Wednesday, March 31, 2010

I was uploading some new pictures for the blog and realized my last few weeks of quotes are not posted. Oops. I will repost to catch up. The reason for this post is to encourage lots of thank yous to the volunteers at all our events. I just found out there was a volunteer setting up at a bike race our team attended this weekend who was killed in a freak accident. He was setting up and high winds blew a high voltage pole over and it struck him. What sad news. These wonderful volunteers give so much to help events run smoothly. So PLEASE next time you race thank as many volunteers as you can. This past October in Kona I made it a point to thank every volunteer who helped me from getting my clothes out of my bags, puting sunscreen on, taking my bike, giving me drinks and sponges and helping after I crossed the finish line. Their efforts gave me energy out there. And they get energized when you thank them and then they cheer harder!!! It's awesome. Again, PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE thank the volunteers. We couldn't race without them. Happy training. Happy Easter.

Monday, March 1, 2010

Happy March. Where did February go?!!! I just posted a picture of our son over the weekend with a rainbow. Perfect for this month. Only 6 days until the marathon. Getting a little excited but feel out of shape. That sounds silly but the last race I did was Ironman World Championships in October. 140.6 vs 26.2. But I already know this race is going to be a huge challenge and I am expecting it to be harder than the marathon at the end of the Ironman. The last time I did an open marathon was 10 years ago. I feel so unprepared. Nutrition??? How do you fuel??? I guess I will just wing it and see what happens. Anyway, kudos to all the runners of the world. What a hard sport. Can't wait and will post to let you know how the day goes.

OK. Quote of the week time.

"You've got to get up every morning with determination if you're going to go to bed with satisfaction"
George Horace Lorimer