Thanksgiving Day is tomorrow and inevitably someone is going to ask you, “What are you thankful for?”
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.
“The No. 1 reason why people quit is because they look how far they’ve got to go, not how far they’ve come,” reads one of my favorite inspirational Instagram posts.
Patience is something I obviously lack.
Speed kills. Speed can cause things to go out of control. Speed can cause a crash. Speed — as counterintuitive as it may sound — can ruin a marathon. I paid the price Sunday for speeding.
I’ve read in fitness magazines that the best way to reach goals is to announce them.
Last week I wrote about cold and flu season peaking along with my weekly mileage — and jinxed myself.
Today I’m another year older, but from a running standpoint I’m still in the same age bracket that I was in yesterday, whether the race breaks it down to 20-29 years or 25-29.