I just have to say it, I think the running community is AWESOME! (Yes, if you’re a runner, that means YOU!) However, I do want to single out a few folks who have been especially inspirational and supportive.
Two thumbs up to Amy and Tom at Runner’s Lounge. Your blog is fun to read and full of useful information. I love how you point out what others have written, and I love your frank conversations about your runs. I’m hooked! Great job breaking the 10 minute mile ceiling, Amy. Tom, even though it can get lonely, keep training for Chicago – you’ll do great! Thanks, too, for all of your encouragement – I’ve needed it!
Hey, Lydia! What an amazing job you’re doing with your marathon training! Keep it up! I’m hoping to meet you at the Rochester Marathon where I know you’ll finish your first full 26.2 with flying colors. You’ll love the portion of the race that takes you along the canal path; it’s my favorite place to run in our city.
This next shout-out is to my bud, JP. Although I don’t think he reads my blog, I’ve got to mention him here as he’s a great friend and a great runner. In fact, he’s one of the finest runners in Rochester. Your speed and dedication are inspirational to me! When are we going to run again??
My last praise is to my greatest source of inspiration, my mom (I KNOW she doesn’t read my blog!). She’s no longer fast, but she’s still out there shuffling her feet for a few miles a couple days each week. I can only pray that I will be doing the same at her age. Thanks to my mom, Breda, I AM A RUNNER!!
Now for the “stuff”. A few of you have been interested to hear about my diagnosis: it’s colitis. I’m not worried though; in fact, I’m encouraged as I’ve purchased the medicine and know what foods I can and cannot eat. Plus, I’m feeling SO much better. How can I not be encouraged?
Finally, today’s 8.2 miler was terrific! Again, I worked my mind as well as my body and loved the journey. My time wasn’t too shabby either, 1:07:56. In the words of JP, “Huzzah!”