Saturday, November 19, 2011


Amazing it took me this long to get started, but I've finally gotten around to starting my running blog.  I've been running now for nearly 4 years, having started with the Couch To 5K program in January 2008.  Since then, I've run about 30 5K's, 10 5-milers, 5 10K's, 2 half marathons, 2 overnight relays, and 1 marathon.  Along the way, I've experienced moments of great joy (finishing my marathon) and moments of great pain (finishing my marathon!).  In spite of the difficulty (or maybe because of it!), I've grown to love the exhilarating feeling I get every time I run......the clarity of thought........heart pumping......lungs filling and emptying in rhythm with my strides......the thrill I get when I turn up my street and see the mailbox which is that day's finish line.  I could go on and on.....but I'll try to save something for my next post!

I had a hard time trying to name this blog, as many of the names I like had already been chosen.  But I finally settled on a saying I found on a poster once which I've adopted as a bit of a personal mantra.  Actually, it more of an explanation of how someone like me can be a runner.  The quote goes as follows:

"Impossible is just a big word thrown around by small men who find it easier to live in the world they've been given than to explore the power they have to change it.  Impossible is not a fact, it's an opinion.  Impossible is not an opinion, it's a dare.  Impossible is potential.  Impossible is temporary. Impossible is nothing"

Words to live by, my friends.......words to live by.


  1. Great words from my great brother! Did I tell you how proud I am of you...