Tuesday, October 2, 2007
Gratitude for my RBF's
Thanks to everyone who commented on my race report. I am so humbled by everyone's support. It means a lot to me.
I was telling my husband that I'm not exactly sure what it is about running that is doing this to me, but I seem to be able to keep plugging along and knock down all the ugly thoughts with my big imaginery club, despite some pretty long odds and things that have stacked against me. I am working on translating this to other aspects of my life. Despite what everyone thinks, I am not the Energizer Bunny of Positive Thoughts that Just Keeps Ticking. I get down like everyone else and think that I can't do something and want to give up, etc. I mentioned this in the tag line of my blog. So, anyway, it has taken awhile, but I think it might be actually working.
And, I just wanted to say thank you to all my RBF's (Tom and Amy's term for Running Blogging Friends, can we just make this official so I don't have to keep explaining? :) In the end, I make the changes, I decide my attitude, I do the work. But, blogging and the support I have received is definitely contributing to my attitude. Thank you all for continually coming back and encouraging me, making me laugh, keeping me going.... I certainly will make the caveat here, this is not to take away from the real life stuff at home, the sacrifices and support I have received from my husband. All of this was his idea to support me because he knew that I wanted to be a regular runner. Thanks, Sweetheart!!
I have taken a lot of good natured crap over Non-Runner Nancy. This was a direct reference to the book Hubby and I were doing to try to do the marathon ** Non-Runner's Marathon Trainer ** and I DO want to be and feel like a real, regular runner. I don't know about the logistics of changing my actual gmail and signature , but I might entertain some ideas for the name of my blog. Perhaps a Marcy style contest?? Starbucks or some sort of gift card of choice to the winner.... (thanks, Pat for the idea!!)
Some ideas so far:
Notes of a New Runner - (Jenny had suggested New Runner Nancy)
Notes of a New Runner with NON crossed out?
Notes of a Former Non-Runner (Database Diva)
Let's get some more suggestions, or let me know if you like one of these.
This is probably poor etiquette, someone can let me know, but I did not put all the hyperlinks in because I am traveling this week and don't have lots of time. I will try to go back in and put them in at some point, but I hope you will understand. (one of those We'd Like to Plan Every Minute of Your Day for You Meetings!) This also means that my comments to you all may be sparse while I am away.
And finally, my official time was 2:00:58 !! Better than I originally thought !! Still taking it a bit easy with some soreness but I feel pretty great!