Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Updated - Strong Body Strong Mind and Beautiful GoodBye!

Be sure to read the previous post before this one.

After reading my post, my friend, James, sent me the link below, from my previous post.  (I had tried to do this, but I am technically challenged, and couldn't figure out how to save it, so that I could use it.  For this post, I wanted to display it on my page, but again, I am CHALLENGED, and couldn't do it.  Please be sure to check out the link.  Hopefully, I did manage to do that right.  If not, copy and paste the web address.  :) 

 Inspired
http://www.wordle.net/show/wrdl/2844182/Rocketcity
(click on Inspired to see the inspired art - wordle.net) (thanks James)

So this evening I headed to the track to run my last hard workout before Huntsville.  In fact, it will be my last hard workout for 2011.  (taking 2 weeks off, from running, after Rocket City).  Tonight, was solo because my running partner had work/school stuff going on - can you believe she lets her work and grad school get in the way of our workout?  ha ha  After the 10 X 800 last wk, and with the race on Sat. tonight was a shorter, "just get the legs turning over" workout.  2 mile w/u, 8 X 400 at 1:47 avg. w/ 1 min recovery, then c/d to get 6 miles total for the day.  Next I headed to Serenity Yoga - a nice way to end the evening.

As I was running the final 400, like an artist painting the final strokes on a beloved painting, my ARTISTIC I-pod pulls up the perfect message in a song ....  
Beautiful Goodbye by Amanda Marshall.  
 This was the final 400 of the night, the final hard workout before Rocket City, and the final hard workout of 2010.   
Goodbye to hard workouts, goodbye to fall marathon training, and goodbye to training for 2010.

yes...a Beautiful Goodbye 
Once again I am reminded how lucky I am to be able to run, and run hard.  

Tonight, I am thankful for my health and music - You are BEAUTIFUL!
ART IN MOTION -   I LOVE THAT!

And a few more.....




Don't quit,
Don't Give Up
You Can Do Anything Your Heart DESIRES


And, just in case......
:) :) :) :) :) :)

12 comments:

Meg said...

More smiles, thanks for this!

Tim F said...

Awesome link. Good luck this weekend!

Amanda@runninghood said...

Your last post is beautiful...right on! So happy to find your blog. I saw a comment you posted on Janae's blog (hungry runner girl) and at first take I saw your picture and thought you had No shirt on...ha ha, my eyes were playing tricks on me obviously but it was funny that that is what got me to click on your link. :) Excited to catch up on here. :)

Johann said...

Lovely, thanks!

Petraruns said...

Lovely - great post. Great good luck this weekend!

Amanda@runninghood said...

Thanks for the sweet comment! I think I'm going to put the dates on my PRs or take them down except maybe the marathon and the half because I feel like those I can do again. but the 5:25 mile??? when will I ever race a mile again? :)

Shannon said...

So Inspirational! Love it!

misszippy said...

This was a great post! Best of luck this weekend! Go get it!

Mamarunsbarefoot said...

Lovely, lovely post!

lindsay said...

What a great way to end the training cycle and year. You are so positive! As for your running buddy though, we need to get her priorities straight!

Chris K said...

A nice artisic like approach to a post. Cool. Different. I like this quote from Henry Ford, "Whether you think you can or can't, you are right".

LMC said...

Awesome post! Had to stop by to wish you the best this weekend. You've done all the really hard work, so just run and have fun!!