Are you on Twitter? I just got into Twitter earlier this year (@RunnerLuis). Wasn't really sure about it but it's grown on me. Like anything else, it can be a time toilet and it can be frustrating but there are some great upsides to it.
For me, I've been able to pick up some awesome running gems on there. If you're on Twitter, you definitely have to follow Hal Higdon, a marathon guru if there ever was one. I have two Hal Higdon books and read his web site constantly. He's a veteran marathoner and knows his stuff inside and out.
* Anyway, he posts a lot of good stuff on there, such as...
* Our goal in life should be to run as easy as a bird in flight.
* In starting to run, what do you focus on first: speed or endurance? Build your base of endurance first, and only then train for speed.
* Part of the joy in running is the realization that improvement can be achieved.
* Pace for a same-effort run might differ day to day or week to week. Weather and fatigue can affect your time. Don’t get hung up on numbers.
I'm telling you, it's awesome. Little nuggets that I snap up.
Ah, but the best nugget I came across wasn't from Hal Higdon. It was from RunningQuotes who passed this along from somewhere else:
* There will be days you don't think you can run a marathon. There will be a lifetime of knowing you have.
Best. Quote. Ever.
Another Day At The Office
Thursday was just another day in the LB house. Just to give you a taste of what life's like around here...
Dropped the girls off at school at 7:40 and came back home to do some work. Finally at about 9 I got my running stuff on and went for a run. Meant to get in about three miles but got five and felt great. Then I changed and got ready to head out to work. Well, I don't go every day but I went out to a soccer practice. And I got my picture taken too. Can you spot me?
|Who's that guy rockin' the awesome plaid brown shorts?|
So after that bit of madness, I stopped at a Del Taco to furiously bang out a story, then had to go to a Starbucks to get a WiFi feed to file it (I just parked outside one and borrowed their WiFi). Made it to my mom's house to get Kennedy, made it home just as Yvie was being dropped off, rested and then went and had soccer practice, the first of the spring season - I'm coaching Yvie's team.
Hectic, I tell you. It's fun and great and enjoyable and rewarding, yeah, but it's hectic! So when I say my schedule changes from week to week, I mean it changes from week to week. Next week I'll go to the "office" on Monday, will be down in San Diego on Wednesday and will hope to squeeze in about 15-20 midweek miles.