Monday, October 26, 2009

Day 661-664 Dream the Impossible Dream...

""Some of the world's greatest feats were accomplished by people not smart enough to know they were impossible." - Doug Larson

Now I'm NOT saying running goals in general or any of my specific running goals would constitute anything close to one of the world's greatest feats, but I do like the sentiment of this quote. We listen to so much "intelligent advice" which says you can't do this, and that is impossible, and stop jumping on the bed, you're an adult! I say, "I like to bounce!" So go make friends with the impossible. Hang out with them, spend some quality time, go for a cup of great tasting coffee at work (impossible right?!), go running today, tomorrow, and every day, have fun at work (c'est possible?), enjoy a great tasting rutabaga. Who knows, maybe the conventional "wisdom" is wrong....


Day 661 - 4.5 in 48.26 Keep running when it's cold outside and there is a warm house waiting for you? Yeah right.
Day 662 - 1.0 in 11:24
Day 663 - 13.5 in 2:48:20 Fun on a long run? Impossible!
Day 664 - 3.0 in 28:00
Day 664 pt 2 1.5 in 18:13 Two runs in one day! Whoah!

Three weeks of the ultramarathon program done? Fuhget about it...

7 comments:

Your Hunger Defines You said...

More post! More posts! More posts! More rutabagas! More... wait, rutabagas? I like to say it like, rude-ah-bah-gahzzz in a fake italian accent.

try running said...

Keep dreaming the impossible (what comes to mind...finishing an episode of...or putting China behind us...or achieving the first goal of the POD...or...I'm getting sad :(

I'm interpreting your post as saying that we are all Seekers and we just need Sophie to come along and kick us/set us strait. You can do it. Keep going! You can do it Ken er...Ace!

Oh, and by the way, you are right on. Keepin it Smooth is my secret weapon for marathon #2...

Meg Runs said...

Conventional wisdom is often SO wrong...I will keep following you because I need to understand what you're saying.

Adam said...

Two-a-days!? Wow, for some reason that is almost as hard core as the 600+ days in a row. No way I could do either.

HappyTrails said...

Thanks for checking in on us. You going to check out the Cheyenne Mtn race for the winter series?

Remember - it's all about having fun.

nwgdc said...

I think a streak may be coming for me. Your posts are fun to follow!

Side note, I just read that exact same quote today! I was asked to put an ad in the local high school's yearbook, so I was looking for "inspirational graduation quotes" and found that one. I decided on the following, though:
Your families are extremely proud of you. You can't imagine the sense of relief they are experiencing. This would be a most opportune time to ask for money. ~Gary Bolding

Ace said...

@try running /cry
@HappyTrails that looks fun I might have to try it. You know as much fun as running can be...:)
@nwgdc That is a beautiful quote! So inspirational AND practical! lol