Friday, October 21, 2011

Chase your dreams!

When I was a little girl and it was time to go home from a friend’s house and it was dark, it was extremely scary. My family lived on a cul-de-sac and I really didn't have that far to go, we lived about 3 houses apart, but that didn’t matter, I was so scared.  When I would leave her house, extremely frightened, I would sprint as fast as I could. As I was making my way around the corner and into our dark garage, I felt like something was pushing me along, into my well lit house. I could feel the energy build up inside me, I could feel my heart pounding, the adrenaline pumping and the wind push past me. I had one goal in mind, I would succeed, I was going to make it inside my house, even if I died trying!

  "If you want to become the best runner you can be, start now. Don't spend the rest of your life wondering if you can do it."
I am excited about my next 50 and I am even more excited to be moving onto 100's.

They say that in order to achieve your goals, you need to desire the goal and visualize yourself completing the goal. Commit to the goal by writing it down and create a plan to complete it. Then finally writing down the steps to achieve the goal in a calendar and check  your progress.

I am happy to announce that I have done all of that.

"If you can see it, you can achieve it!"

I am my biggest supporter. I totally believe in myself and my abilities. When I think of my next 50, I think "no problem!" I believe 100% that I can achieve any run. I tell myself this over and over. My belief of achievement is deep within me, I have no doubts. I can do anything that I set my mind to, no run is too hard.

I have a plan for success. I am utilizing two training schedules and they are in my calendar. I know what mileage and on what day I will be running all the way up to September. I will first run 65+ miles in March and my first 100 in September. My schedule for the 100K is setting myself up for the 100 mile training and I feel really good about it. In late April, I will begin a schedule that has been proven successful by a group of runners that I trust and have used many times before. It will work for me as it always does.

I really am looking forward to my adventures that are ahead of me.

"Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go"

If you'd like to track my progress,  you can do so at:

My third 50 is 10/29 and I begin to training for my 65 and 100 mile runs on November 14th. 


  1. the 29th is so close! I am so excited for you Jeannie! You are gonna do great with your training for the 100 also because you have definitely got the ultra distance and training figured out. Thanks again for all the advice and encouragement!

  2. i know you will do great on your next race, i just started talking to you a couple days ago and you have inspired and help me a lot. Iam very grateful.
    Many blessings to you and your family