Good things come to those who believe, better things come to those who are patient, and the best things come to those who don’t give up.
Mind Over Miles
(As of early 2013,) Farin Montanez is a 25-year-old mom of two who started running — after a decade-long hiatus — in November. “Mind over miles” chronicles her training for the Santa Rosa Marathon. She can be reached at farin at maderatribune.net. Follow her on Instagram at mind_over_miles.
I’m worn out as I start my run at 5:45 a.m. Sunday. It’s my fourth and final leg of a 135-mile relay that began at the Ronald McDonald House in Bakersfield at noon on Saturday.
If running were easy, everyone would be doing it.
“You’re almost there!” It’s a statement people yell to runners at nearly every race, from 5Ks to ultramarathons — and it’s usually a lie.
My running coach rocks. (No, I’m not just saying that to gain favoritism!)
An ultramarathon, any race longer than 26.2 miles, is more of an eating contest than a race — or so I’ve read. That’s good, because I love food.
I almost forgot how exciting it is to watch other people run marathons.