Tuesday, June 16, 2009

A quote that is close to my heart...

“You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You are able to say to yourself, ‘I have lived through this horror. I can take the next thing that comes along.’ You must do the thing you think you cannot do.”

-Eleanor Roosevelt

There's not a whole lot I can add to that. Eleanor says it all.

"Making The Cut" is coming along. I've lost 3lbs, my clothes are starting to fit differently, and I'm almost to the point where I can go through each circuit twice...last night I did 4 out of 5 of them twice. I'm sure I'm getting laughed at in the weight room at the gym when I'm doing jumping squats and lunges till muscle failure, but oh well. Bonnaroo was this past weekend, so I did have to jump ship from the diet for a days, but I'm back on track now. I still have a long ways to go, but at least we are headed in the right direction.

I'm still looking to do the Lock 4 Xterra, then the Music City Triathlon in downtown Nashville (an Oly). The following week J.T., the boys and I are going visit 4 MLB ballparks in 5 days. In the Prius. It's our recession-proof family vacation. We are driving to Cincinnatti to watch the Reds, then to Chicago for the Cubs and White Sox, then back down to St. Louis to visit my cousin Megan and to watch the Cardinals. Marine Corp Marathon training starts July 5th. I'm going with the FIRST plan this time, so I can keep riding my bike and getting in shape for the MS Jack N Back ride at the beginning of October. I followed this plan for the Las Vegas marathon a couple of years ago.

I'll leave you with some Bonnaroo pics:

and last but not least....


Anonymous said...

Sounds like you guys are going to have a fun vacation. You can't go wrong driving around to watch baseball!

Enjoy your last few weeks before marathon training starts again. I really need to figure out what I am going to do about a fall marathon.

Fun Bonnaroo pictures.

Missy said...

Wait, I know that guy;)

Iron Girl Nyhus said...

Hey Lana,
I Love that quote... I might have to steal it from you and hang it in my office. I am also doing the MCM!!! Let's try to connect when we are there.


Benson said...

Good quote.
Driving vacations are the best. Have fun.

Holy crap! what the heck!?
That green...thing can't be good for the nads.

The Tri Runner said...

Bonnaroo is one crazy place!

Firefly's Running said...

I love the quote, Lana! Great pics!