I originally decided to begin a blog to track my training and corresponding life experiences while preparing for the 2010 – 2011 marathon season. Go figure: I started writing this blog 12 years ago…..
The adventures continued in 2012, with my “12 in ’12 effort”. In 2015, I completed a multi-day endurance event called 500 Miles For SMA, where I ran approximately 23-28 miles a day for 18 days, starting at the Walt Disney Family Museum in the Presidio of San Francisco on August 18th to the front gates of Disneyland on September 4th.
I continued to participate in marathons and triathlons over the next couple of years. Then, in 2018, after more than 47 year living the Capital of the Damn World (New York City, of course), I found myself moving to Southern California. The transition wasn’t easy: while I love the weather and the Pacific Ocean, I miss my old neighborhood and everyone back east. Then – that August – my kiddo got accepted into the Disney College Program. She was selected to be a lifeguard at the Disneyland Hotel right in Anaheim….so I scored myself an awesome roommate in mid-December of 2018! But the transition really messed with my race schedule, as my focus really was on things other than training.
SO WHY AM I STILL WRITING THIS BLOG NOW???? Great question. Glad you asked.
I’ve found that, over the past couple of years, there’s been a huge increase in the amount of negativity out there, overall. I’ve grown weary of it. So this blog is my effort to add a little positivity for my readers. A little motivation, if you will.
I have goals of competing in the Badwater, the JFK 50 Miler, The Western States Endurance Run, the Leadville 100, and my ultimate unicorn: The Ironman World Championship in Kona. It’s the journey that counts, and I plan to make this a long, ongoing one.
“We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, therefore, is not an act….it is a habit.” – Artisotle