|Corrections, Clarifications and Congratulations
||[Feb. 22nd, 2006|09:00 am]
After my earlier post I felt it was important to issue some corrections. First of all, I wanted to thank all of the glorious people who made this possible for me. My coaches at Rogue Running have been exemplary in helping me get to where I am today, in helping me not just recognize but realize my potential, and to help me to believe in myself. Specifically, Karen Smith has not just been a fantastic coach but a fantastic friend, pushing and supporting me when I needed it. I know I can be a thorn in the paw, so thank you for putting up with me. :) I also want to thank my many friends for their support and love. I know what a bear I can be while training, and I appreciate their understanding when I seemingly miss social occasion after occasion or seem tired or distant when I do make it. I really am doing what I love so I appreciate all of the love and support, even if I don't always feel I deserve it. Most of all I want to thank Amy for her love, support, confidence, inspiration, devotion, criticisms, care and patience. Moreso than anyone she gets to see me at my worst, when I've had a bad workout, day, week, month and when I'm a whiney little twerp. I simply could not do it without her.
Second, I wanted to say that I was actually very happy with my performance on Sunday. Sometimes I can let my self-deprication come off as disappointment or bitchiness. It's all in good fun, but I really do not want to diminish the spirit in which others cheer me on or give me advice. I don't get to read LJ much during the day these days, so I've been really bad at responding to comments and don't want to seem aloof. Thanks everyone for your comments!
Lastly, I want to congratulate everyone who went out to run on Sunday no matter how they did. The fact that they tried is the most important part, and having the wherewithal of spirit to take that first step trumps all other results.
I'll see you all on the road, track, trail, pool, lake and pub soon!