Wednesday, January 19, 2011

No Snooze Button…

To everyone in my Mud Mafia family who inspires me… let this inspire you! My friend Meghan is a marathoner and adventure megrunner in Colorado and she shared this quote on her blog today.  I had to pass it along to all you warriors who get after it day in and day out… race after race for the honor and the glory that only runners know about.  Those of us who race to feel the wind, the sun, the rain through the pain, through the protesting body parts knowing that we probably won’t win a race, but it doesn’t matter because all that matters is that we are running it.  I am so proud of our family…

running-in-the-rain“You pretended the snooze button didn’t exist. You dragged your butt out of bed while others slept. While others ate their pancakes you had a feast of protein, glucose and electrolytes. You double-knotted. You left the porch light on and locked the door behind you. You ran 5Ks, 10Ks, 26.2 miles.  Some days more, some days less. You rewarded a long run with a short run. And a short run with a long run. Rain tried to slow you. Sun tried to microwave you. Snow made you feel like a warrior. You cramped. You bonked. You paid no mind to comfort. On weekends. On holidays. You made excuses to keep going. Questioned yourself. Played mind games. Put your heart before your knees. Listened to your breathing. Sweat sunscreen into your eyes. Worked on your farmer’s tan. You hit the wall. You went through it. You decided to be man about it. You decided to be woman about it. Finished what you started. Proved what you were made of. Just kept putting mile after mile on your interval odometer… and we ran with you. How much farther will we go? As far as you will.”  ~Nike

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