Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Dreaming Big & Chasing Big PRs in 2011

So I start thinking about what races I wanted to do after Houston. Yes, I know I should be solely focused on Houston but I think all runners dream long-term as was short-term. Thought about the Virginia Beach Marathon in March and Charlevoix in June. Coach nixed the idea of both in favor of my long term development as a runner rather the short-term excitement of competing in marathons so close together. So nixed the VB marathon idea in favor for doing another marathon build up which would bring me closer to a sub 3:30 marathon in June which would be amazing! I want redemption in Charlevoix! What better way to get redemption but run a crazy awesome time on this course and PR on the course by over 30 minutes. That sounds like so much fun and totally worth the work & effort it will take to get there.
Chasing your dreams ain't easy or everyone would be doing!! It takes passion and unyielding since of determination.
You need a lot of passion for what you're doing because its so hard. Without passion, any rational person would give up.So if youre not having fun doing it, if you dont absolutely love it, youre going to give up. And thats what happens to most people, actually.If you look at the ones that ended up being successful in the eyes of society, often times its the ones who love what they do, so they could persevere when it got really tough. And the ones that didnt love it, quit. Because theyre sane, right?Who would put up with this stuff if you dont love it?So its a lot of hard work and its a lot of worrying constantly.If you dont love it, youre going to fail. - Steve Jobs

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