I came across this quote today and thought of all you amazing ladies that will be running the Del Sol Ultra in memory of Desmon.
Now if you are going to win any battle you have to do one thing. You have to make the mind run the body. Never let the body tell the mind what to do. The body will always give up. It is always tired morning, noon, and night. But the body is never tired if the mind is not tired. When you were younger the mind could make you dance all night, and the body was never tired...You've always got to make the mind take over and keep going.
George S. Patton, U.S. Army General and 1912 Olympian
What an amazing example Desmon was of making her mind run her body. I think the video of her in the hospital going threw chemo, hooked up to machines and tubes and still DANCING, says it all. I'm so excited for you all to run this race and accomplish such an amazing goal! Go get 'em ladies!!
Tuesday, January 4, 2011
So I would love to know what all of you are doing to train for the ultra. I have to admit that it scares me a little but that I love a challenge! I am currently running 40-50 miles a week and plan to do 3 runs within a 30 hour period starting the beginning of February. I hope to do this once a week until the race. So 3 times. I really want to throw in some yoga, do you have any suggestions for some good yoga DVD's? I am trying my best to stay injury free while still getting my mileage up. I would love to hear any of your ideas!!!
So excited :)