A house, condo or flat is simply a dwelling where we eat, sleep, breathe and clean. A home is so much more. A home is where you walk in and all of the worries and stresses of your day melt into the doormat and become obsolete. A home is a warm bubble bath with a glass of wine and deliciously smelling candles. A home is a place where you are at ease and a peace. Wether it be surrounded by only silence or by revelry. I moved on May 1st and am quite at home at my new locale. I mean don't get me wrong I loved my old spot but it was most definitely a position of transition. It was all wrapped up in me and my and moving forward. So much moving forward at some moments it seemed as though I was moving at lightening speed and a thundering pace. I always seemed to engage a sense of rush. Presently, when I walk in the door I am at peace. I can unwind and untwirl at a leisurely pace. I finally feel repose, that is how I know this new place is home..For now anyway.
Go my friends whom have any interest in running and check out Liz Robbins blog on The Marathon--A race like no other, for the New York Times. A killer Read. Robbins most definitely struck a chord in me. The Marathon: A Race Like No Other
And the commentary...did much of the same: “ I stuck with running because it made me feel, for once in my life, that I had the power to recreate myself. Running has no limits. I'm convinced that if I can finish this, there is nothing in this world too big for me that I cannot handle.”
I continue to check in every other day for new posts. Robbins please bring on some more running ruminations! V.
The stars feel to be on my side. Cannot wait to see what today has in store.
Leo (July 23 — Aug. 22)
Something is preventing you from feeling as good as you ought to. Your future is full of glorious potential, but this can only be realized once you have stopped dwelling on an old issue that is no longer relevant. It is best buried and forgotten.
Virgo (Aug. 23 — Sept. 22)
Several new opportunities are about to arise in your life, which will free you of an onerous task or a complicated commitment. Feel free to apply yourself with enthusiasm. Like everything in life, it is important that the whole process be enjoyable.
As I sit at my desk a bundle of nerves and excitement I find myself exceptionally excited about Sunday. Wow do I ever want Boston!!! This quote struck me and I thought it was definitely worth sharing:
"You have to wonder at times what you're doing out there. Over the years, I've given myself a thousand reasons to keep running, but it always comes back to where it started. It comes down to self-satisfaction and a sense of achievement."
I am inspired, motivated...I believe in the run, I believe in my heart, I believe in my body and I believe in my mind. These are the things that will manoeuvre me through each and every K this Sunday on pace and on target.
“It is not the critic who counts, not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles or where the doer of deeds could have done better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by the dust and sweat and blood, who strives valiantly, who errs and comes up short again and again, because there is no effort without error or shortcoming, but who knows the great enthusiasms, the great devotions, who spends himself for a worthy cause; who, at the best, knows, in the end, the triumph of high achievement, and who, at the worst, if he fails, at least he fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid soles who knew neither victory nor defeat.” Theodore Roosevelt, “Citizenship in Republic”, Speech at the Sorbonne, Paris, April 23, 1910
This coming Sunday I am getting in my own ring. My face may become dusted with dust & sweat--hopefully not blood! I will strive and give all the effort I can muster. I already know the feeling of great enthusiasm and great devotion and yes, in the end I will triumph of high achievement and if I fail, I will indeed fail greatly because I know the feeling of victory and yes of defeat but for me the triumph will in fact be running 42.2KM injury free and crossing that finish line. I want Boston 2010 more then words can even describe. The thought sends shivery chills down my spine all the way to the back of my legs. I want 3:30 more then you can imagine. I need 3:40 to qualify. Do I believe I can make it happen? Yes. Yes I do. The war within me is beginning to grow. The butterflies are fluttering, my mind is focusing and my body is resting. Bring it!
Today QuoteDaily on Twitter said: "Nobody really cares if you're miserable, so you might as well be happy." I could not agree more. I promise you it takes WAY less energy to smile and be happy then sink into distress and misery...Plus no one likes a debbie downer! There is SOMETHING in your own little nation worth being happy about... I just know it.
May is upon us and I could not be more pleased. My bike has unmasked itself from hibernation and my hot pink helmut has made its way to the front door where I grab it on the regular to hit the roads which feel like my very own oysters!! The sun peaks through and wakes me up each and every morning--which makes my heart smile and bounce me out of bed. I love this time of year. The hope and excitement of everything that the warm weather has to bring!
This past Saturday I moved. Packing is the pits and moving is not what I would call by any means fun times. But I somehow got it together and made it through. I gots a little nostalgic about the old spot--Those four walls have seen a lot! A LOT of laughter and sillyness, some tears, some fears, and a lot of metamorphosis! The lovely gal whom owns it mentioned when I moved in, that this cute little place was very much a transitional place and that my friends it was. I did not cry but my heart hurt for an instant but I am and was of the realization that it is on to bigger and better things! My new place is AMAZING... It is gorgeous and I actually truly and really feel at home. Kitty is my new roomie and I could not be happier to share a place with her. Somehow over the past few years she has pushed her way into my heart and become one of my truest and bestest friends and now I get to be her roomie!!?? OMG vings feels pretty damn lucky. Let the fun and crazy times begin! We have nicknamed our place the Asylum and truth be told it is two crazy trains and Huxley (Kitty's Newfoundlander) whom I have already started to fall in love with...This new love affair has only just begun! You just wait!
This coming Sunday is THE big M day. The day in which I have been training for since January. The day that has consumed most of my evenings and Sundays. The reason for cross training, epsom baths, castor oil, gels with caffeine, water, gatorade, protein, carbs, hills and speed work. This is the day I have dreams about where I get lost in forests and my legs feel like lead--the only reason because I am probably flailing about in my bed in my sleep! This is the day that gets me pumped, excited and nervous all at the same time. This Sunday is MY marathon day. The day in which I will take the Mississauga Marathon and make it mine and DO everything in my power to cross that finish line before 3hours and 40mins. I want Boston 2010 soooo bad I can taste it with every ounce of me. This week entails carb loading and resting. Tmo I will make my checklist and begin getting prepped for race day. I will my friends keep you posted and in the loop on the ons and goings of the next 5 days of checking, prepping, resting and carb loading!
May brings a smile to my lips and glee to my heart! Spring is here! Love, laughter and fun is in the air...I am sooo ready for it! I have a feeling you are too. Let the fun get begun...YAY FOR DEAD GORGEOUS MAY!
How I love my daily Horo and today it has most definitely put an extra bounce in my step and a wallop of sparkle in my eye! Had to share...
Leo (July 23 — Aug. 22)
The sun's harmonious alignment to Saturn will stabilize an insecure area of your life. You are about to see something that inspires and uplifts you. Soon, you will no longer have reason to feel that all your options are limited.
Virgo (Aug. 23 — Sept. 22)
It's as if a great dictator has been driven out of your life. It's hard to believe that your hour of freedom has truly come, but as it starts to sink in you will dare to laugh again. You are beginning to wake up to a wonderful inner change.