Inspiration From a Slow Runner

Running

Slowly I’m making my way back to getting my running legs.  Literally.  LOL  Yes, my pace has taken a hard hit by my break in running, as always.  But I’m getting my feet on the street, which is all that counts.  I’ve decided after posting this blog entry that I’m going for a 5 miler today.  I woke extra early this morning for reasons unknown (3:55am, to be exact), so I have all day stretching out in front of me!  I’ll get my feet out on the Trail here shortly & most of my run will be in the early morning coolness of a day sure to hit the mid-80′s in temp.  I’m really looking forward to it ~ I’ve had a couple days downtime due to a stomach bug that pretty much prevented me from venturing too far away from home, to put it delicately.

I also ventured out online, perusing the Florida East Coast Runners site, listing all the marathons for 2010.  Just to get a feel for which marathon I’m going to run this year.  Because I am determined (again) to get my first one done this year!   I must say, I really love some of the names of marathons around the country.  I would love to be ready by July (highly unlikely, though) so I could run my first one in my home state of Wisconsin, specifically Dances with Dirt – Devil’s Lake.  I doubt I will be ready for that challenge, though, as there are some pretty steep climbs in that one as well.  Let’s face it, Florida is as flat as flat can get – hill runs are difficult to manage here.

Some other fun/fantastic names:

  • Ice Breaker Road Race in Great Falls, MT
  • Whiskey Row Marathon in Prescott, AZ
  • The ever classic Flying Pig Marathon in Cincinnati, OH
  • Twisted Ankle Trail Marathon in Summerville, GA
  • Going Bananas Marathon and Half Marathon in El Monte, CA
  • Hatfield-McCoy Marathon & Half Marathon in Williamson, WV
  • Grandma’s Marathon in Duluth, MN
  • Running with the Devil Marathon in Boulder City, NV
  • Grizzly Marathon in Chateau, MT
  • Extraterrestrial Full Moon Midnight Marathon in Rachel, NV ==>  *giggle*
  • Self-Transcendence Marathon in Nyack, NY
  • Monster Marathon & Half Marathon in Virgil, NY
  • Trail Dawgs Stumpy’s Marathon in Newark, DE
  • Dunkin’ Donuts Cape Cod Marathon in Falmouth, MA ==> Wow!  Seriously?!
  • Feeling Stuffed Marathon in Huntington Beach, CA  ==> I’m guessing this one is a Thanksgiving weekend marathon?!
  • National Ding A Ling Day Marathon in Coto De Caza, CA

Inspiration From a Slow Runner

I’ve talked about this incredible feat before, but I have to bring it up again.  Eddie Izzard ran 43 marathons in 51 days last year for charity.  He ran a total of 1105 miles around the U.K. with only 5 weeks of training – a marathon a day for 6 days out of 7 for about 8 weeks.  Why do I mention it again?  Because I finally got to see the series, Eddie Izzard Marathon Man a short time ago.  I thoroughly enjoyed watching this series – I cannot recommend it enough to everyone.  :)  Not just runners, but really, anyone looking for inspiration in anything!  To watch him continue on, forge ahead, in spite of blisters upon blisters and days on end of running in the rain is to fully appreciate the sheer tenacity it took for him to succeed in this huge accomplishment.

Take a glimpse of the first bit of it, see what you think!  Be Inspired!

Knitting

So I’ve made some progress on the new pattern, finished up the first repeat of the pattern.  I think it’s going to turn out well!  So  far, I’m really liking it.  I am, however, taking a short break from it to knit a gift for an adorable little boy who is turning 1 in a few weeks.  ;)  I think I’ll have it done in plenty of time ~ I really hope it turns out as cute as I think it’s going to be.  I’m not saying much more about it, just in case his mom sees my blog post.  He he he

Today’s Ravelry Search

So today’s theme is Be Inspired!  :)  Remember that none of these are mine ~ click the image to view the Ravelry pattern page!

* Pretty crocheted scarf!

* Cute hat, inspired by the pattern Fetching

* It's Ginny's hat from Goblet of Fire! :)

* Inspired by Anthropologie's Cable Knit Ascot

Seriously - you must go check out the other pictures of projects on this dress - they are GORGEOUS!!

* I honestly can't believe there aren't more projects for this one - it's fantastic!

CUTE hat!

ZOMG!! WANT!

Hmmm, I think I might know someone that will love this one. ;)

From the same book as above ~ WOW! I might have to find a copy of it.

* I've posted this one before, but because I love Percy Jackson, I have to include it! ;)

* Awesome! How have I missed this one before now? It's inspired by Scotty's hat from Star Trek (a la Simon Pegg)!

* Jack Skellington Inspired! Love 'em!

* Pretty little shawlette!

* Wonderful cabling on this sweater!

* Another pretty crocheted dress!

* It's in German, but what an adorable top for a little girl!!

* Free Pattern

Happy Saturday, everyone!

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6 Responses to Inspiration From a Slow Runner

  1. susetheslowknitta says:

    Edddie Izzard is brill, but it would be awful if he could never wear high heels again….

    • H3Dakota says:

      Very true, that. Though one can find some really cute/sexy shoes that are low/no heels too. ;)

  2. Joe says:

    Good find on the movie. Blisters, skin separating from your toes, ankle problems? Pffttt… just keep on running.

    I would have given up after a few days of doing that. That guy is amazing.

    • H3Dakota says:

      Isn’t he just?! The toe thing looked SO painful, yet he just kept on going. Incredible, just incredible!

  3. peony67 says:

    Hehehehe is that someone is me???
    You are right I love it :-)

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