Thursday, September 30, 2010

The Brooksie Way Half Marathon and 5K Run

Here is a link to a great race in the Detroit area.  It is hilly and challenging with a course that has a nice mix of trails and road work. I realize that it is much too late for this year, but it would make a great 2011 goal and it's never too soon to start planning. What other goals do you have for the end of the year or 2011? The Brooksie Way Half Marathon and 5K Run

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

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We all want to speed up our metabolism . . .
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Be Your Best

Talking to a friend yesterday I was reminded of one of my favorite quotes . . .
"It's a much better strategy to improve your game then it is to defend it".  What is your favorite quote?

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

No Complaining Zone

Don't you hate listening to people complain?  They don't realize that their complaining is a subtle, but damaging, form of negativity which is stressful and a waste of time.  Who needs more stress? The energy it sucks out of you may leave you not wanting to get out and run, do your job, or feed the kids.  Create a No Complaining Zone around you.  Here is a great book . . . The No Complaining Rule by Jon Gordon

Monday, September 27, 2010

Get Up and Run

The hardest part about running, for most people, is finding the time.  I find that as hard as it is to wake up in the morning and run it is much better to get up and do it then it is to be mad at yourself all day for not doing it.

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Anyone Can Run

I heard somewhere that when a group of kindergarteners is asked "who in this room sings?" that the entire class will raise their hand, but just a few years later when the same group of children is asked the same question very few raise their hand. Just recently I heard something similar, but the question was "who is the smartest person in the class?". The younger group all responded "I am" while the older group all called out a different kid in the class.
I think that the same thing applies to running. We all ran when we were younger. Somehow at some point in our lives we just stopped. Why? Just like the chef in the movie Ratatouille says "anyone can cook", I believe that anyone can run. We did it when we were kids. We can do it again. All it takes is the decision to start.

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