An FO & QOW!

Baby Cory with his little sweater

It took me a little while to finish this beauty but it is finally done. I started it the week before baby C was born and now two months later, I finished it. It fits him perfectly! I just hope he doesn't outgrow it too soon.

The pattern is Get Ziggy by Anny Rail. I used Sublime yarn in a dark charcoal color--it makes a very soft garment for baby :). This is my second Get Ziggy and just like the first time, I loved it!

Today's quote is something that I needed to read and keep in my head for a little bit: "A goal without a plan is just a wish".

I am working on something right now, basically getting certified in all sorts of fitness training so I can one day become a superb instructor, like my mentor Michelle (she is the fitness director at Golds). There are a lot of certifications that I need to get and I am going to have to get my ducks in a row if I want to get it all done before the end of the year.

But first, my to-dos for this year: Ogden Marathon, Boise 70.3, Top of Utah Marathon, and crossing fingers if I get in, St. George Marathon, plus all the tiny little races I entered.

The quote of today is helping me focus on my goal, it is telling me--"keep your eye on the goal and work towards it. Kick the ball and go after it and don't stop until it hits that net!"



QOW

Runner With my second marathon approaching, my thoughts have been on those 26.2 miles. Will I have it in me to do it a second time? Will I have it in me to finish in under 3:50? Can I push during the last bit to finish strong and perhaps achieve the desired goal of 3:45? Thus the quote of today.

The marathon’s about being in contention over the last 10K. That’s when it’s about what you have in your core. You have run all the strength, all the superficial fitness out of yourself, and it really comes down to what’s left inside you. To be able to draw deep and pull something out of yourself is one of the most tremendous things about the marathon – Rob de Castella

It is so true! I remember my first marathon, the first 20 miles were quite easy, it was at the last six that I really had to push myself. I had to put my heart into it and fight for it. My mantra kept me going "I am living my dream".

  


Quote of the Week!

Kitty_boxing_gloves_animated_avatar_100x100_65093 "Champions aren't made in the gyms. Champions are made from something they have deep inside them - a desire, a dream, a vision." - Muhammed Ali, boxer

I got this quote on my phone this morning along with my running plan for the day, as soon as I saw it, it sparked something within. I have always said to myself that no matter what you are trying to achieve in life, if you want something, you have to want it badly enough inside of you, within your heart to fight for it. When the muscles fail and the body wants to give up, it is your heart and soul that will push you to the end. Fight for the dream, go for it, make it a reality!