Monthly Archives: January 2008

Welcoming myself to the 21st century

I have finally, in 2008, discovered the fun in podcasts. I know, I know, I’m only about 5 years behind, but I never really got into the podcast thing before. I wanted my iPod for music and nothing else. Audiobooks … Continue reading

Posted in Guilty pleasures | Leave a comment

The “big” picture

This marathon was a spiritual event for me. I certainly could not have completed this of my own power, and without God, could not have done what I did. I had been murmuring prayers about this marathon for months leading … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Top Race Shirts

8) “Race Official — Do Not Pass” 7) “DLF > DNF >> DNS”  (Dead Last Finish is Greater than Did Not Finish which Greatly Trumps Did Not Start) 6) “Who moved the finish line?” 5) “Pray for my brother … Continue reading

Posted in Running | Leave a comment

Top 10 Marathon Moments

10)  Realizing that all those crazy things that I told myself along the route were helping - promises for shoe shopping, chanting a mantra from a friend, cheers from coworkers, etc. 9) Drawing on my little brothers with Sharpies … Continue reading

Posted in Running | Leave a comment

Runners are a different breed…

Runners are incredible people – I say that from an outside perspective and not about myself. Sure, there’s something a little crazy (or a lot crazy) about someone who would go out and run 26.2 miles just for a medal … Continue reading

Posted in Guilty pleasures, Running | Leave a comment

Marathon spectators & volunteers deserve a medal, too

To fully appreciate what I’m about to delve into, you need to know that the Walt Disney World Marathon started at 6 am. Runners had to be there by 4 am. I’m guessing that means that volunteers had to be … Continue reading

Posted in Running | Leave a comment

Marathon FINISHER – man, that sounds good.

The marathon is over – hooray!! While I had severe knee problems and came in much slower than anticipated, I finished the marathon. I didn’t really expect to have anywhere near the problems that I did, and would have been … Continue reading

Posted in Running | Leave a comment

Disney Is On Sunday

We’ll be flying out to Orlando tomorrow morning to get ready for the marathon. It’s been a long road of training and knee pain, but I’m looking forward to it if for nothing else but to get it over with. … Continue reading

Posted in Running | 1 Comment

Marathon is upon us…

The countdown has made it to just one day and a few hours… I can’t decide if I’m terrified or excited. I’m ready to run the race just to be done with it at this point – it will be … Continue reading

Posted in Running | 1 Comment

Falling apart at 25…

So, I’ve had a really tough time with turning a quarter of a century old this year. I keep noticing things that I never would have thought twice about before… like wrinkles under my eyes that never used to be … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment