Oops, I did it again!


I don’t know at what point it actually came into contact with my pretty new Nike’s, but I smelled it in the car on my way home from the park…that light, but distinctly fecal aroma that makes you wonder, “Where is that coming from??!? It must be the stinky plant that always lets off a sulfuric aroma near the park this time of night.” But soon you realize you are almost home and the delightful scent is still tickling your olfactory system so it must be…”Aaaaahhh! Not again!”  Yep, I brought home remnants of another doggie’s present he left behind on the park trails.  The joys of nighttime running.

“Expect the unexpected.  You may not have slept well, you may feel lousy during the warmup, and the weather may not cooperate, but worry about what you can control and ignore what you can’t.’   -Melissa White, 8th place in 2009 Chicago Marathon (2:32:55)


About virginmarathoner

I'm 32, about to be 33, and realizing that I only have one life to live. This gradual but recent epiphany has inspired me make choices to face the things that I thought I could never do, but secretly desired to accomplish. The first of these was to train for my first half marathon, terrified that I would never be able to run past 7 miles (my longest run prior to beginning training). The first day I ran 8 miles, I cried the entire last mile...with a smile on my face. I'm sure it was a curious sight for any one of the hundreds of soccer moms and little toddlers crowding and blocking my path that morning at the park. Each time I ran a new distance, I felt empowered and proud of my determination and dedication. The day of the half marathon I knew I was addicted. Running gave me clarity, discipline and a renewed passion for living. Now I am about to embark on a new adventure, running my first marathon, and hope that others will be able to relate to my adventures, struggles and mishaps along the way. Afterall, we've only got one life to live, so we better get on it.

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