31 October 2007

Was anyone else crying...(and some other thoughts)

Anyone else crying in the last 10 minutes of last night's show? Wow--That was awesome. if you didn't get to see last night's NOVA Marathon Challenge, find out when it replays (probably tomorrow) and tune it. It was great for runners, but probably even better for non-runners, so let them know about it also!

As I catch up on my running blogger journalling friends, I'm seeing 2 consistent themes:
1. Quite a few people are a little beat up and battling injuries after a long summer. Here's to Dances with Dirt, Non-runner Nancy, Doug, and Jess getting better! Okay, so Jess's "injury" was self-induced from Tequila provided by an illegal immigrant at a Halloween party. A different kind of battle, but a battle all the same.

2. Quite a few people are beginning to post schedules for next year. I can't believe it's already getting to be that time, but it is! And I can't deny I've been thinking about what next year holds. I ran more events this year than I have in the past...combined. I topped off at 3 marathons, 1 half, 1 31 miler, 1 27 miler still coming, and a bunch of smaller events. What a year! To think I made it through, for the most part, injury free is pretty exciting. However, for the first time I didn't PR in the marathon, and that kinda sucks. I had the energy to do it, but mother nature did not cooperate. As for next year...I see 2 or three marathons in my future (DEFINITELY CHICAGO, I'VE GOT UNFINISHED BUSINESS THERE) and also the Fall 50 again--it was THAT awesome. As for which marathons? Good question...but they all appear "On My Radar" below on the right. It's just a matter of getting Ellie on board for some of them. Fingers crossed.


Doug said...

That was clearly sweat, stop pointing fingers at me!

By the way, you can find it online at http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/marathon/program.html if you have a good internet connection.

Grellan said...

Very inspiring show - The theme for the Dublin City Marathon is "Impossible is nothing" which Team Nova demonstrated in spades.

The animation explained the process of the bodys development from sedentary life to endurance athlete very well.

I recall seeing similar blisters on the same toe on my right foot when last I looked - like badges of honour!

The Laminator said...

Yes, I thought I was the only one to, you know, do that thing at the end of sad movies...especially when the 60-year-old runner came in...I'm getting goosebumps thinking about it all over again.

Marcy said...

I DVR-ed it and watched it last night. It did get me a little teary towards the end, especially when the 60 yo chick was hugging and crying with Xenia (I think that's her name). Wow, did I just admit that? I'm too tough for tears :P LOL JK!

Non-Runner Nancy said...

Definitely teary. I was sad that I didn't make it through my own journey to the full and only managed the half. I think the feet are getting better, I hope I can try again. It made me think maybe I just wasn't tough enough??

bill carter said...

Can't wait to see that episode and will try to TIVO it tonight. I finally got a chance to ready some of your posts and it is good stuff.
For me, thinking about the future races just gives me something else to look forward to. After Richmond, I have Myrtle Beach in February and Boston in April. Even writing about them gets me excited.. what a dork I am.

Jess said...

Well, in my defense, the tequila-flu is the worst kind.

Thanks for the shout-out! I am feeling much improved now. No more alcohol for awhile. Oops, I had two beers on Tuesday, cancel that, no more tequila for awhile!