Thursday, August 25, 2011

Ramblings from Gloria's brain.....

Holy Cow... Its Thursday morning and 2 days from now I will be running in my first 50k. Oh gosh..What I am most afraid of and if you were my friend you would also be afraid of this for me..Gloria getting lost..I hope I don't get lost..Remember when I ran the Rock and Roll here in the streets of San Diego and got a little lost..I hope that does not happen this weekend..I do hate getting lost.
 I have lots of running plans for next year..Well, because I will be 40 in May I figure I should really try next year to qualify for Boston. I am not a fast runner so this is a challenge for me, but I love a challenge..I think some people run with there feet and I think I run with my heart.So when I should be thinking about going fast I am dreaming about beautiful things. So next year I have a couple of good marathons lined up..The next marathon I run will be my tenth one...kinda crazy ..
The first one I ran I actually royally sucked at...6 hours..whats that maybe that does not count.
I finished with this man that was in his 60s and this was his 20th marathon in 3 months..and I finished with him...I have gotten much better and I have grown as a runner.. My form and breathing are better and its just much easier for me to run. Its the best thing for me . Thanks to running I have also developed a really great relationship with my dad..all and all its a good thing... Hope you having a great Thursday...

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Ramblings from Gloria's brain.....

I know its not September but I could not wait any longer to record how I was feeling about next Saturday, I have my first and hopefully not my only 50k. I am worried that I wont be able to finish in a decent time. I am worried it will get to hot and I wont be able to finish at all. I know I have trained but the last month has felt weird. I don't feel very strong, I feel tired. I talk to my dad about it and he says maybe I over trained and i already hit my peak and now I am just tired. I am not sure what that means but hey it sounds good. Running seems so much like life to me. Ups and downs. One after the other. My dad and I were talking today after his race and he said he wished he would of done better and I said hey you went out did your best and that's good enough right? He said yes...Now that should be enough for me. Right..
What running consistently teaches me is that I can do it.
and be OK
What life consistently teaches me is I can do it.
and be OK.
I don't think that I am going to go out there and kill it Saturday. 
I know that I am going to experience something that for some reason changes me..every time
Running has become a beautiful thing for me. Its just me and road and God. 
Its were I go to leave all my fears and get clarity.
My dad often says after a long run that he feels like someone took a q tip and cleaned out all the worries from his brain.. I love that.. 
So for the next week I will probably come here to say how I am feeling about Aug 27th..
My first 50k.
That inside of me feel like a really big deal. The best part of it is my dad and i talking about it and getting ready for it..He is driving me up and as he says I am your coach princess..How cool I have coach. I hope you had a great summer. It felt short to me..
I'll be back soon ..

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Dear Friends,
I am going to take a blogging break..
I will be back next month..
Have a wonderful month of August..