Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Pass it on

Running is contagious, and I love seeing people get sick catch the fever. People who you would never think...all of a sudden asking to meet at the track for a little speed, or braving the dark and cold just to get a few miles in, or sprinting even though they "hate" running.

Then take these people and put them in a race. Once you get past the "why would I pay $20 to run this trail when I can run it for free" comments, something crazy sick happens as they find themselves pushing past old limits and feeling high and wasted and.....completely happy.

I'm running the 5 mile Blossom Day race this Saturday, and it's supposed to be rainy and and a little cold and perfect at the same time. I'm running with some of the newly infected, and can't wait to see them at the finish line. Of course, I've had the disease for several years now and so I'm looking for something beyond compeltely happy, and that would be a specific time...really I'm flexible, as long as it's under 40 min. Last year I came in at 41 something and...well, faster would make me smile.



  1. I love that disease :) Really you make me even sicker to think of doing 5 miles in 40 minutes! Are we even close to related? I'll finish my marathon in maybe 2 days if I am lucky! I was thinking of not clearing the canyon in time and getting a ride to the finish line...then my time would be in one day :)

  2. I love sharing the running bug too. It sounds like you have a great pace! Good luck on making your goal under 40! And you are really bringing in the miles - 243 is great, you are well on your way to 1000! :)

  3. Hi Esther! So glad you found my blog because now I found yours : ) Good luck on your race tomorrow, you'll do great for sure!


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