Rash Ramblings

A runner once, an explorer always!

Pushing on…

It has been a real struggle here lately to get these runs completed. On the one hand it has been much colder and I didn’t have the extra clothing set out ready for me to use on these colder mornings and then, on the other hand, I am feeling stiffer and hurting more in the morning when I get up. This all makes it harder to get out and get going.

As I run I hear the banshees screaming at full volume. I take off and my legs seem to fil with ballast like a submarine reading for a dive. I again start off pounding down the road like the Incredible Hulk off on a mission. I am sure to be rattling everyone out of bed as I pass. It is a good thing I can escape in the darkness before I am spotted. As I move on down the road, the ballast seems to be escaping as I rise to the top. My leggs are still heavy, but I try to gain as much ground as I can with each step. My goal is to get faster and I must do that with each step I take. Each stride I take must be just a fraction longer and faster. I will add up these benefits as I go, putting them in the bank for use at that future date. I want to reach my goal. I don’t want it to be just a dream.   Tue  45:50.54     Wed  17:21.54     Sun  45:37.58     Mon  18:15.07     Tue  47:22.05


It has been my philosophy of life that difficulties vanish when faced boldly.
Isaac Asimov

All misfortune is but a stepping stone to fortune.
Henry David Thoreau

Look not mournfully into the past, it comes not back again. Wisely improve the present, it is thine. Go forth to meet the shadowy future without fear and with a manly heart.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

The man of virtue makes the difficulty to be overcome his first business, and success only a subsequent consideration.





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