Monday, March 12, 2007

Land of the Gods

Check out this motivational movie - I actually had a few moments when I had that tingly feeling just before tears begin to fall from ones eyes. Very cool.
Land of the Gods.

**edited 14 Mar 07 to add:
I love running. I originally started running shortly after my son was born in an effort to lose the baby fat. In the midst of a 10K that I hardly trained for, I started to question myself. I realized that I could do better. I could go farther. So I did a little research and set a goal for myself. To run a marathon.

I love a challenge. To me, running a marathon was the ultimate challenge. Besides, I had given birth twice and I reasoned, that it couldn't be more difficult than my first delivery (30+ hours of labor, 4 hours of pushing alone). So, I created a training plan with the help of my 'friend',Furman and off I went. A year later (there were a few setbacks along the way, injuries, etc.) I crossed the finish line at the Portland Marathon.

What an amazing feeling! I felt as proud then as I did the day my two sweeties were born.

From a recent Asics print ad: "I run because it gives me more than I give it. No matter how much energy I burn, it gives me back even more energy. I don't know how it works. I don't want to waste any energy questioning it."

11 comments:

  1. You have an excellent blog site! I'm very technically challenged, but learning as I go. Thanks for visiting my site. I'm going to add your link to mine if that's okay. I like your "Runner's World cover." That is very cool. Where'd you get that done? I recognized the photo from runningskirts.com, Skirts In Action page.
    You've got a great race schedule for '07! It's time for me to get signed up for more races too. Definitely after Boston.
    P.S. Has anyone ever told you that you look like a blond version of the actress, Stockard Channing? At least you do in your blog profile pic. :) Take care!

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  2. Thanks for the tip. I love inspirational movies. Is it a documentary?

    An excellent inspirational sports documentary is Hoop Dreams. It's about basketball, not running.

    If you want to see an excellent inspirational running movie (fictional...or is it? hehe), I recommend Saint Ralph.

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  3. Thank you! Thank you!

    I created the Runner's World cover myself. I'd be happy to create more if anyone would like one of their own. :)

    Stockard Channing? That's cool. No one has said I resembled anyone famous since I was a child... when I heard on a few occasions that I looked like a blonde Liza Minneli ?! Go figure. :)

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  4. I love movies, so I'll be sure to check that one out one of these days.

    Sounds like I need to be running!

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  5. my husband is a runner...and now is training for a half-tri. He ran Boston a couple of times in the past.

    I admire your spirit--somehow, I've never been able to get motivated to run!

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  6. Portland marathon..as in Portland, OREGON? I live in Oregon, too.
    I have a girlfriend who decided she wanted to run a marathon and did the same thing; worked out her own training plan and started slow. 2k, 5k, 10k...then she went to run a marathon in Cincinnati, OH called the "Flying Pig Marathon"...as in "I'll run a marathon when pigs fly"! TOO FUnny. SHe brought me back a snow globe with a pig in it. :D
    Congratulations! Awesome! Very proud of you!!
    Here from CHBM carnival.

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  7. Hi. I got your link from CHBM. :-)

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  8. Hi! what a great blog! Wish mine was sleek like yours.

    I'm here frm the CHBM Carnival.

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  9. Thanks for the movie tip, Makita. I hope I don't lose track of it as it would be great to own it when it comes out on DVD. Also, there is another wonderful motivational movie about a South Ameriacn woman who trained for the ultramarathon there. Although I saw it, I don't remember the name. If anyone remembers it, it's a worthwhile movie to watch (especially as a woman). Kong

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  10. "The Long Run" is the name of the movie based on the Comrades Marathon (54 miles). The movie follows the training and finally competing in this race by Christine. Kong

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