Four Somethings for July

January 2018 Share Foru Somethings #ShareFourSomethings

Thanks to Laurie from Meditations in Motion, I discovered a new link up started by blogger Heather Gerwing. The last Monday of each month, Heather invites other bloggers to share their “Four Somethings”Something Loved, Something Said, Something Learned, Something Read. If you are a blogger, you may post your Four Somethings too!

So here are mine:

Something Loved.

Time spent with my tennis friends doing things that we all enjoy (that doesn’t involve tennis).  I love that we met playing tennis and although we rarely play together anymore, we try to get together monthly. This month we went on a Garden Tour.

Something Said.

After ten years of blogging, I often feel like I’ve said it all and I should probably call it quits. I mean, would anyone notice if I did stop posting.

Then this month, I got two comments from first time readers:

Hi. I found this race report when I Googled Camp Chingachgook Challenge. I’m going to Lake George for a family vacation and I’m going to run the half or 10k. I haven’t decided yet. Thank you for the review.

Thanks so much for your race report! I just signed up to run this one on Sunday and am looking forward to it. It sounds like it will be equally hot/humid but I’m still hoping for a fun race 🙂

So I guess I will continue my blog and especially make sure I review all my races.  You never know who you will help.

Something Learned.

So what did I learn this month?

That is a hard one.

I think I learned not to doubt myself.

I don’t train and just walk/run 2-4 miles several times a week. So when I go into a 5k race, I feel like I may run a PW.

And then the adrenaline takes over and time after time I run a course PR.  Can’t ask for more than that at age 65.

When I used to run as part of a training group, my coach labelled me as a “sandbagger.” When I  asked him why, he said that in practice, I don’t put in “my all” but he knows that I CAN run faster.

I always thought that I don’t need to be faster and I don’t want to risk getting injured just to run faster.

But at a recent July 5k, when he gave me my age group winner award, he said “I guess I can’t call you a sandbagger today if you won your age group.”

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Something Read.

I love to read. I love to Run and I love to Travel.  So this book fit the bill. In it, Becky Wade shares her experiences while visiting 9 countries and logging over 3,500 miles in 12 months.  She learns about the varied approaches to running, eating, having fun around the world.

It made me even more excited to run in Montreal in September and in France in October.  These races will my first out of the country runs.

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Happy Running! What are your FOUR somethings?  Please share at least ONE.

10 thoughts on “Four Somethings for July

  1. Wow, I can’t believe you have been blogging for 10 years! I too wonder if what I am saying on the blog really matters half the time but then there are times that I’ll write about an event that I even had trouble finding info on when I was looking into it myself and feel perhaps it would be helpful to others.

    What is running a PW?


    • personal worst

      I love when runners review races on their blogs. I find them helpful when I am looking to sign up for a race.


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