Tuesday, April 5, 2011

April Prompt

The fine folks at Reverb 10 sent out a prompt for the month of April:
April prompt: What's blossoming?
My answer:
I am!!
My confidence is blossoming!
My feeling of self-worth are blossoming!
Things are proceeding well for me. I'm hoping to post a weight loss this week. My training is going well. My body feels good and I have very few aches and pains (other than the usual achey muscle pains the day after a good run.)
I've got confidence these days. I am thinking of myself as a strong runner capable for finishing races. I've started setting time goals for myself, not to "just finish". I feel like I have more knowledge about what I am doing and what I am getting myself into. I no longer feel like I will "jinx" myself by giving myself a finish time goal for MMT.
I have always been my own worst critic. I've always been very tough on myself. Well, lately I'm starting to turn into my own cheerleader. I look in the mirror and I like what I see. I'm in great shape and happy where I am at.
I have two 50K races this weekend. Saturday is the inaugural Glacier Trail 50K in Moraine State Park, Pa. This will be a good oppurtunity to tweak more gear and fuel. I've bought some Sustained Energy, and will be using this throughout the race to see how I tolerate it.
I've also set myself a time goal-try to come in around 6 hours 30 minutes. Now, that is a kind of big reach, especially since this is all new trail to me. But the race is an out and back, so when I hit the turnaround point, I will know what I am getting into.
Sunday is the Race Director's 50K at Mohican. Rob allows the volunteers who want to, run the race the weekend before the official "Forget the PR" 50K. Our names will be listed in the official race results, after the APril 17 participants. My goal for the Sunday 50K will be to finish it. The 50K race course has changed due to trail damage, so it will be two loops.
This will be my last big mileage weekend before the taper starts in a few weeks, and I think it will be a fun weekend.
So what's blossoming? I am!

Not the greatest pic of me, but I just wanted to crow. I put on this dress in the morning....and it's just hanging on me. I've got about four inches all around I can pull out...phenomenal.
What's even better, this is just a sheath dress, and simple alteration-wearable dress again!


  1. Congratulations, Kim! It's been great and inspiring watching your journey over the last 6 months. Have fun this weekend!

  2. Congrats, my teenage boys are still amazed by you and you are a true inspiration. Have fun this weekend.

  3. Yay Kim! And best of luck in all your races!

  4. That's awesome, kim! best of luck to you on your back to back 50k's!! see you at MMT! :o)

  5. You ARE strong, determined and a great runner! So celebrate it all - and being your own cheerleader is the best thing in the world.


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