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If you want to read an inspiring story about runners and life, click on this link to an article in yesterday's New York Times online: http://www.nytimes.com/2010/12/02/sports/02runner.html?_r=1
The courage, dedication and determination -- pure grit -- of this young runner and her coach makes me cringe when I think of the times in running -- and in life -- that I didn't give the effort that young Holland gave for her coach and teammates.
"Victory through attrition!"
Charleston Half-Marathon 1/15/2011 -- 1:52:03
The Scream! Half-Marathon 7/16/2011 -- 1:56:00
Reminds me of when Julie Moss collapsed and crawled to the finish line, to take second place in the 1982 Hawaii Ironman triathalon. Mind over matter, so to speak. In both cases, what amazing determination.
"...I've learned that you shouldn't compare yourself to the best others can do, but to the best you can do....I've learned that you can keep going long after you think you can't..." --- author unknown
Ontario Mills 5K, Ontario, CA, 24:42
Heart of the City Run, Los Angeles, CA, 24:13
Downtown Anaheim 5K, Anaheim, CA, 24:32
LA Chinatown Firecracker 10K, Los Angeles, CA, 51:42
The Great Race - Old Agoura 10K, Agoura Hills, CA, 51:12
Fiesta Days Run, La Canada, CA, 49:31
I just finished reading this book. Talk about grit and determination...this guy has it.
Rock the Parkway 5k 3/27/10 37:40.6
Mother's Day 5k 5/9/10 33:19
Walk/Run for Isaiah 9/18/10 4.4k 37:26
Harvest Moon 10k 10/23/10 1:08.50
Great Santa 5k 12/5/10 33:22
Carlsbad half marathon 1/23/11
"Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better." ~Albert Einstein
PB 5k (training): 25:32, PB 10K (training): 56:05, PB 20k: 1:55:13, PB half marathon: 2:01:32
4/2/2011 Prague International Half Marathon 2:03:37
6/04/2011 Silva Nortica Trail Half Marathon 2:14:54
6/18/2011 Olomouc Half Marathon
8/14/2011 Zebrak 25K
Not faster, but farther. Not catch up, but hunt down.