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Thursday, February 25, 2010

Foggy Morning Runs

I now have 9 days until I enter the wonderful world of ultras. 
9 days. 
That is a single digit incase anyone missed it.

Very little I do at this point will help me perform any better during the race. 

So for the past 3 days I have been trying to focus on enjoying my runs. 
 Being that I frequent the same routes quite often I try to enjoy the changes along those routes. 
I use my run to simply spend some time in my mind and be quiet.

Last evening when I was reading up on a few blogs I noticed that I lost a few followers.  I thought about this while I was running this morning.  I wondered if I had written something that offended the now ex-followers.  It's not rewarding to think that I have lost the ability to inspire someone. 

My biggest concern over the ex-followers would be the thought that they lost interest in running, in seeking a healthier lifestyle.  And if my words failed to help them if they were struggling in their efforts. 

Perhaps their journey simply lead them down a different road.

While mine has me on familiar paths. 
I thought of them; the ex-followers, this morning and wish them well in whatever road they are now on.

As for me, I will continue to share my little journey; up hills and down, through mud and snow, in the dark of night and at the crack of dawn, behind a jogging stroller or dripping wet on the treadmill; my journey. 
Maybe a lot like yours. 
Seeking something amazing everytime I lace my shoes.

Thanks for sharing in the journey!


  1. You are going to be an awesome ultra runner. Just like you are an awesome non-ultra runner and an awesome mom! Keep up all the good and inspiring work!!

  2. I do not like running in the fog. That said, you shall kick ultra butt.

  3. Wow, 9 days! So excited for you! You're gonna rock that ultra like everything else you do!!! Happy Thursday my friend :)

  4. I can't wait to hear about the ultra! You are going to totally kick butt!

  5. I enjoy reading all the ups and downs of your journey, and I can't WAIT to hear all about your first ultra experience.

    Hey, did you see Tall Mom's blog???? LUCKY GIRL!!!!!!

  6. Can't wait to hear about how things go!! I enjoy all of your posts. :)

  7. I lose and gain followers all the time...I am always curious about those who drop off... But really I try harder to focus on those who are still there reading. Hugs!

  8. I enjoy reading your blog, and I read it daily as an inspiration to me. You and others who have ran marathons help me in my struggles as I begin my running journey. Can't wait to see how your first ultra goes!

  9. I love your blog!

    I have lost followers too, but I try to focus on the ones I gain. Everyone has their reasons for reading certain blogs, or not, and yours for me is def an inspiration!

  10. 9 days! Exciting!!

    I wouldn't be worried, you have a heck of a lot more followers than I do. lol! You've got a great blog here, no worries.

  11. Girl don't worry about ex-followers, dwelling on the past never gets you anywhere, you know this! Focus on the readers you have and how much you inspire them!

    9 DAYS! OMG! So excited for you! I can't believe you're going to do an Ultra! You are such an inspiration... see that... you inspire me! :)

    Keep on running, blogging and inspiring girl!

  12. Keep on going and we will be reading!! I love the pictures - you are going to rock the ultra!

  13. i think your blog is fantastic! don't worry about the ex-followers. we are still here for you and we will continue our journey together.

  14. You are going to KICK butt in the Ultra! I cant WAIT to read your recap on how AWESOME you do!!!

  15. How exciting it's so close, can't wait for the race report. :)

  16. LOL! Don't worry about those lost followers! Sometimes people just come and go. I definitely do that with blogs ;)