Saturday, December 6, 2008

A training Day in the Headlands



"By entering here, you agree to give 100% of what you have. There are
no second chances. Every day, every moment is an opportunity to excel,
to be more, to be your best. Do not squander your time by going
through the motions. Train hard and get results. At the end of the
day, look in the mirror and ask yourself if you gave it your all. If
you do not have this type of commitment, do not waste your time or
ours."
This was written on the door of a gym. Wow. It makes you think.....


The above photo is Suz and I running in the Marin Headlands. A cool, crisp, windy day on the trails. A long, slow run (time on our feet), all in all a great day to be on the mountain. This photo was taken a few days after Suzanna won the Quad Dipsea. It's always a pleasure to run with Suz when she is tired. LOL

I got my La Sportiva Fireblades in the mail yesterday. They fit great and I can't wait to try them. I hope they will be one of the shoes I bring to wear in The Coastal Challenge in January. I also got a new jacket from Matt. I finally have a very warm jacket that is so lightweight that you hardly know it is on. It is the Mountain Hardwear hooded compressor jacket. It is toasty warm and the color is a beautiful blue. Can you tell that I like it?

My training is going well. I am running strong and feeling good. My gym workouts have been a great addition to my running. I love the way my muscles feel and I love the feeling of being "powerful". I certainly don't "look" powerful, but I feel it anyway. Have a nice weekend, my friends.

3 comments:

Em said...

Happiness is not a station you arrive at, but a manner of traveling.
- Margaret B. Runbeck
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I enjoy reading your blogs women! I am glad to hear that your jacket is cozy, and you look good in my color (pink)....ha!

KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK!

Victoria said...

I am SOOOOOOO excited for your Coastal Challenge. I had almost forgotten it was coming up, but now it's what, just a month away???

elizabeth said...

Hi. What is the fit like for the Mountain Hardwear hooded compressor jacket? I am 5'11" with really long arms and was wondering if the arms run long at all? I have a Mountain Hardwear Anorak that I wear running all the time, but its a men's large. I normally get a men's med in jackets.

Thanks!

Thanks for reccomending the Ultimate Direction Pack, I use it a lot winter running for all my extra layers and snacks. Its really comfortable. I don't find the straps as comfortable in the summer when I only have one tshirt on, but winter its great!