September 14, 2010

A man can fail many times, but he isn’t a failure until he begins to blame somebody else.

-Steve Prefontaine, American middle and long-distance runner

The Chicago half marathon has come and gone and I am still alive and smiling!  I didn’t fail in my endeavor to want to try to run the half, I am in great shape, smaller than I have been in years and healthier than I have felt since my twenties  but my foot just wasn’t ready for extreme training.  I didn’t fail, I will now train all year round and not cram my training as though I have a midterm exam.

Sitting still in the last several weeks hasn’t been easy and everyone says ” you know you can take a day off, right?”  I know I need to and that I can, but what people forget is that for 20 years I never experienced fitness…I get excited to move these legs everyday and I will lace up and run again but today the bike was just fine!


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