Daily Inspiration

“A man can fail many times, but he isn't a failure until he begins to blame somebody else.”


~ Steve Prefontaine

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Taste of Athens 10K

My official time for today's 10K was 50:52. A 6 minute improvement from the previous year. The weather was not too bad. It was 37 degrees with wind gust up to 22 MPH during the race. The wind did make the hills, which were many, tough to climb but nothing beats a nice stroll through Athens, Ga. Now on to the Spring Has Sprung 15K next week at Inman Park in Atlanta.

 

Dang Cold Weather…

Looks like it's going to be a cold one tomorrow morning for the Atlanta Hot Chocolate 15K! I am not a fan of running when it is below freezing outside. That's why I live in Georgia. Here, our winters are usually mild but it seems like this year we are turning into a winter wonderland minus the snow. Oh how I look forward to the spring and summer! Oh well, I just have to bundle up like the kid in the Christmas Story to go running!

 

2013 Road Race Results

As I begin a new year today, I decided to look back at the races from 2013 and see how I improved on my runs, if any at all, but more importantly reflect on the blessings of having another year of running.

Hot Chocolate 5K/15K 25:45 (5K)
Taste 10K Feb. 16 57:55
2013 March 5K Trail Run March 2 26:33
Luckie 5K March 17 25:07
12th Annual Cheerios 10K Challenge April 20 52:37
Nancy Travis Trot for Tots 5K April 21 24:44
5th Annual Run for Kids 5K May 25 26:51 (stroller)
2013 Peachtree Road Race July 4 55:03
Fuzz Run 5K September 14 24:49
Fire Fighter Fall 5K October 12 26:27 (stroller)
Princess Katie 5K October 13 24:21
Magnet Monster Dash October 25 24:07
Trick or Trot 5K October 26 23:47
Rock N Roll Half Marathon November 9 2:02:15
2013 Thanksgiving Day 5K November 28 24:53

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Mizuno Elixir 8

I had Athens Running Company refit me for a pair of running shoes. It’s been a year since I had them do it and I am grateful for doing it. The Mizuno Elixir 8 feel absolutely wonderful on my feet. I am looking forward to breaking in the pair of shoes prior to the Hot Chocalete 5K/15K in Atlanta at the end of January. Nice arch support but yet light weight.

Good stuff…