Okay, I must admit. After I completed the half marathon in Oakland, Ca on March 28th. I fell off-However I have made a personal commitment to daily for a least an hour. On April 21,2010 at 10:30 p.m. I had this overwhelming urge to run, I put on my beat up tennies and hit the road. I finished my run by 12:00 midnight, it felt amazing. It seemed like the whole world was asleep,as I ran in the quitness of the night. I guess it was about 6.5 miles. Today indoor run for an hour 4.0 miles. This is great. It's like falling in love with yourself. Iam greatful to have the health to do this.
Today was a special day. Three years ago I was suffering with a chronic condition and a doctor told me
that I had to face the fact that I would never run again and would probably be in a wheelchair
sometime in the future. One thing on my dreamlist was someday to run home from work(9 miles).
If you think you can or if you think you cant your right. Today was that day.
Also next Friday is special- Lisa Smith Batchen,world renowned ultrarunner,is running 50 miles
in 50 states in 62 days for charity. When I was laid up and suffering from some real dark
nights of the soul I would watch Running on the Sun, a dvd of the Badwater ultramarathon(available
netflix) a lot and dream of running an ultra, or just running again, Lisa is prominent in that
video and in fact has won Badwater outright( take that macho men).She will be in Delaware next Friday
and im going to chase her for a lap or two.here is her video from Good morning America. http://abcnews.go.com/GMA/video/running-nun-sister-mary-beth-lloyd-...
After running 9 miles home from work yesterday I figured I would have dead legs today.Got home
after run yesterday and fired up the ninja for a recovery smoothie:
crushed ice,coconut milk/ovaltine/Jarrow soy essence protein powder,organic mango,organic strawberry,
organic banana,udos oil,honey,dates,and chia seeds.
woke up this morning and surprisingly felt like Tarzan the ape man-Jane was sleeping so i headed out to the trails.
Only 10 minutes to White Clay state park-went to Judge Morris estate and did chestnut hill trail 3.5 miles(8 percent grade)-
twice. First lap did the ultrarunner death march,second lap ran like i just busted out of prison and the hounds were coming.
Did 7 miles in just over an hour- starting to feel strong.
found it interesting- but then it dawned on me that the home this guy lives in is the same home that
my 99 year old uncle resides. Ive left word there and im trying to arrange to run with him.
Running with Lisa smith batchen and the running nun Friday.Cant say that these are junk miles-
Ill keep looking for new opportunities but this week looks like porn for runners.
If you cant do great things just do little things great.
hope your last mile is your best mile.
I ran this morning.Lots of wind but I did it and I am so happy to get back into running.I have given myself til fall to get back in racing shape as I have put on the pounds.In Fla, fall is when all the racing gets going so I will be ready to tow the starting line.
I am going to add strengh training a couple times a week .