Wednesday, July 22, 2009

The Countdown!

A lot of people don't realize that about 98 percent of the running I put in is anything but glamorous:
2 percent joyful participation,
98 percent dedication!
It's a tough formula.
Getting out in the forest in the biting cold and the flattening heat,
and putting in kilometer after kilometer.
~Rob de Castella

The countdown is on! One month until The CRIM. Some days I am so excited and can't wait to get out there. Other days I am sick to my stomach at the very thought of running this race again.

This year, I will have my girls on either side. My sister is running this year, which I am so excited about and it's a dream come true! Then my running buddy and my very best friend, who is as crazy as I am, has signed up for the pain another year. I will need my girls to get through the race this year (since I won't have Hollie's husband to tell us to suck it up and keep going).

So, here's to one more month of training. Another month of not so pretty runs, failed runs, runs that make me feel like a winner, runs where I feel like I can go on forever. Here's to the pain! Bring it on!

Everyone in life is looking for a certain rush. Racing is where I get mine.
~John Trautmann

2 things to add:

Hollie said...

At least he didn't tell you to " Shut up and quit your crying!" ;o)

I say this year we go get tattoo's to commemorate our insanity!! What do ya think?

Love You Friend!!

Peaceful Chaoz said...

Good luck to all of you! :0)