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A quick “thank you” and 3.1

I could feel today that I didn’t stretch very well after yesterday’s run. Everything felt tight. I made a point to stretch after today’s run. Did 3.1 on sometimes snow packed sidewalks; what a challenge for the ankles! It was just about as cold today as yesterday.

The “thank you” goes out to KSpin, a very down to earth, honest, from the heart bloggin buddy that made a few aprons for her blog followers that agreed to do something nice for someone else. Now I really have to start thinking about this! I also love the card. I sure wish I was creative like that!

I had the hubby take a picture, of course I don’t look nearly as nice as JSpin *snicker* and not as petite as KSpin, but I really love the apron. The hubby wrote the “thank you” note. His way of saying “thank you for putting a smile on her face” 🙂


Again “thank you; I love it and look forward to doing something nice for someone else.


Posted by on January 20, 2009 in Blogroll, Running, Running Friends


For my Omi (Grandma) and BRFs

Occasionally I send cards to my Grandmother in Germany, who is now 94.  With school pictures of her great-grand children to send to her I went a bought her a card today.

For some reason I felt the need to share what was on the front of the card with my BRFs (I know my Grandma will crack out her German/English dictionary and figure out what the card says): 

Do not go where the path may lead;
go instead
where there is no path
and leave a trail.
– Ralph Waldo Emerson

I hope everyone has a great day!


Posted by on November 27, 2007 in Reflection, Running Friends


A great E-mail

I just got this e-mail from a running buddy from my running group. He almost brought me to tears (marathon blues perhaps?):

Hey Penny, I realized last night that I forgot to mention about your 5 hour marathon idea for next year.  Do you remember back to this time last year?  Think about what your thoughts were about whether or not you felt you should run a half marathon in the spring.  Think about how you felt about running a marathon.  If you’re anything like me you probably thought…I don’t know if I can do that!  

But now you are a marathon FINISHER and you ran a 5:37.  So you’re thinking…I wonder if I could run a 5:00 marathon?  Well, if the last year has taught you anything, it should be:   *anything* is possible!  It might seem intimidating to try to drop your PR by 37 minutes, but is it more intimidating than running a marathon to begin with?  Teri dropped her PR by 25 minutes twice, so her 3rd marathon was 50! minutes faster than her 1st.  This year I dropped my PR from last year by nearly 32 minutes.  

So if you ask me, you 100% can run a 5 hour marathon!!!!!  Will it take work?  Yes.  Will it be easy?  Nope.  But can you do it?  Absolutely! 

Good luck!