Sunday, December 31, 2017

Looking Toward 2018......... I reflect on 2017.  
Tomorrow is Monday, the first of the New Year.   It brings a new page, of a new chapter of a new book.   Having built on the previous chapters, I am excited about the adventure coming my way.  
I am afterall pursuing a #BQat50.  Thr good news is:  I can run a slower marathon, needing a 4:09 to qualify.   9-minute miles.  Yes, I have it calculated.   And I am running the Jack and Jill Downhill Marathon on 28July. 
And the training resumes tomorrow.   I have chosen a program through an APP, that will keep me on course, but can deviate from.  Game plan:  Hot Chocolate 15K 28Jan, RodeoRun 10K 22Feb, and a half-mary in May to serve as a check up.  
Regardless of the end result, this will be a wonderful adventure.  I look forward to sharing it with you!  
Keep in mind, I firmly believe that, Respect is Earned when Noone is Looking!  
This means I will share what I am gaining from this process, not necessarily the process itself. (Which can be a challenge in the social media trap). It is my hope you will enjoy amd learn from this, to commence your own journey.  
Will you join me? 

Sunday, December 17, 2017

Santa Hustle

This morning 3000 or more Santas descended on Galveston for the Santa Hustle.   There was a sea of Santas running and walking through the streets.  
And I was one of them!  
This morning, I fell in love with running all over again.   After some serious stuff and struggles and a week of fighting a cold, I was out there participating in the 5K.  I walked a little, ran a little, walked a little more and remembered why I love running.   Amd remembered that not every run has to be so serious!   As I embarking on the pursuit of a BQ at 50, my training is taking a serious turn.  But today, it was fun!   Singing and laughing and enjoying the JOY of the SEASON!  
Tomorrow, the serious-side resumes.  BUT today reminded me that we need silly run days.  It keeps training and competing real.  

Monday, December 11, 2017

And so it begins.......

  As I am embarking on an adventure preparing for the Jack and Jill Downhill Marathon, I am reminded that in order to move forward I need to look forward.  Clinging to those things that have brought me to this point, will only keep me at this point.   I have learned from the experiences and carry that with me as I step forward and challenge myself.     What challenge are you planning to tackle?   What is holding you back?  Will you run with me?