“You did it! You ran a marathon!”
This past Sunday I had some fun witnessing a ton of my friends accomplish big things at the Cleveland Marathon…from the other side of the race barriers.
After a very long hiatus from blogging, I’m back (or going to try to be). Not fundraising for anything (just yet) but want to keep adding to the conversation about health, wellness, yoga, running, strength training, peanut butter and the occasional picture of my dog. So here it goes; something short and simple to start me off…
I woke up on September 24 at 4:27 a.m. without an alarm. In roughly 2.5 hours I would be toeing the blue line.
I remember thinking, “Did I remember my running shoes?”
I had some weird race dreams in the days leading up to the marathon including losing my feet on the course, forgetting to run the full and only running the half, and having to run barefoot because my race shoes were in Cleveland.
This weekend I ran my furthest distance to date: 20 Miles.
The longest in this training cycle will be 22, however, getting to this distance has taken me a lot of training – more of the mind than anything.
I saw a quote right after my run that perfectly sums up the inner workings of a runner’s brain:
When I thought about what to write this week, I came up with quite a few topics:
However, during my long run today I got to thinking about the last two on that list.
(It wasn’t as hot out as last week so the first was only slightly out of my mind).
What would’ve been John’s 76th birthday has come and gone.
If you aren’t familiar with Kino or the ashtanga practice, I definitely suggest delving into her video’s and readings to learn more about her and the practice of Ashtanga.
Among so many lessons, one that struck close to home was remaining consistent to one discipline. Many times, we want to take on so many new things. We have this “all or nothing” or “everything, all at once” mentality and it doesn’t have to be so.
Another week of training in the books. It’s heating up in Cleveland (literally and figuratively). Temps are looking to hit the 90s this week and we have the RNC coming to town the week after. Luckily I will get to work from home that week so no crazy traffic to interfere with my runs or time with Oscar.
I mentioned previously that I had some exciting news to share and this week, I get to share with you!
A championship in Cleveland…say what?
That’s right! Last Sunday the Cleveland Cavaliers brought home a championship to our hometown. 52 years in the making.
I grew up hearing of the “mistake on the lake.”
The drive, the fumble, the shot, the move, the decision – all epic Cleveland sports let downs.
Now…The Comeback. The Return!
I certainly will be the first to admit that I didn’t not by any stretch of the imagination have a typical 2 parent upbringing.
Instead, I was lucky enough to be raised by my mother and by my two fathers; Dave and John.
My dad and John were almost nothing alike. Aside from having been blue collar workers, the duo were almost completely opposite. Despite this, the three parents made a dynamic team who all have had an imprint on my personhood.