Monday, October 8, 2007

This Sunday, I ran 20 miles:

20 miles takes me a long time to run, and while I'm running my mind is getting clearer.
These miles removed the litter that used to clutter my mind, the synapses are rebuilding, all cylinders are firing, and things seem simpler. All things are possible; training for this marathon has been the best thing I have ever done. I have (re)learned that I can do anything, if I give it 100% and stay true to the plan.

Running makes me happy.
I am proud of my abilities.
I like to make new runners, I want others the feel the same way I do.
During long runs, think about my past life (fast food, Marlboro’s and body by Budweiser), and I feel I’ve earned the moniker “runner”.
When people find out I ran 20 miles, they can’t believe it, I tell them to reset their cars trip odometer and see what it takes to get to 20.
I just want to run more and more.
I like to push myself both mentally and physically, the results have been awesome.

Run people, just run.

I encourage everyone to train and run long distances; it will change your life.

Ok, enough of the mushy stuff.

So this is week 14, only 4 to go to race day.
Monday off –beer and pasta (got to carbo load)
Tuesday 5 miles
Wednesday 8 miles
Thursday 5 miles
Friday should be off, but I am going to run 5
Saturday 13
Sunday Working, big upgrade to do.

This is a rest week, 35 miles….

Wish me luck.

-Brian

6 comments:

Sarah said...

You rock!!! How does it feel?! You are totally there!

Wes said...

Luv your running 'tude man! That is so cool. It's funny how you have to "do it" to "get it". Everyone else just thinks we are nuts.

Enjoy your recovery week! Don't leave to many wires hanging out on your upgrade :-)

Nicole said...

Great job on the run! 20miles- Awesome!!!

runron said...

The time is near and it looks like you're ready... To me, 20 miles is harder than a marathon. And you passed the test..

I would tell you to enjoy it, but I'd be wasting space on this blog, (OOPS) like this.

I'm alive, just delayed.. see ya on the road, runron.

Big Peach Runner said...

YEAH! Congrats on your 20 mile run! That's awesome. I've done it twice and I know what a huge feeling of accomplishment that is!!

Fighter Jet said...

just stumbled on yur blog....congrats dude for the 20 mile.!
I am myself a runner,though not professional.am really inspired by you.I would like advice from you.Last weekend I run a 10km race.came 12th!I never practise on regular basis,but of late have been planning to do regular work out.

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