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."


  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, 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!

  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.

  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. :)

  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!

  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!

  6. Portland 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" 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.

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

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

    I'm here frm the CHBM Carnival.

  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

  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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