“The Miracle isn’t that I Finished, The Miracle is that I had the Courage to Start”

Monday, March 21, 2011

Motivation Monday #3

High Five to all you GREEN runners this weekend.

I had a great week last week I was able to run 3 days with a total of 18 miles.  I am still having to run easy because of the heel issue.  I also hopped on the spinning bike 3 days for 60 min each time, I was able to spin out 78 miles total.  I am totally loving the spinning bike.  I also was able to play 45 holes of golf this weekend.  Fun, Fun Weekend!

I have 5 weeks until my first Half Marathon of 2011!   Wow it is sneaking up on me fast.  I will be running the TX/NM Challenge in Hobbs New Mexico.  I know this race will not be a PR, but I am ready to get into race mode.  I just love the competition and being around runners who love to run as much as I do. 

Now on to 

Motivation Monday

I run with my head, my heart and my guts, because physically, I don't think I've got a great deal of talent or ability. I started at the bottom and worked up.
Steve Jones, former marathon world record holder

The long run is what puts the tiger in the cat.

Bill Squires

When in doubt, when in fear, be aggressive. Commit yourself and never look back.


Champions are everywhere; all you need is to train them properly...

Arthur Lydiard

If you set your aim too high and don't fulfill it, then your enthusiasm turns to bitterness. Try for a goal that's reasonable, and then gradually raise it.

Emil Zatopek

Keep your dream in front of you. Never let it go regardless of how farfetched it might seem.

Hal Higdon

Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far they can go.

T.S. Eliot

Life (and running) is not all about time but about our experiences along the way.

Jen Rhines

"Ability is what you are capable of doing. Motivation determines what you do. Attitude determines how well you do it."
Lou Holtz

If your going to run, Run Half Crazy

Any PR'S this weekend?
What was the highlight of your weekend?


Anonymous said...

holy crap you did 3 60min sessions and ended up with 78 miles? Whoa you are FAST!

Anonymous said...

You're so awesome!! Great post!!!!

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Anonymous said...

Great jog finding another way to 'work it' while the heel recovers.

coach dion said...

You ask about any PR, well I did do a little hill session on my 1 mile hill, and for the 2nd climb I PR'ed so maybe I'm starting to get fit...

And with 5 weeks to your race it is time to start training, good luck. We also have a big race in 5 weeks

Anonymous said...

Spinning, and golf! Awesome! Definitely a great way to keep the spirits up while the heel... heals, ha!

I didn't race this weekend, but probably had a food PR. Embarrassing.

chris mcpeake said...

Thats a lot of spinning miles. Hope the heel gets better soon

Chris K said...

You had a killer week. Great job. I liked the T.S. Elliott one the best. I ran in NM last December. I predict this will be a great race for you.