“A person should set his goals as early as he can and devote all his energy and talent to getting there. With enough effort, he may achieve it. Or he may find something that is even more rewarding. But in the end, no matter what the outcome, he will know he has been alive.” - Walt Disney

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Today's the Day!

Yup, today's the day I've been anxiously awaiting for months.  It's Spirit of the Marathon II release day!

I really loved the original Spirit of the Marathon (if you haven't seen it yet, or just want to watch it again because it's awesome, watch it free on HULU here), so when they announced the sequel I was almost beside myself!

A group of running friends and I are meeting up to see the one-night-only showing tonight.  YAY!  To find details for a showing near you, check here

Q4U: Are you planning on going to see Spirit of the Marathon II tonight?  Are you going alone or with friends and/or family?

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Excuses...and Planning!

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Wow.  Life has been crazy lately!  Sorry about the lack of posts - too much to do!  Also, there's a distinct lack of wanting to do anything at all when I do find myself with an odd moment of free time...oops.  Work is busy, group training's in full swing, and I'm in the middle of a big project for a friend's wedding gift.  As a result, my house looks like I've had squatters living in it for weeks (no joke - it's embarrassing - no one's allowed over to visit right now).

But, it's an exciting time!  Looking past my mile-long "to-do" list and fuller-than-usual calendar, there's a light at the end of this tunnel!  Rock'n'Roll Seattle is fewer than two weeks away at this point.  Woot!

Saturday was my last long run for this race, so now I'm in full taper mode.  My co-PGL (pace group leader) has been awesomely accommodating by helping me get in some extra mileage the last few weeks, so I've been able to stay on track with my long runs.  Even though I only got up to 10 miles this time around, I had a very strong progression up, so I'm feeling good about my training overall (especially since this one's a "go and have fun" race as opposed to a "goal" race).

Adding to the chaos, BFF and I are in full planning mode for the trip, too.  Emails, texts, and FB messages are flying fast and furiously between cities!  We have quite a few running friends from around the country converging on Seattle with us, as well as an old college friend who lives there that we're meeting up with, so planning's a bit wonky, but it's going to be a great weekend!

So I'm offering all of this up as an excuse for why I'll probably still be skimping on posts for the next few weeks...except the "Thoughtful Thursday" posts - those will continue - I hope y'all are enjoying them as much as I am!  

Good news, however - I can report that although posting on the blog has suffered the past few weeks, I've not let myself drop my weekday runs like I typically have in the past when life got crazy, so I'm super proud of that - and I know it's one of the big reasons why my weekend long runs have been going so well.  So yay for that!

Q4U:  When life gets crazy busy, what do you let drop?  Are runs sometimes one of those things, or is running a "must-do" for you?