Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Tuesday's Inspiration

Do you ever read a blog post and think. How do they do it? How do they move past the limits that we impose on ourselves and push through.  That is exactly how I felt today when reading See Mom Run Far, if you don't read her blog you should. If you read one post today it should be this one.  She put into words what I have been feeling for a long time but didn't know how to put into words. I was inspired today, I was inspired to put it all behind me. Today is a new day and a new page to reach my goals. My goals are just that my goals. I have two running goals for the last few months of this year:
  • Get a PR on a 10K (so I have only ran 2 10Ks, but I have 2 more left and I plan to make one of those my fastest 10K for the year.)
  • Get a Sub-3 Half. My first half was  3:04:20 - I know that might not sound like much to others, but I was in for a one-two punch from bloggers today and when reading a blog post from Kerri T.   it was like...d'oh Jen, get with it! She wrote:  Speed is Relative. Compare your new fast times only to your past times. All you runners out there getting your Sub-2 goals! You just go on with your bad ass self and I will do the same. 
I must look at each goal and attack them. Look at my plans and adjust them so that I can reach my goals. I know that there will be failure along the way, but failure is a sign that I am trying. If I don't try I won't fail. If I stay strong I will reach them and achieve success.  So to Kerri T. and to Erin - thank you for reminding me that goals can be achieved.

Day 6 - Photo Challenge - Something from a low angle. My trusty visor. I should really invest in more the one.


  1. Aw! Great post. I love it and not just you gave me a shout out! (Thank you, btw.)

  2. Compare your new fast times only to your past times... I need to remind myself of this all. the. time.
    Love this post!

  3. I need to remember not to compare myself to other runners. I'm great at dishing out that advice, but not as good about taking it.

  4. I needed this post! I am slow! But I enjoy it...when I start comparing myself to others is when I stop having fun with running.