Sunday, December 09, 2007

Circled

Just looking at it makes my heart beat fast. It's just a piece of paper... with a date... and a circle in pencil around 16.

December 16, that is.

My race season preparation begins with a 7 mile run at an easy pace. The route will be a familiar suburban landscape through neighborhoods, over railroad tracks, and leaf blanketed trails of my favourite park. The focus will be familiar as well. Gone will be the days of making up my own routine and recording my training in my log only if I feel like it... if I trained at all. No, on the 16th a renewed training purpose will point the way.

It's just a pencil circle on a piece of paper. But one point in time marking a purposed future. And, a promising one at that.

Come along for the journey, 'BoomerNation. It's going to be good.

The first stop... The AT&T Austin Half Marathon on February 17, 2008 to benefit The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.

Stay tuned...

14 comments:

Bigun said...

ya gotta start somewhere...to the Journey...cheers!

UntPawGal02 said...

You'll do great at Austin in Feb! If you at all want someone to run with let me know!

Rainmaker said...

Nice call on a mid-Feb Half to keep things moving!

Donald said...

Where did our off-season go? All of a sudden, I feel like I should be training again. Kind of a bummer.

Good luck restarting your training, and with your fundraising work in the year ahead.

Lance Notstrong said...

My training started last week. Funny how once the "program" begins, it's all business.

Floater said...

I am training for the Austin Marathon, my first, I will be looking for the TriBoomer Express. Good luck.

supalinds said...

Good luck!!

Geo said...

GO BOOMER GO!!!

Comm's said...

sometimes, the beginning is the the best part of the journey

Vickie said...

Wow! I was thinking of doing Ft. Lauderdale that same day. Should I make a change??

Rural Girl said...

Plans, I love plans! Happy training.

Rice said...

lets get it started...

Cheers.

Rice

Curly Su said...

yeah, i totally know what you mean. my date is jan 6, but i've still got that nervous energy of knowing it's approaching...here we go...

Shelley said...

Today my journey begins for the Boston quest...have fun training!!