Category Archives: Inspiration

about “Mental Toughness”

I saw this on Twitter a few minutes ago on Ian Kremer’s time line

an update on a goal

Towards the end of December, in 2017, a goal was set by me. The goal was to be on foot 1200 miles during the year of 2018. The year prior to that I recorded 710 miles, my lowest in many years.

Today is Wednesday August 1st and my on foot milage is 1069. That leaves 131 miles to do in about 5 months.

Goals seem to add a little bit of excitement to my life, and this particular type goal helps me remain healthy.

Marathon or the little guys

More than once I’ve read the blogs of women runners, new to the sport, that had a couple of beautiful children at home and the realization that a marathon might be in the future for mom.

I enjoy reading these blogs and having an idea what having kids, a job, a dog, friends, family and lots of other stuff, feel sure she’s gonna need to do a lot of thinking. It seems that most of them follow a similar script.

Long story short, most end up putting their children first and they write about it as if they are perfectly okay with their decision.

Man with cerebral palsy competes to race among world’s best

Inspiring stuff

From NBC – walking is good stuff

Science shows that placing one foot in front of the other leads to some seriously impressive mental and physical benefits.

The paragraph above came from the article the link below will take you to.

I have a lot of miles on feet done

Tomorrow brings with it the possibility of me hitting the 1000 mile mark, on foot, for 2018. It’s been fun and a ton of those miles have been spontaneous, although I do plan to be spontaneous.

Responsibilities here with mom make being spontaneous a rather good way to handle such things as exercise.

Towards the end of December 2017 the cold hard fact hit me right between the eyes that 2017 had been a disappointing year for miles on feet. I decided to counter the 710 miles on feet in 2017 with at least 1200 in 2018.

With a bit over 5 months to go, 1000 ant to bad. It’s gonna be interesting to see how 2018 ends up, as far as miles go.

Here are the approximate mile totals so far beginning on June 1, 2012:

  • 2012 –  1680
  • 2013 – 4032
  • 2014 – 5588
  • 2015 – 3700
  • 2016 – 1348
  • 2017 –   710
  • 2018 – 1000 (so far)

This is, of course no big deal, but it adds some excitement to life for me, and keeps me moving.

An athlete whose indigenous skills helped make her a marathon star

This is so awesome

Watch “Danny Gokey – Hope in Front of Me

my friend said this brought comfort to her and I can see why it did.

goals? quotes?

My friend noticed all the quotes and goals I have blogged about recently, and decided she wanted to put a thought in the mix.

She has apparently studied and taught of such.

She said, paraphrasing: “Quotes and goals are not the end all, in fact, they are simply tools to be used at the right time. The end all is doing the right thing, at the right time, as often as possible. She added it’s easy to get lost in hype. One of the best tools available is reflection, input from others and a decision that can be questioned, and changed, if need be, during any trip.”

upping the miles . . .

I was really apprehensive at first, upping my miles everyday. I didn’t know how I would react. Walking is pretty low impact stuff though, so it’s going good.

July will probably be my biggest month so far in 2018.

It’s hot at midday, but the miles have to be covered when opportunity presents itself. What I eat and drink is pretty important and that seems to be going good.

With the increase in miles, better sleep follows.

I’m Grateful to be able to jog a little and walk a bunch.