Four Somethings for June

January 2018 Share Foru Somethings #ShareFourSomethings

Thanks to Laurie from Meditations in Motion, I discovered a link up started by blogger Heather Gerwing. The fourth Saturday of each month (for me a Tuesday), 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!

1. Something Loved.


Having no races to train for may have left most you runners unmotivated. I suffer from that as well so I have focused on experiencing nature.  Visiting and walking the nearby trails…

especially those with waterfalls (Huyck Preserve):

Once I race again and have to focus on running, these visits may decrease.

2. Something Said.

I posted a quote by Monet on my FB page.  One of French students from long ago said:

“You were one of the best teachers that I ever had!! I loved your classes! You always kept us challenge, entertained and made learning fun. I remember…”

That certainly made my day.  Teachers rarely get comments from their students.  At least, I didn’t (until I quit teaching lol).

My point being is that you never know when or if you inspire anyone.  And that carries over to running.  If you love what you do, you will affect someone.  They may never tell you. Running like teaching is often selfless.

Have you ever surprisingly inspired or had a positive effect on someone?

3. Something Learned.

Her Marathon Time Is Astounding—And Not Just for 71 - WSJ

Jeannie Rice, age 72

This lady has been running for 37 years without a single injury.

She holds the world and/or national record at every distance.

She has run 150 marathons.

She still runs at least 11-12 miles each day (6-8 marathons a year.)

If you have time, listen to her interview on this podcast.

What learned was that GOALS and SPEED do not have be related to AGE.

Have you used your age as an excuse to give up on your goals or slow down?

4. Something Read.

My co-worker lent me a whole bunch of mysteries. Some were so-so but I especially enjoyed this one.

The story is told from two points of view — Lucy (the daughter-in-law) and Diana Goodwin (the mother-in-law).  When Diana is found dead in her home, folks are unsure whether it is suicide or if someone wanted her dead.

Well, I couldn’t put it down. Now I want to read Hepworth’s other books.

Have you read this or any of Hepworth’s books?  Who is your favorite mystery author?

Since today is Tuesday, I’m linking up with Zenaida and Kim (Kooky Runner).

I’m also linking up here:

Formerly the Running Coaches’ Corner, it’s back with new co-hosts Coach Debbie RunsRunning on HappyConfessions of a Mother RunnerMile by MileRuns with Pugs, and Fauxrunner.

Happy Running! What are your somethings? Share at least ONE. 

22 thoughts on “Four Somethings for June

  1. Jeannie Rice!!
    You will not believe it, but I participated in a number of races in Naples, Florida, with her. I don’t know if she lives there. That woman is unstoppable!
    She was 20 years older than me but there was no way I could keep up with her.
    An amazing runner. Inspiring! I’m definitely trying to improve my speed after watching her. 😊

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  2. So far I haven’t pulled the age card. We’ll see in the future.

    I’m enjoying nature, too — in my own backyard. I get to watch the birds, watching a hawk lazily flying almost over my head sometimes . . .

    I actually do have a plan to go somewhere else. Not to run. If it ever stops raining (I need it to be rain free for my plan).


    • I actually feel younger than when I was in my 40s but we’ll see how it goes as I age but Hey Jeannie is 72. My yard is full of flowers (of course) and birds. Hope you enjoy your trip. There are so many beautiful places to visit. I refuse to let this pandemic stop me (but that’s who I am). I actually have 3 Mondays off from work this summer and have travel plans so it better not rain).

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  3. I’m not into podcasts, but that one sounds interesting! Age is really just a number (sorry, such a cliche’ LOL). Like you, I feel a lot younger than my age. I’m certainly in the best shape of my life, and I don’t take anything for granted these days 😉

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  4. Jeanie Rice is my hero! I think she’s amazing. And while no, I dont’ use my age as an excuse, I definitely have slowed down. I want to respect my body so I can do crazy adventurous things into my golden years.

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  5. I have to remind myself that many people achieve goals and run faster as they get older (to a certain point) and that I may have faster times ahead of me. The past few years have been a struggle between injuries and coming back after childbirth, so I hope that once races start up again I can finally work on some goals I’ve had.

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  6. Oh, I love this!

    My grandmother was always saying she was too old for this or that. It bothered me because she was never happy with her life, and I couldn’t understand why she wouldn’t just make the changes to improve the things she was unhappy with. I never plan to use my age as an excuse, if I can help it.

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  7. I love books told my different character perspectives so I may have to look that one up! As for teachers, I’ve found that when we are going through the motions of school, we don’t realise the impact teachers are having. Only later, do we realise, “wow, Mrs So and So taught me ABC.” And quite often even then we don’t let those teachers know – so I can just imagine how awesome it was to get that message!

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