Monday, December 24, 2007

Share Your Motivation

NOTE:I apologize for the duplicate post, but I want to reach as many as possible
My sister Patty is my best friend. I remember as a kid, fighting with her like cats and dogs. My mother used to say we would always have each other. She was so right!

Patty has become intrigued by this running, run /walk, treadmill thing. She thought she might feel a little better if she had a daily exercise routine. A challenge she faces living in the north is that it's dark in the morning and dark before she leaves work. She got a mack treadmill and has been using it regularly for a few weeks.

I teed up the possibility of having her join me for the Women Run the World 15k in May. I have sent her a Couch to 5k program and a 15k training program. I think she can do it and she wants to do it. Yay!

I want to put together a goodie basket for her with some essentials, such as good socks, body glide, sport beans, and a book with motivation. Motivation from my friends.

This is where I need your help. Please leave me a comment or email me with some motivation to share with my sister. My goal is to get 365 pieces of advice (tell your friends) to put in a spiral-bound book. I will share the final result with every contributor.

Please include funny, serious, silly, scientific or whatever you like.

I want to show my sister as much support as I can. And I want her to see that everyone of us is behind her and are rooting for her!


jkrunning said...

Here's a few I like:

"he said i run like a girl... i told him to run a little faster and he could too."

"...I am inspired to become more humble. For there are always runners in front of me on race day. Those who are better, faster and stronger than I, but there are also people behind me who are even stronger."

“The Beginning is Always Today…”

I wish I could tell you who wrote them, but I have just jotted them down over the years.

As for advice, hmmmm. How about, don't stand in line for the porta potty's at the beginning of a big race, there are always some (a lot less crowded) a couple of miles into it.

kilroy occupied these coordinates said...

I have always said that I admire the slow runners & back-of-the-pack runers. I generally assume the fast & elites will finish, and many make it look easy, but for the back of the pack it is not a given but it is the goal. Runners Rock!