Monday, November 2, 2009

finding motivation

finding motivation for my last solid week of training has been easy:

1) one of my best friends, lane mate in college, co-captain with at UCSB and an all around inspiration to me because of her drive and determination. jen is in the fight for her life against stage 3 melanoma. she started her Inferferon treatment today. i have nothing but hope and faith that she will kick cancer's a** through this treatment. i know her strength and drive will allow her to succeed. she is going to have the hardest year of her life ahead starting today but i only see a determined woman shining through one of her darkest days. she is my inspiration. i know i am healthy and capable and that is easy compared to being sick. i know she would give anything to go out for a run so i am running for her. my race next week is dedicated to you Jen. when it gets tough you are my strength, my drive and my inspiration.

2) the nyc marathon. an american takes the win yesterday for the first time since 1982. triathlete desiree ficker placed top 10. facebook was swarmed with pictures of people there watching and participating. i think running 26.2 miles through NYC would be one of the most fun races. i just may enter the lottery... 2010 or 2011... either way it is on the 'to do' list.

3) "he believed putting all of your strength into the final moments of a wholly exhausting run or race was powerful enough to transform you into a new and better person." a quote from an article written by john bingham in this months runners world.

4) my new running nike tech top. bright orange. breathable. light. long sleeve. the perfect top to run a 6:48 timed mile in around mission bay through the fog.

to your health,


X-Country2 said...

Best wishes to your friend.

Charisa said...

Running in the fog rocks!