Thursday, April 29, 2010

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Friday, April 16, 2010

boston blue!!! 15924

Alright...so my bag is officially in my room to pack my things, and I am about to lace up for my last casual run until Monday and I couldn't be more nervous! My flight leaves tmrw at 6:39am! ahhh! I just wanted to say thank you to all of you have said such kind words and have shown your love and support...it means the world to me, and it's so nice to know I have such amazing people in my life! It will definitely help to carry me through especially on the hill they call 'heart break'. argh! also thank you over and over again to my peeps who are boarding flights today and over the weekend to route me on! this is going to be an experience of a lifetime! xoxo
A fellow runner sent out an email with some inspiring quotes and I thought I would share!

  • "The will to win means nothing without the will to prepare." - Juma Ikangaa, 1989 NYC Marathon winner
  • Running is the greatest metaphor for life, because you get out of it what you put into it." - Oprah Winfrey
  • "The miracle isn't that I finished. The miracle is that I had the courage to start." - John Bingham
  • "Whether you believe you can or believe you can't, you're probably right." - Henry Ford
  • "No one ever drowned in sweat." - Author Unknown
  • "There's no such thing as bad weather, just soft people." - Bill Bowerman
  • "He who is not courageous enough to take risks will accomplish nothing in life." - Muhammad Ali
  • "Human beings are made up of flesh and blood, and a miracle fiber called courage" - George Patton
  • "You have a choice. You can throw in the towel, or you can use it to wipe the sweat off of your face" - Gatoraide
  • "When you get to the end of your rope, tie a knot and hang on" - Theodore Roosevelt
  • "The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy" - Martin Luther King, Jr.
  • "It's rude to count people as you pass them. Out loud" - Adidas ad
  • "Pain is only temporary, Pride is forever"
  • "Marathoning is like cutting yourself unexpectedly. You dip into the pain so gradually that the damage is done before you are aware of it. Unfortunately, when the awareness comes, it is excruciating." - John Farrington, Australian marathoner
  • "The difference between a successful person and others is not a lack of strength, not a lack of knowledge, but rather a lack in will" - Vince Lombardi
  • “Do or do not... there is no try" - Yoda

ps. it seems I'm all about the Boston Blue!! Bring it!!
pps. I will be wearing all black this time around but with a bright blue hat...so look out ;) bib number: 15924
ppps. this is a victory lap...if I end up getting more than 4 hours I will be happy no matter what! that's what I am saying and I'm sticking with it!

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

it's official

...I am a 1.0 perm teacher starting in September at my fab school in Port Credit - Peel!!! I will be teaching grade 2/3 in the morning and 3 in the afternoon!! (FI school so teaching the english side) holla!!

Monday, April 12, 2010

vogue

over the march break I bought myself another piece of art (or what i think is art) for my future place (left one), and for easter my parents surprised me with a matching piece. So this weekend with another set of hands, I finally placed the 2 vogue shots over my bed. J'adore!
ps. my knee is officially grinding...and I woke up this morning limping! I hate complaining, but I have just recently understood what it means to have an injury that stops you in your tracks. I am going stir crazy!! Thursday I hope the sports doc gives me a miracle cure...because whether it pains me beyond, I will run Boston!

Thursday, April 8, 2010

rain rain go away

...something I am definitely trying to live by at the moment! The rain is definitely a reflection of how I am feeling. boo hoo :( This past easter weekend was fabulous...was wined and dined by CC at Tappo in the distillery as a celebration dinner (will officially share at a later date - regards to teaching), sang Happy 1st Birthday to cousin Emily Lovell (Elecia's little one), texted my sister to also wish her a dreams come true 32nd Birthday (she was in the Bahamas living it up), spent some time on a couple yorkville patios, had a fantastic din and bonfire experience at the Tyrrell's...where Kim asked me to be in her wedding!! holla!! Sooo honoured!!, also capped the night off by playing some charades (ha!), to then end the weekend with a quiet Easter dinner Sunday night, followed by a lazy Monday morning watching Sherlock Holmes in bed! Great weekend! Ok soo here's where it goes down hill ... so Monday afternoon I suit up for one of my last long runs (knowing my once always healthy knee decided to pull a fast one on me at ATB race), and realize at the 8km mark that the shooting pains in my knee and foot are causing me to want to cry...so I decide I would rather save my knee this time and walk it in...a nice looooong walk it was. argh!! Even walking was painful! So I then after serious frustration take myself to the doctors - get a dose of medication, a slip to get xrays, and a recommendation to see a sports doctor. I am in the process of all this at the moment, and while I am going through this I have come down with either a butt kicking cold or serious flu where my eyes are burning and my throat feels as if I have shards of glass stuck to it! ahhhhhh!!! And luck would have it BOSTON IS NEXT WEEKEND!!! sooo as you can see I am trying to hold onto the memories of the weekend, but i'm finding it a weeee bit tough to smile through the rain!
I will run Boston with a smile on my face, I will run Boston with a smile on my face, I will run Boston with a smile on my face....here's to wishes coming true!