Sunday, October 26, 2008

What's Left

I had high hopes that I’d be well into my training for the ING Miami Marathon at this point. But I looked at my checkbook and what’s left isn’t enough for the entry fee … let alone the flight and a hotel.

After stretching, strengthening, foam rolling, icing and resting what’s left in my left knee is soreness.

Weeks into an effort to pull my athletic self together I found my fast on the back half of a 10 miler. I also found that my Achilles’ Heel is actually my left achilles tendon.

I’m not sure what’s left but I’ll try to make it right.

Today, you have 100% of your life left.
-Tom Landry

Friday, October 17, 2008

5 Great Years...

...and still running strong!

"He whom Love touches not walks in darkness."

Saturday, October 11, 2008

New Header

Quite clearly I have updated the header image of my blog. The image is of the Triboro Bridge in New York City at sunset and was taken with my Blackberry.

The bridge also happens to be in my backyard.
Almost every run passes under it and some over it.

"Those who can, build. Those who can't, criticize.''
-Robert Moses

Wednesday, October 08, 2008

Animal Inside

That little voice has been calling out to me during workouts lately. That base, instinctual urge that drives athletes forward to the next challenge.

Visceral. Primal. Unrelenting. And impossible to ignore... That voices dares and taunts me:

"go further... go faster... go... now!"

What choice do I have?

"Be a good animal, true to your animal instincts."
D. H. Lawrence