Sunday, May 16, 2010


A week ago I was nervous, anxious, wondering if I could run for 60 minutes, something I had never done in all my days. I worried and fussed and felt uncertain. I did my 60 minute run and felt pretty damn impressed with myself.

This weekend was a 70 minute run. I didn't bother fretting about it. In fact I felt rather blase; my longest run ever in my whole entire life was merely a to-do to be done when the weekend hit. I think Deena had something to do with it.

Mysteriously, when I started running I also started receiving daily quotes from Runner's World. I don't remember filling anything out or signing up for this. I took these daily rah rah's as a sign to keep on doing my thing. This week Deena Kaston, a really famous and really fast runner was quoted, saying, "I don't believe in fear. I believe in doing the work."

Oh. So instead of mindless chattering about if I could or if I couldn't do the run, I would do the work by doing the run... Interesting concept.

I left the house early Saturday morning and said to myself during my warm up walk, 'I'm doing the work' and did.

1 comment:

  1. I love your blog - I began running in the Fall of 2009 and haven't stopped since. I think at this point it's safe to say- you ain't no runner-wannabe! You're the REAL THING!!!!

    I just wanted to wish you good luck at the Bluenose. Last year was my first -ever bluenose event and it was AMAZING. The vibe is incredible and such a great place to celebrate all of your hard training! Have a GREAT TIME and enjoy your post-run cold beer ;) It will be well deserved.