>Look What I Can Do!>First goal accomplished!
I stayed up until about 3am smoking as many cigs as I could because I've sort of decided to quit smoking tomorrow.
When it’s all said and done, will you have said more than you’ve done?
Dude. The first mile is the best one of all. Don't forget that all the people running marathons and 10Ks, at some point, had to conquer that first mile too.
E.J.Greater Lowell Road RunnersCry havoc and let slip the dawgs of war!May the road rise to meet you, may the wind be always at your back, may the sun shine warm upon your SPF30, may the rains fall soft upon your sweat-wicking hat, and until you hit the finish line may The Flying Spaghetti Monster hold you in the hollow of His Noodly Appendage.
Champions are made when no one is watching
Cirque du Sore Legs 2019
"Don't feel like running today...suck it up and run ...you're an athlete." (John Stanton, founder & owner of The Running Room)
Three half marathons later, I got a number. Half Fanatic #9292. :)
As usual, Bonkin is spot on.
Tomorrow I will run the John Carson Road Race, a two miler that is run in Chelmsford MA every 4th of July. I run it every year now, and it reminds me that I've (literally) come a long way since it was my first official race. I just set a personal record for highest monthly miles at 167 in June, but the first time I ran on the 4th I honestly didn't know if I would be able to finish.
I really wish I had RunningAHEAD when I was beginning to walk/run, I could have avoided a number of false starts and injuries. My running probably would have progressed much more quickly, you've found a great resource.
The journey of a thousand miles starts with a single step, congrats on taking it and keep up the good work.
Run until the trail runs out.
The pain that hurts the worse is the imagined pain. One of the most difficult arts of racing is learning to ignore the imagined pain and just live with the present pain (which is always bearable.) - Jeff
Slow down to a pace you walk or has close as possible. Go for distance and not speed.
De-slacking in progress
started running @ age 48 [lost 70#+, quit a 30 year pack/day habit>> ran HM] Ran a few years then quit. Gained 70#+ back and smoking like before. Time to get healthy again @ 52 years over with the C25K program and beyond again. RE-start date 1-13-14
I started in June. It was exhausting and not fun at all,