Monday, July 30, 2012
Wednesday, July 25, 2012
Tuesday, July 24, 2012
Friday, July 20, 2012
|"My words reflect my thoughts: My thoughts reflect my beliefs: and my beliefs run my life."|
Tuesday, July 17, 2012
The Tijuana Half marathon was perfect. I first heard about the half marathon from an acquaintance at my Monday night run. I tried to find information online but there was nothing posted. After several emails and a couple of calls I was able to find someone who gave me the email of the event coordinator. The director of the event gave me all the information I needed to sign my dad and I up for the race. Upon signing up I had to set up a meeting to pay the entrance fee and pick up our bibs. So get this... as soon as we see the guy my dad says "I know him, I read about him in the news paper..." The guys name is Hector la Flecha and he was recently written up in the San Diego Union Tribune. He has competed in and won several marathons and half marathons that my dad and I have raced in. For example:
The La Jolla
and he recently won the masters at the
San Diego Rock and Roll Marathon
The guy is so Cool..
So here we are totally excited, I felt like we met a movie star.
As you know I ran a 1/2 marathon on Saturday in Julian, CA so, after a long nap, I drove to my dads. We had to be up at 4AM and at the border by 5:00. From there we took a bus across to the Starting line and by 6:30am we where running. I am not sure if you know this but I was born in Tijuana Mexico. I was running on the streets my mom and I used to walk when I was little girl. I also ran by the apartment I lived in with my late Husband. The though of him made me sad but at the same time I talked to Roger (my late husband) and knew he was watching over me and cheering me on. I could hear him saying... "Hey skinny what are you doing?" and just shaking his head. It was not an easy run and I say that because I was tight and my legs were tired from the day before. It was also hazy, hot and humid... Despite the fact a ran a grueling race the day before I finished a respectable 2:03. I was happy with that. They did a really nice job putting this race together. The streets were so clean and they prepared really well for this race. I also saw lots of people from all over the world.. Tons of Kenyans, people from Colorado, Canada, Oregon and even Florida. They awarded lots of prize money and big prizes brings out big crowds. Their award ceremony was so cool... One participant even won a new car. In case you can't tell my dad and I had a great Weekend...
Til next time,
Til next time,
Saturday, July 14, 2012
Thursday, July 12, 2012
Here I am running during the San Diego Half and yes I am happy.
Can you tell? I just saw a good friend who happen to snap this picture. It is funny to me that running makes me so happy despite the fact that I have to consistently work at it. No different than relationships or a job... I am far from being a great runner. Although I did finnish 17th in my class on July 4th, Yeah ME!!! I love the social aspect of running as well. Whenever I attend a race or a group run, I am very friendly. Always sure to extend a warm hello or good luck wish to all I see or meet. I don't feel I am a competitive person. Well with the exception of my dad. Even then I am not upset if, on the rare occasion, he should happen to beat me... I am congratulatory and tell him he ran a good race, you beat me... Last week I was at a race, with my dad, and I saw a lady I know. She proceeded to tell me that we are running in some of the same race. One in particular is only a couple weeks away. I was like great I look forward to seeing you there. She went on to say "Gloria I ran that race last year and I won it." I was excited for her and congratulated her on the victory. She then stated how hard the race was and and due to the heat lots of people dropped out. I politely listened but in the bak of my mind I was thinking... Lady are you trying to psyche me out? Trust me I am not trying to win the race I just want to finish and have fun. I am attending the event because I love this sport and hello the cool medal...but I didn't say that instead I nodded and told her OK I'll see you in two weeks and I walked away... So here is what I learned from that interaction...
Negative yucky people suck!!!
Winning a race has never entered my mind. I am a participant of running races, I am amazed at what the human body can do and always think, wow that person won... I often ask the winners if I can take my picture with them... Yes, I am that girl... Believe me everything that woman said stayed with me... She intimidated me and t worked. I have been thinking holy cow can I run this race? Will I able to finish it? Will it be to hard for me? It's so dumb on my part. It's a half marathon... I have run lots of 1/2's. I can do this. I can run this race. She is dumping on my to make herself feel better, that is seriously messed up... The sad part is she was feeding my own self doudt and insecurities.. Next thing I know...ahhhhh..its alive!!!!
I learned so much from this interaction.. I learned that I would never psyche another person out.. Build up don't break down... This includes telling myself good things.. Killing the insecurity monster with in... Let me leave you with this thought... be nice to one another. Everybody is fighting their own battle there is no need to pile on... I want people I know to be happy and do well. I am a lover not a fighter.
Wednesday, July 11, 2012
Monday, July 9, 2012
|The other thing I love to do is to send mail. My friend Jen is doing this great project that has to do with mail love...Check it out here.|
|There is a lot of running taking place here. I love running. I love running with my dad. I love running with my friends early weekend mornings. I know that what I get from it is what I put into it and that works for me.|
|Summer time is also pedicure time..I love getting my nails done.|
|OK, so last week my dad and I ran the fourth of July Independence day run and I had my fastest 15k ever..I was super excited because I did it. I came in 17 out of 80 girls my age.. That makes me want to work harder and run more.|
|Then when I get a little time I paint while my sister takes naps.|
|This summer is feeling slow so far.. I love that. The priorities in my life are Loving all that I do.|
Tuesday, July 3, 2012
|If you ever want to get your kids outside more, go with them. Kids just want to be close with their parents...|
Monday, July 2, 2012
The last couple of weeks I have been slowly working on turning my inner volume down. I am doing this in an effort to hear what's going on around me. I have been taken walks by myself, with out any musical distractions and I just listen. Last week I took my kids to the beach. We all took our journals and I asked them to take a couple of minutes and just write. It was so cool to be sitting there, with my kids, doing something we love. The more aware I am of how good my life is the sweeter my days become.
Worry less live more.
Worry less live more.
Have a happy monday