Then the other is to say "I Do Believe in Ice Cream" as many times as it takes to finish your run run run. Then make sure you get it
Great mantra, Tag!!
Leslie Living and Running Behind the Redwood Curtain -------------
Jan 8 - Clam Beach 8 3/4; Feb 18/19 - Hagg Lake 50k & 25k; Apr ?? - Mendocino 50k; May 7 - Ave of Giants HM; June 3 - Grasshopper Peak 30k (sweep duties); June 16/17 - Wild Rogue Relay; June ?? - Rim to Rim 50 (Chico, CA) OR Jul 8 - Mt. Hood 50 (lottery); Sept 23 & 24 - Mt. Lakes 100 (first 100 - Yikes!!)
Trail Runner Nation
MM#209 / JapanJoyful#803
Got to the Seattle Rock’n’Roll Expo just in time for the Frank-Shorter/Steve Scott panel. .Frank mentioned how many runners mistakenly think they’ve failed if they miss some pre-race target time but that 26.2 miles is an extraordinary success at any pace, to say nothing of being a unique opportunity to learn something about yourself too, not just in running. In fact, sometimes failure can be a pretty good success..When he asked the audience how many of their friends had asked them about their times in their first marathons, nobody raised their hand. Asking how many of those friends were impressed about running 26.2, or walking, they don’t care how or how long, everyone’s hands went up. .I remember almost everything about my first marathon which was 36 years ago this weekend as if was yesterday. You will too.
Regarding my 200th marathon in 8:16:36.6 at age 73 compared to Ed Whitlock’s 2:54:48 at age 73 and my first one at 3:52:15 at age 34, "That was a good day. It was never a struggle, . . . . almost like walking"
Marathon Maniac #957
Well said, Tet!
Looks like mile #12 is still open. I think I can manage that one, too, since Arla and I are sharing 21.
Life is a headlong rush into the unknown. We can hunker down and hope nothing hits us or we can stand tall, lean into the wind and say, "Bring it on, darlin', and don't be stingy with the jalapenos."
I guess the Easy Pacer wants to hang out with Tag and I.
Go Stumpy go!!!!
"Champions are everywhere; all you need is to train them properly..." ~Arthur Lydiard
an amazing likeness
Nice article in today's Sunday paper on Stumpy's marathon.
I've done my best to live the right way. I get up every morning and go to work each day. (for now)
Trails are hard!
Boy, do you guys know how to make someone feel special Back not long ago from the land of no cell phone and wireless so not caught up at all. Except this thread--Thank you so much for all the good vibes.
Yes I did finish!! And I did have a good time. And it was very painful at times. But I chatted with a whole lot of really nice people, ran as much as I could, and walked when necessary. Ended up getting together with another virgin for that last 9 miles and got each other through the end.
a lot of people that know about these things said that it was one of the hilliest courses they'd done. I may agree with them. And for what it matters 5:29:10 and I'm very happy with it!!
A lot more details and a few pictures will follow--just wanted to stop in and say Hi and Thanks again.
Need a fast half for late fall. Then I need to actually train for it.
Hope I'm the first to congratulate you on this thread. You did it! Maybe the Bruins can also do it.
Congratulations, Stumpy! You're a marathoner! That's good...right?
Hooray for Stumpy!
Running is stupid
Queen of 3rd Place
Way to go!!! And, finally! You've been thinking about doing this for a long time, I'm so happy for you that you finally got there and had a good time!