Monday, April 4, 2011

First Timers

I was a marathon virgin back in January 2009 when I ran my first 26.2. Many of us have gotten a late start with this running thing, and that’s not just okay, that’s incredible.

Today, my article entitled, “Run Your First Marathon, I Dare You” is up on Athleta.  Check it out HERE.

We create our limitations by even considering something is not possible. Don’t entertain impossibility even for a moment. Success, accomplishment and rewards are all yours for the taking. My big self told me so.

Case in point. I never thought I could get my legs over my head this way, but I did.

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SUAR

52 comments:

  1. Shit. I could do that. …about 30 years ago. Me and Olga Korbut both ;-)

    Look at you! You bendy Gumby-lady!

    I'm off to read your article :)

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  2. Great article! Thanks for sharing it with us!

    O-kay, I hate to ask this, but iIs that picture real?? That's pretty amazing if it is!

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  3. Pssh...I can totally see someone lying on your back (with their arm crossed over their stomach) to make it look like you did that!

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  4. Love your article, and whether it's real or not I never want to see a picture like that again. Ever.

    I'm running my first marathon on SUNDAY! Consider me inspired!

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  5. There is a skid mark on those pants, isn't there?

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  6. OMG, you crack me up.

    But seriously, perfect timing on your post. I really want to work on speed, and find myself saying, "but I've never been able to run that fast before...." Must.Work.On.New.Mindset.

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  7. i remember doing that for the first time... i was totally amazed... as i am again!

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  8. Thanks for the article! I plan on popping my marathon cherry April 30th (okay that might have been inappropriate for even your blog) haha.

    I'm so glad I have the blogging community for #2 on your 10 tips list :)

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  9. You are getting published all over the place! This article is great - you put the advice out there and you are real about it!

    Congrats! :)

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  10. Is this as a result of your yoga?

    Holy cow.

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  11. i didn't know you did TNT! awesome!

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  12. Awesome story. Thank you.

    On a side note, I have to admit that I tried to do that position.

    Not even close. I think I can run a marathon eventually, but I don't think I can ever bend my body that way.

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  13. I really enjoyed reading the posts on your blog. I would like to invite you to come on over to my blog and check it out. God bless, Lloyd

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  14. Great story! Thanks for sharing!

    I can't stop looking at that picture...

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  15. Going to check it out now! You actually had me going with that picture:)

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  16. Love the article! Funnily enough, using "only" in front of ridiculously long runs made me realize I actually *was* a runner. This past weekend was ONLY 29km!

    I sincerely hope that who ever you convinced to be your legs didn't let one go on the back of your head. :p

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  17. You're awesome SUAR! So, two weeks ago I signed up for my very first marathon this November!! I started running last year and i've done 2 halfs. Got another one in June...i want to be a marathoner, just like you!

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  18. You are so freaking funny! Nice article - I'm running my first AND second marathons this year, because 2011 is the year for kicking ass. So says I.

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  19. All I know is that I realllllly hope you farted while you were taking that picture.

    Nice clogs! (thats what she said??? maybe?? ok, that one was a stretch)

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  20. That picture is freakin me out, you should get together with that guy on Pearl street, you guys would have some freakishly flexible kids.

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  21. You're awesome. And you're right. Limits are for losers.

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  22. I write and maintain a spiritual blog which I have titled “AccordingtotheBook” and I’d like to invite you to follow it.

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  23. LOL...it hurts my back just to look at the picture.

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  24. best pic ever!!

    I finally go tmy issues of RW yesterday and the first thing I did was flip right to page 126.
    Freaking awesome!!

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  25. I did my first full marathon with TNT! I'm now signed up for my 5th event with them and my third triathlon! http://pages.teamintraining.org/coh/cacreek11/awallsxhkp

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  26. That was such a great article! Thank you for being such an inspiration!

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  27. Really loved the article!!! Great writing - very inspiring! :-)

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  28. Apparently, my brother decided we are running a marathon in December. I think I will be happy if I can finish. Oh, and beat my brother. That's the only thing that *really* matters.

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  29. Haha. That picture made me laugh.

    Congrats on the article - it's awesome and so true!

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  30. HAHA!!! That was funny!!!!! Have a great day!

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  31. Are you aware that you have four arms and a crotch in the back of your head?

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  32. LOL! Congrats on all that bending.

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  33. You're busted! Those are not your legs!! Not nearly hairy enough.

    JK! :)

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  34. This was the perfect start to my day! Hilarious!

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  35. ahahaha! Awesome pic. Hey with moves like that you should try out for cirque du soleil!!

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  36. Well no wonder you broke your hip!!

    (jealous) :)

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  37. Thanks. You just made me realize that I ran my first marathon (1978) before my running partner was born.

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  38. Loved the article! (Also really like the way you write!) I am back on track, nervous but excited for 5/1! THANKS for the inspiration!

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  39. Awesome article!! You are an inspiration!

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  40. that picture is awesome. :)

    clicked over....great article! thanks for the inspiration as always.

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  41. Your talent is endless...........

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  42. Soooooooooooooooooooo
    this
    is
    why
    Ken
    puts
    up
    with your
    farting?!

    hmmmmmm.

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  43. Aack!- I'm such a rapid fan I can hardly type in a coherent manner. Swoon.

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  44. You're pretty awesome! Great photo Gumby!

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  45. Okay fess' up, how'd you do that?!

    off to read your article you super star writer.

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  46. Beth, you should be so proud of yourself. You inspire me!

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  47. Oh, yeah, I just crapped in the woods in this position . . .which would mean that I crapped on my own butt-cheeks.

    I run, and read this blog, because I feel like I'm surrounded by strength, humor, reality, w/ an edginess that physical strength brings. THANK YOU!!

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  48. Those are some deliciously sexy little boy legs you have... now I'm having a hard time combining these and the BVT, hahahahaha! (I'm catching up, all your posts are beyond hilarious!!!)

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  49. Thank you for sharing that article!!!!

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