10 February 2009

for the love of it

i had an awesome run home today -- ran fast, it was 50, i felt great. running along the east river in manhattan and brooklyn was beautiful and quiet.

i just signed up for a notoriously tough 50 miler with cutoffs many of my friends did not make. they altered the course, but still, i worried. the terrain is technical -- will i make the cut-offs? i emailed my friend nelson, who wrote,

As far as whether you will complete the 50M in time? So what if you do not? 13 hours outside in May! Still, it is hard work...


he's so right. i'm getting away from the point. i run because i love it. i had a huge smile on my face, running through the streets of nyc today. running makes me feel free, alive, amazing. yes, i will be disappointed if i don't make it...but i'll be elated if i do! i'll never know unless i try, and it will be challenging AND fun, no matter what.

3 comments:

SEXO said...

Not to mention the scenery and the loneliness of long distance running... Technical and Beautiful terrain... At worst, a great day...

Anonymous said...

Would you still be able to do the 100k at the end of May? Any rule of thumb on recovery time after doing a 50 miler?
bb

cherie said...

i'll be golden, bb. the 100k is a training run. and for recovery, you need lots of good food, lots of rest. hmmm wine and chocolate are full of antioxidants so i need to make sure i get those...oh yeah, and ginger and garlic and cinnamon and green tea and lots of veggies!