Our first Winter 2010 Season practice for the West Side Marathon team is happening! I'm excited to meet the many new heroes that I'll come to call friends and family in the coming months.
For these new, soon-to-be half and full marathoners, some inspiration:
"If I have the belief that I can do it, I shall surely acquire the capacity to do it even if I may not have it at the beginning." - GandhiMy good friends Dash (@dashnash), Peter (@peterhvu), Rachel (@chaibot) and the IRONTEAM from greater LA are competing in the Full Vineman Triathlon (Ironman) this weekend. The three mentioned, and many of their teammates, are doing an IM for the first time. I am very, very excited for them - Sunday will change their lives. They will be Ironmen. I can't wait to hear about their experiences when they return.
For the soon-to-be Ironmen, my favorite quote goes to you guys.
"It always seems impossible until it is done." - Nelson MandelaSunday is also Isabella's Day. She is one of the reasons I run. Well, she is a third of one of the reasons I run. Her father, my friend Chris, is an amazing writer (and friend, coach, person). And his post about her and this day is here. If you read nothing else from my website ever, please click on this link and read her story.
For Chris and Crea, and for anyone looking for the good in times of despair...
"There will come a time when you believe everything is finished. That will be the beginning." - Louis L'Amour