Thursday, March 31, 2011

Ignoring and motivating.

Yeah, so, when you decide -- 10 days out -- to talk about how great the weather forecast for race day is, well, you tend to jinx yourself. Or at least I do.

Because it seems that's what has happened here, folks. I've been jinxed.

Not so much for race day, because the forecast is still decent for that (high of 50 and cloudy). But tomorrow? My travel day? Yeah, doesn't look so good. In fact, the forecast is for, oh, just 6-12 inches of snow. Or more. And maybe some freezing rain. Why not?

Right now, I'm ignoring the weather. Hoping it is all a big joke. April Fools!

I'm also still ignoring my knee pain and pretending that the extra stretching, rolling and tennis ball massaging that I am doing is just part of my race day build-up.

In more productive fashion, I'm getting revved up! And I thought I would share some motivation with all of you, whether you are running in the Happy Runner Half Marathon Challenge or just running on your own this weekend. So, here you go:

"Some of the world's greatest feats were accomplished by people not smart enough to know they were impossible."
- Doug Larson

"Dream barriers look very high until someone climbs them. They are not barriers anymore."
- Lasse Viren

"Sport is not about being wrapped up in cotton wool. Sport as about adapting to the unexpected and being able to modify plans at the last minute. 
Sport, like all life, is about taking risks."
- Sir Roger Bannister

"The body does not want you to do this. As you run, it tells you to stop but the mind must be strong. 
You always go too far for your body. You must handle the pain with strategy...It is not age; it is not diet. 
It is the will to succeed."
- - Jacqueline Gareau, 1980 Boston Marathon champ

Run on!

~ Felice


Evolving Through Running said...

The Gareau quote is outstanding. Second blog I've read today with a mention of her. I know little about the history of running, so I've been educated today while perusing the blogs. Good stuff.

Kara said...

I love that last quote. It's so true for marathon running!

Marlene said...

Fingers crossed that the weather is okay and that your knee holds up!!

Fifty K said...

Sorry to hear about the stinky weather. Hope it doesn't cause any delays. Love the first quote!

Darlene said...

Thanks for the motivational quotes.

Molly said...

good luck! Fingers crossed that the weather and your knee co-operates!

Katie said...

Good luck! Can't wait to read all about it!

Karen said...

Have a great race! Can't wait to read all about it :)

Anonymous said...

Some of my favorite quotes!!!

Good luck Felice!

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