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Wookiee Chaser’s 10K – Day 2

Star Wars 10K – Darth Vader

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Darth Matsui

3:15am – What on god’s green earth is going off and why so God Damn early! I roll over and look at my phone its blinding bright with a note saying, ‘Get up Sucka you got miles to log!’ I roll over and stare at the ceiling trying to conjure up why I keep doing this to myself and I remember, ‘For the Love Of  Running!’ I get up, and drag my butt to the bathroom and change. I grab my energy drink my ‘NEW YORK’ Bagel and peanut butter cup and head out. I get out to the buses and I see a long line.. and all I could think to myself is crap.. I hope they aren’t sending one bus at a time.. and sure enough that is exactly what they were doing. But, I think someone had to have said something because within 10 mins 2 double busses showed up and we were off…

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Marathon Week and NYC 2016, maybe?!?!

IMG_6887This time last year was the most nerve wrecking week. I was about to embark on the biggest achievement of my life along with many other First Timers as well.. The New York City Marathon, in my eyes,  is the marathon of the year next to Boston. I get totally stoked for both races but nyc….. with what I did last year has now a very special spot in my heart. With that being said, boy do I have some amazing news.

This past week I had had a Dream about Margaret Hagerty! If you don’t remember my run in with her last year at the NYC Marathon, read my post, My NYC Marathon to refresh your memory. In August, my dear friend Margaret passed away due to complications to a stroke, she was 92.  In this dream she told me that she was still running, and that she was happy that I was back running after I had sustained an injury to my knee from the marathon. That she said that I needed to Keep pushing forward and to keep going to just cross that ‘damn’ finish line. I can’t help but laugh when she said that because that was Margaret. She then told me  to make sure that I am reaching out to Sue that we are now bonded for life and she now needs me in her life.  And that’s just what I did… I woke up the next day and proceeded to email Sue. That’s when my heart filled with warmth and my eyes with tears when I received an email in return from Sue.

So with all that being said in short, Looks like I will be Running the TCS NYC Marathon 2016 with Sue in memory of Margaret thanks to Emily and NYRR.  I honestly can’t believe I said yes to another marathon.. What? I know crazy right… But it’s for my dear friend that I met that day November 2nd 2014 that changed my life, forever! And even if I have to crawl, cry, beg, and wine….Ohhh Wine! HA!  I will cross that finish line just as Margaret did that day for her 81st marathon at the young age of 91.

Now to reach out to Girls On The Run and see if they will help out and if there is a way we can do something in Margaret’s name. If anyone of my readers reads this and can help out. Please let me know…. I’d love to run with and for something she believed so much in!

As long as people make me feel welcome and don’t pay attention to how slow I’m going, as long as I feel comfortable and am physically able, I’m going to keep going – Margaret Hagerty

I believe that …

I believe that anyone can conquer fear by doing the things he fears to do, provided he keeps doing them until he gets a record of successful experience behind him.

– Eleanor Roosevelt

Progress……Not Perfection!!!

 

 

My life started over in January 2012.. Has yours? When did it start? or when are you gunna make that change and get off that couch? Ask Yourself, Is my life worth fighting for? There is no gimmicks, there is no easy way out, and there totally will be some tears!!! Let’s make today the start of your new life! Find yourself… Find that PMA ( Positive Mental Attitude )
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Day 1 Week 1 Marathon Training!

Before my run today!

Before my run today!

So HOLY CRAP IT”S HERE!!! It’s really here.  This is where my life get’s serious and all the BS is left behind. I’d be lying if I didnt say that I started to cry last night thinking about where I have come from, what I have accomplished thus far, and where I am about to go.  OMG I AM RUNNING NYC WITH #MYRUNNINGFAMILY!!!! Get Stoked..  But first,  I Thank God for my #SoulSister  Amy ( aka: THE AWESOME MOM ) For making me get off and out of my Couch Monster position and hit the streets running..  Cus man, I was not and have not been feeling it lately since I hurt my foot! But I did it. So up first 4 mile run! I ended up doing 3.34 miles instead because my headphones died out pretty much 1/4 of the way through. and I’m sorry I need to listen to my jams when I run. It gets me 110% out of my head.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Week One – Day 1 Stats Motivational words by the Man himself

4 mile run – 3.34

SW: 208

Time: 49:20

Pace: 14.52

A creative man …

“A creative man is motivated by the desire to achieve, not by the desire to beat others.”

by: Ayn Rand