1. Little Ms. Mojo came knocking at my door this morning. She was no where to be found at 3:45 a.m. when my alarm went off. Since it took almost a minute for me to even hear my alarm and shuffle out of bed, I took that as a "sign" that I should sleep in & run this afternoon. Fast forward to 4:40 (20 minutes before I like to get out the door, if I'm going to make a run happen.) I was awoken. Almost as if someone had softly nudged me. It took me a second to lay there before I realized..."do I hear birds chirping?" Thus I was summoned and and out the door in record time to get my run done. It was absolutely AWESOME!
2. I am constantly thinking about my quest to run 100 miles in 24 hours. It's going to happen my friends!!!! Since I plan to run from my house and have even decided to set up camp in my backyard for when I loop back for rest, support, fuel & the likes.....I've decided the name shall be Backyard 100 miler. Still working on other details. I'll be looking to you all for love & support. Both figuratively and literally. Who's with me?!?!?!
3. Initially, I was a little disappointed in the picture that ran in the paper last week for the Charger Challenge 2 & 4 mile Run. I know the photographer, he's really REALLY awesome! I don't blame him at all. The conditions were hazy, he was trying to get that awesome photo finish. When I first saw the picture in the paper and felt that disappointment, I thought perhaps the print on the paper was smugged or off. When I saw the actual picture it looked just the same. After pondering, I realized two things, a) the picture was taken about 10 feet from the actual finish line and 2) that in my mind that race, undoubtedly the hardest I have raced in a loooong time, was epic. Perhaps even of Olympic proportion. At least in my mind it was, which in case you haven't notice, I'm missing a fry or two from my Happy Meal. Yeah, that explains a lot! Anywho....I guess I was thinking I was going to look like Kara Goucher crossing the finish line. But it was just me and the woman that I beat (who certainly gave me a push & run for my money....hats off to her!). A fantastic me though. I won't beat myself up too much. Can you see the look of sheer determination on my face? Can you see my legs of steel? Pretty good foot/landing form if I may say so. I'm rocking the socks & matching arm warmers like no other mother. While the picture may not have been what I was imagining it's awesome none the less. A moment I won't forget : )
Photo credit: Steve Davis for the Register Mail