Thursday, January 28, 2010

Prep for the Radnar

I have always admired the endurance of distance runners!  I love the power they seem to be able to tap into as they make their way up over hills, through cities and around lakes and rivers.  Constanly moving to a rythmn in their head and heart that carries them to the finish line. 

Paul was one of these people last year as he ran the Radnar and went on the 2 day trip that ended one of his life long goals.  I was envious and wished at the time that I could do the same, but I did not have the courage, energy or the vision to make it happen.  This year is different!  This year I will do something that I have always wondered if I could do.  I will run the Radnar and get that feeling of having done something hard over the period of several months in preparation. 

Running a race is similar to many things in life.  It takes consistantcey and determination.  It takes making that goal and then doing it day in and day out until at the last you are prepared to make that run from start to finish no matter how long it takes or how you feel at the moment.  I am excited and energized as I am getting started and making strides in my ability to do what I have never had enough desire to push through.  I am excited as my body respondes to me in new ways and with new demands and new energy as I make those little milestones that will make the big goal a possibility this summer.   I am making this a matter of a post so that I can be accountable to myself and everyone else out there.  I have announced that I am running the Radnar, I have signed up for it, and I am commited emotionally, physicially and energeticly to make this happen. 
On a side note, I have discovered that part of my inability in the past has been on account of my adreanals being extended beyond their healthy limit and as I have been fixing that I have a new energy that is amazing to me.  I have never in my life remembered when I have had more energy to do more and go farther for longer.  I have energy now like I did when I was a kid!  I am getting up at 5:30 am and going to the gym, going to school full time, coming home and cleaning, doing homework and hanging with my kids then going to bed around 10:30-11:00 pm without a blink in enenrgy!  IT IS AMAZING what I am learning about the human body!  I love it!!!  Knowledge really is power!


ljtalley said...

YOU'VE GOT IT!!! I LOVE IT SOOOO MUCH!!! I am so excited for you. When is the radnar? I love love love soooo much when people get it, because you just can't explain it the way you feel inside and is an entire emotion, physical ,SPIRITUAL and chemical EVERYTHING!!!


TnD said...

Keep it up. Don't you just love what your body can do.