What is your Impossible? Or do you even believe there are impossible feats?
Some people believe there are certain things in life which are IMPOSSIBLE. I have to disagree.
I think most things are difficult. Success does not come easy.
If you put in the work. Your deepest dreams are obtainable. Keep your mind focused and do not give up. It is up to you and you alone to decide how hard you are willing to work to make it all Possible.
It is time for some decent altitude training! A few weeks ago, at the other camp, he reached altitude topping out around 5,000 ft. This week he exceeded 7,500 ft. In fact on one run he ran at over 11,000 ft. Now that will get you fit, or really tired. 🙂 He handled the altitude very well. Running some amazing runs. One day at camp the runners had the chance to run mile repeats. They did 4 with approximately 2 minutes rest. Seth came through the last repeat in 4:50. I must say he is getting very fit and ready to accomplish great things this fall!
Other updates in regards to Seth, not only has he been going to running camp he has also been throwing in fun runs here and there to keep things more exciting this year. We decided to go about training a little differently. Summer running becomes long and boring pretty fast. Especially if most of your runs are by yourself. Keeping motivated it KEY to the futures successes. A fun run, here and there is not going to do any harm. He is still keeping 99% of his runs easy base miles. Summer is long and HOT. The goal is to keep Seth excited for running. Keeping it fun and enjoyable. There will come a day or a few days, where training will be very hard, these days may make us question why it is we put ourselves through this pain. Anyways, back to the FUN RUNS!!! Seth ran the Kirksville Twilight 5k on July 18th. He won by over a minute in a time of 16:57. From what I heard, the heat was unbearable for the race, topping out around 97 degrees with some massive humidity. Yesterday he also ran in another fun run in Memphis, MO, clocking a 17:20 after spending all week at camp. Today he gets to rest and recuperate from this busy running schedule.
On another note, I have also been doing some fun runs this summer. I am not able to train much due to all of my past injuries but I run when I can. For the past few weeks, I have been going to Maximum Mobility, with Dr. Ball, who practices on elite and professional runners. He has helped runners like Ryan Hall, Lauren Fleshman, and the list is never ending. I have struggled with running since I was injured in 2006. After seeing Dr. Ball, for the past few weeks, I have noticed so much difference. Although recently I have had a little hiccup after I running a road race on the 13th of July, straining my left Calf. However, I am taking appropriate action to get it healthy again as quickly as possible.
Back on July 13th. My mom came down to Arizona to visit me. Her and I went to run in the Arizona Road Racers Summer Series #4. I was super excited to have my Mom there to watch me run. ( James was not able to attend this run, he is on his OB/GYN rotation and had work to do. ) My mom has not seen me race or really even run in 7 years, so it was such a treat to have her there. I am not in racing shape by any means. But like I said earlier, sometimes, it is just fun to go run hard with a bunch of runners. It makes the everyday more flavorful!
Can you see me in the Purple? I was wearing new running clothes. I think it helped me to run faster. The Nike compression shorts were a present courtesy of Maria! (Thanks Girl!!) and the top is from Oiselle, super comfortable I might add. I was the 2nd overall female finishing in a time of 18:21.
After the race, Mom and I said our goodbyes, She had to head back to Texas. It was such a great day racing again with my mom. Brings back great memories and hopefully more memories will be coming soon!
Don’t forget to Chase after YOUR IMPOSSIBLE!!!!