I’m the kind of person who gets a thought in their head, and it slowly begins to bug me. It keeps poking me, tickling my brain, worming its way deeper and deeper into my subconscious – until I begin dreaming about it. Once that happens…..I’m a goner. Once an awake , day-time thought starts to show up in my dreams — it’s something that it just going to have to happen……To Become Real. This is what has been going on this week with the idea of running the Walt Disney World Marathon in January 2013. Read the rest of this entry
A soon as the race was over……my desire to run quickly faded away for a while. I was (and still am) flying high from the experience. I LOVE how the good feelings are still surrounding me. When I called my Mom in Florida and was talking to her about the race…..I jokingly said “It’s kinda like childbirth. You’re glad you did it….but ya kinda don’t want to do it again for a while.” LOL Read the rest of this entry
So here’s a secret I’ve told very few people — back on February 16th 2012, in the midst of my Half Marathon Training for the Unite Half, I threw my name into the Lottery for the 2012 ING NYC Marathon, all 26.2 miles of it!! They drew the names this past Wednesday. WHAT WAS I THINKING! Well, I’ll tell ya……..
The days immediately following the race have been incredibly rewarding. People from the four corners of my life have come out to celebrate with me, and I’m flattered by the interest. LOL, I’m not used to this kind of attention. Get used to it girl! This is your New Life you are Living!!
Why is there always a hill to climb at the end of a Race? Somehow it’s God’s little irony. As if I hadn’t done enough running 12 miles? Ya gotta put a hill for me to climb to get to the Finish Line? Well, Ok — if that’s how it’s gotta go — then let’s get busy climbing this d@mn hill. Read the rest of this entry
The run starts off slowly (well, in the back anyway….LOL), because it takes quite some time for all the runners to make it over the Starting Line. The official clock read 3 minutes+ by the time I stepped over that magic purple line, and hit the start button on my Garmin watch. I laughed to myself, because I knew (already), 3 seconds into this thing…that 3 minutes wasn’t going to mean a thing. Not a darn thing! I had 2 hours and 40-ish minutes ahead of me. “Take care of yourself Diane. Enjoy it!.” That’s what I was saying to myself as I stepped over that line. Read the rest of this entry
After kissing Peter good-bye and walking into the runners corral — it became about finding my place in the Starting Line-up. CGI Racing Group was the organizer for the Unite Half Marathon, and again — this was very well-organized. Inside the corral, they had pace runners for every minute-mile category, with red balloons tied to their yellow vests, marked with the minute mile target. Read the rest of this entry
Forgive the delay in this post — I should have posted quick results yesterday, but it was a busy day, an amazing day, an overwhelming day in many respects. I’ll explain….. Read the rest of this entry
It’s Sunday. I can always run on Sunday.
Ciao for now friends……..Diane
I literally BoUncEd out of bed today, like a rubber ball. 7am get-up + Saturday = 8am Weight Watchers Meeting. I chose not to ride the bike to the meeting today. This close to the Race, and with so much invested — I didn’t want to risk any sort of injury on the bike – not today. That would be the worst thing. So I got up, took my time making coffee and packing my banana to go, and drove the short distance to the WW center. Gosh, what a gorgeous morning it was today. I enjoyed every minute of it, with the sun-roof open, and the morning light on my face. My mood was holding out, I feel A.w.e.s.o.m.e! Read the rest of this entry