One of my favorite quotes comes from T.S. Eliot. It reads, “Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go.”Continue reading “Too Far?”
Tag: Pittsburgh Marathon
Always Striving To Be Better!
I don’t know the last time I ever ran ten miles in under ninety minutes, but it was a long time ago.
Guys in their mid-fifties aren’t supposed to be this fast.
As I ran today, I zoomed past lightning. He couldn’t keep up.
It feels great to work diligently toward a goal, any goal, and to achieve it. I didn’t think I’d ever be this fast again.
But here’s the thing about goals… once you get there, there’s always the next one. There is always a new mountain to climb – always something else to strive for.Continue reading “Always Striving To Be Better!”
A Smart Choice
In 2022, I determined to run every single day for a calendar year. I set out on January 1 and I ran each and every day.
I set a lofty goal, and then, through perseverance, determination, tenacity, and will, I accomplished that goal.
I ran 1,700 miles last year, or an average of 4.65 miles each and every day. I am proud that I was able to do that.
I’m now writing a book of this experience which I hope will serve as motivation for other runners and goal-setters. We can all do more than we ever imagined. You just need to set a plan and get out there and do it.
We also can’t let failure get in the way of pressing forward. I had plenty of years when I thought about and/or tried to run each day and didn’t make it. I learned as I failed from each setback.
But last year, I accomplished my goal.
Then, on January 1, 2023, I went out and ran again. I only did three miles in a new running shoe I was trying out (the Saucony Tempus), but it was three miles and the running streak continued…
But then, on January 2, I made a very sound decision. I made a smart choice. Sanity prevailed.
I didn’t run.Continue reading “A Smart Choice”