Saturday, November 20, 2010

Stars of Track & Field

I signed up for the Santa Cruz half-marathon!

The genesis went like this: last Sunday I went to the Clarksburg Country Run to cheer on Liz and Tony as they ran their 20 mile race. As they took off from the start-line, I immediately wanted to spring forward with the group. Also, when I saw the peaceful smile on Liz's face (see above) I yearned for that kind of euphoria for myself.

I'm not much of a runner, but if I have a goal to work toward (aka half-marathon in April) I think it will help me motivate and excite me. Perhaps it will become more natural and organic of an activity - the way I feel about yoga or hiking. In theory I love running - the meditative stare, the long stride, the breath matched with pace. Physically and mentally, however, I find it challenging.

But, lately, I find that there are many challenges in life we can't control, and these are challenges me must face. Why not take control of it all - and take on the challenge rather than let the challenge take on you? On top of everything else, when I saw an 88 year-old-man cross the finish - line that sealed the deal. If he can do it, I can do it!

Here are some glimpses I captured as I walked along the country crisp, vineyard lined course:


  1. Wow, that is so inspiring! Love your pictures, and I know you will do it!

  2. I love this: " In theory I love running..." :)
    Happy training!

  3. wow sissy i love this. very very proud of you!

  4. love the attitude, megan! might I suggest a companion book that may also inspire you? haruki murakami's What i talk about when i talk about running. I know I'm always recommending books to you for some reason, but this one is great for writer/athletes like us! he's a big time runner and weaves this into his approach to writing. AND its super short! :)

  5. OMG. SO excited to talk about this! xoxo

  6. Awesome sissy! You can do anything!