worn and felt like giving up. Training, just like the race, is as much mental as it is physical. I held together.
Trust me, if you train hard, the race will be easiER. Note, I didn't say easy, just easiER.
Oh, make sure you register for a race in advanced and study the course so you'll know what to expect.
But most importantly, you need to know WHY you're running a marathon and you should ALWAYS enjoy the journey and NOT fixated on getting the goal. Read how I did it… 18 months ago
May you have the best birthday ever!!! How neat that you both have the same birthday… 18 months ago
...is boundless. 18 months ago
...I’ve worked so hard for 6 months. It’s now time to make this dream a reality. I see it. I can already envision myself crossing the finish line. I’ll finish strong and I know my training will pay off. I’m so pumped. Can’t wait to be around all the positive energy. Cheers to all~ 18 months ago
...tapering off on my training. Unfortunately, my chronic pain resurfaced on my left foot. Not excuciating pain, but enough to bother me a bit…I think that I should take no chance and better slow down in the coming weeks. But I’m very excited!!!
Cheers ~ 18 months ago
If you train hard, you will win easy. 19 months ago
...unfortunately, I took a minute too long. I clocked in at 1:01:15. Last year, my time was 1:10. The upside is I did better this year, the downside is I failed to meet my goal.
BUT, I did have a lot of fun. People were in good spirit all around. And it was just one big party. No doubt, I’ll do this again next year and I’ll give it another shot.
Next stop, speedwork…
Cheers ~ 19 months ago
...is everywhere if you know where to look. 19 months ago
...and I’m starting my streak. Last year, I did 1:10. This year, I hope to get it under an hour. This year is my best shoot since I’ve been training for a marathon. So, this is it! Wish me luck!
Picture and medal from last year… 19 months ago
Wishing you lots of joy, good health, and prosperity in the coming year. Enjoy your special day and do something special and memorable! One that you’ll look back and say “wow, I did that?!”.
Cheers~ 19 months ago
...I like in a way because the day goes by so fast. But it’s tiring at the same time. The last couple nights, I passed out as soon as I got on the bed. Man, time really flies. We’re in May already. Gotta remind myself to slow down sometimes and smell the roses…
Cheers ~ 19 months ago
Gosh, I love spring!!! 20 months ago
CRAZY!!! 20 months ago