Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Tanya Johnson: Ultra Runner

I love this picture of my wife, it was taken a few years back while she was running the Javalina Jundred. The Javalina in a 100 mile ultra-endurance race held each year in AZ. Why do I love this picture? Well I see so much there, maybe things only I can see. I see strength, beauty, focus, intensity, determination, dedication,... poetry, but most of all I see the woman that I love. To love someone, and to be loved is the greatest gift. I thank the creator for allowing me to spend my days with her.

Monday, October 18, 2010

Long Beach 1/2 Marathon

Sunday Tanya and I ran the Long Beach 1/2 marathon. Not boasting, but I can get accustomed to these shorter distance races. Let me elaborate on some of the reasons why. Planning is pretty simple, show up and run. Ultras: drop bags/electrolytes/nutrition/clothing: what to pack, which aid station to leave it at, when will you get to it. Time is a biggie: 1/2 marathon less than 2 hours, home in time to see the second half of the early game (West coast). East coast home in time to see the whole game! Ultra's, depending on the distance (5-29+ hours), forget about the games period! Monday night football ? maybe in a coma!
So with that said, you decide!
Time to go watch the game!!