Monday, November 30, 2009

Music Monday

I have returned! I can walk and despite the case of black toe and minor or major (depends on your perspective) flooding I am back on schedule and so is Music Monday.. the 90's have proven a little challenging at the moment:

Monday, November 23, 2009

One Marathon Done...

Many more to come. Now you may think I'm crazy and I'm alright with that. I know that my run yesterday wasn't my fastest, but oddly it's one I think I'm the most proud of - I ran the race like I know I should run my life, how other's have shown me how to run my life. You pick up the person in pain and you stay with them. I met M about mile 20 when with tears rolling down her face a spectator who may or may not have known her told her she couldn't quit, I asked if she wanted help she said no, but being persistent, I hung in there walked when she walked, ran when she ran, we talked and she finished. It was no act of my strength, no carrying, not a whole lot of laughter, just the knowledge that sometimes it isn't about the time, it's about how you cross...

More to come

Monday, November 16, 2009

Music Monday

So I am aware that this isn't really 90's music but really folks, my brain is shot, I would run but my compression tights have destroyed the back of my legs, I'm tired, I'm stressed and I'm in need of a personal assistant. Hugs please.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

The Fear

I might break any moment - I wish I could run forever, run all this stress out of my body, and at the same time find some peace, rest and health. I have a sore throat. I have an ever growing list of things that need to be done and bought and an ever shortening supply of both time and money.

I have yet to complete a legitimate LONG run - it has not been without trying. I have been hit with hives post Tamiflu intake, last week N and I got rained out. Now I would like to clarify we were running during a rain and wind warning in a city where those things while normal and really an every day occurrence - is still nothing to be scoffed at. N and I managed about 2 miles before voting that hypothermia was something that neither of us felt was necessary to strive for. I know that I can do a solid easy 5-6 miles, seen lots of hills, I've completed two half marathons, the second with no rests - my folly/my belief is at the moment out of in part pure necessity is this - I can do this, however it goes down I will see that wall, I will hit that wall and I will by the grace of God find a way around it...or through it. I will finish that damn race...

If you think of me November 22 - could you say a prayer for me - my legs, my weakness, my fear and reality that life is really just one foot in front of the other.

Monday, November 9, 2009

Music Monday

Maybe the 90's gave us some questionable music from which I'm going to be picking songs... but of course I couldn't forget these guys as much as some of us would love to forget all the nights we sang to our BSB posters. For the record mine was at the back of my closet...

Friday, November 6, 2009

Stress and Stress Relief

I am finding Runner's World is becoming the place for peace for me - check out these videos. The one on packing I found funny - he suggests to pack more than I would consider, in time maybe I will become that neurotic - or to be honest, I don't own enough to pack that much....

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Website Wednesday

I received my tights from RoadRunner's this week and I have to say I don't know how I went this long without discovering the wonders of the compression tight. So now that I have discovered this, you all must know, they are amazing, absolutely amazing. If you don't believe me, buy the NB Compression tight to dip your toes into the world of compression running gear, and then work up to the over $100 a pair forms... Links below, it is Website Wednesday:

Monday, November 2, 2009

Music Monday

Time to delve into the wonderful world of the 90's for Music Monday, note that this crazy soul is going to run the Philadelphia Marathon without an IPod, I know, I'm hard core that way.