39, Mars, Pennsylvania
|My shirt is my reminder|
I hate running. Did you know that? Ok, ok maybe I don't hate it, but I don't love it. That's just being honest. I'm not one of those people who feels antsy or sad if I can't run for a few days (or even a week). I am a big fan of endorphins, however, and running gives me great endorphins.
I'm getting used to being a middle of the pack runner. If I run a race, 95% of the time I finish right in the dead middle of my age group. Recently, however, I've been creeping more into the top 45%. Still-- middle of the packer.
On my blog I try to talk about things that I think YOU want to hear. Sure sometimes I'm reminiscing for me or sharing something to remember, but I really try to share content I think you're interested in. Sometimes I think things will interest you and they don't or vice versa. Clearly I have a lot to learn.
My endurance is pretty good if I do say so myself. The mental game is not my problem (most of the time) and I believe endurance sports are a LOT mental. I know how to keep myself in a good place and try to never allow myself to go to an ugly place no matter how badly I'm hurting.
I want to earn my readers' respect, because I never want to be a disappointment to anyone. Believe it or not, I often times think about YOU (my readers), during a workout or a race. I pretend you're standing right there watching or cheering me on. I never want to disappointment anyone out there reading by being mediocre or a quitter. I may not be the best athlete, but I still hope you can appreciate my commitment and determination.
I ran very few races in 2013 by my own standards, or so it seems, especially after coming off so many races in 2012.
I learned that I love to race. Whether it's good, bad or ugly. I love the race atmosphere.
I was sad that I wasn't able to race as much as I wanted and plan to make 2014 a BIG year of racing.
When you put yourself out there for the world to read, you open yourself up to judgement. Luckily I haven't become "big enough" to experience all the negative feedback that comes with a blog. For that I am thankful. Thanks for not being mean to me!! haha
I am not close to a lot of good running areas. In fact, if I run from my house I have to run on the streets with no sidewalks and it's particularly hilly (my favorite.. NOT). Often times I'll run out and have George pick me up so I don't have to turn around and run up the really big hills.
One of favorite activities is definitely triathlon. Big things are coming for me (I hope).
When I run by myself, I am able to clear my head. Sometimes I'm so focused on the suck of the run that's all I can think of, but when I'm able to lose myself in my thoughts, now those are the BEST runs.