Sunday, December 6, 2009

Every journey begins with a first step...

That's kind of my thought process for today. I'm not sure why, but I'm feeling like my running has just begun. A new passion.

Maybe it was registering for the Buckeye Trail 50K, maybe it's the exhilaration of running in the 30 degree temps 2 days in a row. Maybe it's been the 4 "cut back" weeks to try and let my body get ready for the upcoming training for the Pittsburgh Marathon and then the BT50K.

I don't care what it is, I'm really enjoying it! I feel alive again. Ready to take on the hills, the roads, and the mountains. Ready to run.

I'm thinking like a runner again. Food has become fuel; drinks have become hydration. I'm planning my meals for the week and have tightened up what's allowed on my plate. Vegetables, fruit, grains, and beans are what I'm craving. It's running food... fuel for the future!

I hope that all of you can find a renewed passion!

Stay safe, keep your soles to the ground, and keep moving forward!


  1. Hey good for you. You will enjoy the Buckeye Trail 50k. I will also keep you informed on future trail training runs that I am planning on doing on the Laurel Highlands Trail.

  2. That's the spirit! Gotta love it when you're pumped for the 50K. The marathon is just a training run. :)