Friday, May 28, 2010


Sometimes I think that I run more for the calmness it brings my mind then my want to be fitter and stronger. At this moment in my life my mind is LOUD. For some reason when I’m out running it quiets and lets me enjoy the fight with the pavement. Running isn’t easy but its soooo helpful. I’m getting excited for our next challenge. We have signed up and made a training plan for the Philadelphia Marathon. It will also be my one year anniversary running. Within my first year of being able to run more than one mile I will have run 2 marathons, 1 ½ marathon, and broad street. I think that a pretty good first year.

My time goal is ambitious for the Philadelphia Marathon but I think it is also doable. I think this marathon will be much easier this time around. It was basically impossible feeling last time so there is only up from here. Yesterday I ran a very slow 7 miles. I’m really into distance but because I haven’t been running much its hard to do distance a good pace because I’m out of shape. Getting in to shape now, please.

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

My Love Letter to Running

Dear Running,

You have been so good to me and I appreciate the pain and the happiness that you have brought me. I am so glad I found you nine months ago. You have changed me and my life. I have decreased the amount of miles a week I have been doing significantly. Now that the Broad Street run is over I can start to focus back on distance. I don’t want to lose my speed but I want to go back to weeks where I will run a minimum of 35miles. I feel good when I run distance. I am excited about running in the summer after Broad Street. It was challenging but it felt good. I am going to use running as a way to find focus this summer as change happens all around me. I feel good and I want to keep feeling good. You help this. I miss you even though I haven’t stopped but I have been running less because of stress in other parts of my life. Running, I’m coming back to ya.
love, lea.