Friday, April 21, 2006

Off To the Races

Racing has defined my life. I've retired from roadracing motorcycles but am still a huge fan. Tomorrow I'm off early to head to College Station to watch a CMRA 8 hour endurance race at Texas World Speedway. Then on Sunday I'll be heading to Auditorium Shores here in Austin for the Schlotsky's Bun Run 5k. After roadracing I started running to lose weight and manage stress and depression. Of course, simply running wasn't enough so I signed up for a 10k race. I've been running races regularly since then with my biggest accomplishment so far being the completion of the Austin Distance Challenge which included races totalling 101 miles. I now have the distinction of having completed a marathon. I ran it slowly, but I finished.

As I read yesterday: The miracle isn't that I finished, it's that I started.

Have a good weekend wherever you are. My sitemeter has showed visitors from all over the USA, Australia, Germany, Russia, and France. I find that pretty amazing. Feel free to post a comment and say hi.

And remind me to tell you the story of learning Russian at BYU.

2 comments:

Cynthia E. Bagley said...

Have fun... with your marathon... OH and I knew someone who lived in the Russia house at BYU.. I don't remember his name though.

Joseph's Left One said...

See you in the morning for coffee, bull. I've started running again, but I'm not ready for a marathon. Yet.