Tuesday, May 17, 2011


I'm running the Scenic Trail Marathon this Saturday in Chattanooga TN. I am meeting up with my friend Coy, (First in Philly) who is running the half. I am excited to see her and to run with her. We haven't run together since Sept. She has been thrown several curve balls as far as injuries, so she is more then ready to attack the trail and get some miles in.

Found this pic today. Love it.

Have you seen my motivation anywhere? I seemed to have lost my drive for running the last 2 weeks. I would really like to get it back. I think with my morning schedule being has been turned upside down since my 5 year old has been out of school. I use to hit the road/YMCA after the girls went to school, now I have to either wake at the butt crack of dawn, which I hate. Or I have to drop the little munchkin off at the YMCA at the child watch, so that I can run, or hit some weights. The temps are creeping up and so my decision is being made for me by mother nature. On the mornings I can actually drag my butt out of bed, I love it. I love running as the sun comes up, and being showered and ready by 8am.

Determined, that's what I am. I am going to be good about hitting the road in the early AM hours. What are you determined to accomplish this summer?


Coy Martinez said...

HA! I love that pic you posted! I'm so determined, mostly to have a great time and enjoy! I consider myself VERY lucky to be running this at all! I'm pumped to see you!

It's funny you brought up waking up early! I was just telling someone about that the other day! All last summer, getting up at 4 AM! It's that time again!

Diana said...

That's a great pic!!

I am determined to get my feet into tip top shape.....hopefully for good!

Kara said...

I determined to stay in marathon shape, even as the temps go up! I have a 50K in 3 weeks and another in July, so that should help with the motivation!

Vanessa @ Gourmet Runner said...

I am determined....to meet you this Saturday at the Scenic Trail Marathon! I'm running the half! I didn't know anyone who was running, so be prepared for a random person to get very excited and shout hello at you!

SupermomE13 said...

I just wanted to say hi! I just found your blog. I am also LDS, I also just ran the SLC Marathon and I am also running in the NY Marathon in November. :)

Jamie said...

good luck/have fun this weekend!

I'm determined to get in the best shape I can for the next few months of races :)