Thursday, February 2, 2012

A Glimpse of Me

I keep a running journal.  It is a very simple one, but it is a source of information and inspiration.  I love to look back at old entries.  Sometimes I learn where I went wrong, more often I find celebrations of good runs, good times, and good legs!  Today I was looking though a journal from 2009 and found an entry that I hardly remember writing.  I am not sure of my mood on that particular day and there was nothing notable about the run on that day, but the entry I wrote then made me smile today.  I am sharing it with you at the risk of revealing my secrets to an unknown audience.  But if it makes you think (that I am a bit goofy) or motivates you in any way, then the risk is worth it!
"The woman in me says run powerfully- let your legs show what you can do. The teacher in my says run smart- learn all you can to become a stronger runner. The mother in me says run because it is your passion – do what you love and do it well. The child in me says run hard and run free- let the wind carry you! I am a woman, a teacher, a mother, a child, and I am a runner! I run faithfully, gracefully, and every day with purpose, determination, and complete joy!!"


  1. That's beautiful! I'm looking forward to following along with your training!

  2. Your last paragraph says it all...we are alot in common I think!

    Thanks for your comment on my blog...I really appreciate it! you body may not bend like mine, however I could NEVER run 50 miles girlfriend!