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May 08, 2009


aka Alice

I love this post! What a great way to think about it...real and imaginary problems, and a good strategy to them...I try really hard to not spend time dwelling on the imaginary problems...but oh, so, hard to do sometimes, no?


Amazing post, you are so right, and there is a huge difference between the real and imaginary. Glad you recognized that and enlightened us! :D

Gord Humphrys

Well Theresa, you have described the feeling that I was recently having after recognizing that my claim to fame of walking the 10k was probably my peak. You serve a such purpose in helping others realizing that we are not all record holders of some sort. You will never hold any record for slacking. I know that if they could just add a couple of more hours to each day you would still get your priorities screwed up and put your own goal on the back burner.

Drop a pebble in the water, splash, and it is gone.
But there's half a hundred ripples circling on and on and on,
Spreading, spreading from the centre, flowing on out to sea, and there is now way of telling where the end is going to be.(a verse frome the poem A Pebble in the Water,by James W. Foley). You keep up the good work child.


Aww, Gord, you're making me cry over here...

'cause you're right.

And T, you're so very right about the classification of problems.


You're doin' great, girl.



I love Sponge Bob.

That is all.


- I’m not a “real runner” if I’m not going fast.

- Completing the half-marathon or any other running event somehow won’t be as much of an accomplishment if I finish one or two minutes slower.

- I’ll never get my speed back.

I feel the SAME WAY lately. Except I never actually had the speed to get back! I have also just stopped taking my multivitamin since the marathon. Maybe if we just take a little bit better care of ourselves, we'll be better than ever. But it is disheartening to be slower than before. It makes running feel like a disappointment, and that's never good.

Claus Brandes

Theresa,I just biked about 25 KM-and anyone who has ever run a Marathon be it fast or slow surlely impresses me! Claus

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