Monday, May 12, 2008

And The Wheels Just Keep On Turning....

"In life, the most difficult battle is to conquer self."

A little recap- Last Monday we started the Nova Scotia leg of the run and this week Run The Dream is taking a three day trip to Prince Edward Island before repositioning itself, on Thursday, for the journey continuing onto Halifax.
For the runners, and others interested in running, a little piece of advice- it is all mental on the road and knowing when to push oneself and when to slow down. Anyone can do this!  You've just got to believe in yourself. Compartmentaliz
ing all thoughts are key!  I prefer the KISS approach (Keep It Simple Stupid!).  Sometimes i
t just happens to be that strengths can also be weaknesses depending on the situation. I admit to being competitive by nature.  However, there is a time a place for everything.  Thus far, I have been surprised by the run results when working towards quality rather then quantity.  For those keeping track at home, or at the office- I started off in Newfoundland and Labrador running 3 kms and walking 1 km.  As of last week, I am now up in the range of running between 5-10kms and walking 1 km, as intervals towards the daily targets.  The results I have achieved speak for themselves:  Shorter time completing the distances (efficiency); Ability to run farther (productivity); Less 'wear and tear' on the body (longevity); and the greater opportunity to address the objectives of Run The Dream, to raise money and awareness for Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD).  There is always room for improvement and I'll continue to strive towards being a better runner and person!  I believe there is a strong correlation!

On another note, my apologies for not mentioning this last week, but Run The Dream is very appreciative of a new support vehicle for the duration of the run.  Special thank you to David and Irene Bodanis, founders of Jake's House for Children with Autism, for donating the use of a Ford Escape (see picture).  We are very excited to have this generous contribution join our fleet to help raise the ASD awareness!

FYI- Big Maritime Events are coming up in Charlottetown, Halifax and Frederiction.  If you are in the area I would love to meet you at hear about your dreams!  Stayed tuned to for more details about these events and when I'll be running through your community.

The Dream Continues...... 

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