the reason most people give up is because they tend to look at how far they still have to go,
instead of how far they have come.
some days you just need a swift kick in the ass. this morning i was at the computer sending emails, etc and mainly procrastinating about running. i had just sent my lifelong friend, jen (whom i have nicknamed jen the runner) an email telling her how discouraged i've become about running and falling so far behind in my marathon training since losing the whole month of august to bad-ass bronchitis. then bad-ass jen swiftly responded to me....
Well get off the f'ing computer and go get a few miles! You're runningNYC - I know you had the plague, and a tough summer -- it's gonna notbe easy but when you cross the finish line of the NYC MARATHON you'regonna feel like King of the World! So go. Go now. And remember to have fun.
so thanks, jen.
jen the runner is also jen the producer. she is producing a documentary called
from fat to finish line...
The inspiring story of 12 strangers who've lost an average of 100 pounds and who'll now embark on the grueling 200 mile Ragnar Relay Race.
jen the producer is also jen the blogger...
here is more of jen's inspiring blog...Today, I run because it is a miracle that I started at all. A gift from the universe. I have found confidence, strength, perseverance, pride and other adjectives that I struggle to find words for. I was an overweight victim who felt like everything was impossible and out of reach. Now I’m in-shape and content. Running saved my life.
jen the producer is also jen the ass kicker. and some days, you just need a good ass kicker.
|jen the runner, nic the painter, and me, circa 2011|