Tuesday, November 16, 2010

London's Race

Share Last week was a tough week for me.  It is every year.  Every year I try to pump myself up and say "Be strong, Be strong, she is fine, your fine" and every year it comes and knocks me straight on my REAR END (insert big sigh here).  Life can be that way.  I feel better now  :)  Thanks for listening and your kind words

Cool Quote #1  

"Stand up and Finish what you started" 
-Bob, The Biggest Loser

For my lady readers--you are welcome.
Whenever life knocks us on our rear we must get up and keep going, the race isn't over.  

Speaking of races, some of you have asked what race The Non Race Runner is training for in January.  It wasn't by accident I haven't mentioned the name of the race so my apologies if you think I wasn't answering your questions.  I was just ignoring you (with love).  A race really has to speak to me in order for me to sign up for it.  This one spoke, especially at this time of year it spoke, right to me.  

Cool Quote #2

"You'll never win any races looking in the rear view mirror"

Somehow I came across this race and it was perfect.  London's story touched me.  She was six years old when she was diagnosed with Cancer.  I hate cancer.  Cancer sucks.  Cancer can kiss my grits.  So many I love have been taken by cancer.  Others I love have kicked cancers butt.  So although I think there is a marathon race in the city right next to mine the same day as this race I'm going to drive an hour and a half to some small town, on some small farm, where I think this year they are actually getting all "official" and will have actual timing chips--I guess I better figure out what I'm suppose to do with those--on the shoe right? (j/k)  This sounds like my kind of race.  London lost her fight with cancer and this race is in her honor.  All proceeds go to help families that have children with cancer in this small community.  Yay for small communities, you are what make the world go round.  So there you have it!  The NRR 1st official race of 2011!  

I leave you with,
Cool quote #3:

"Life's journey is not to arrive safely at the grave in a well preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways totally worn-out shouting Woohoo! What a ride!"

So get to the living people!

Happy Running,


  1. That third quote is one of my favorites :) and oh so true

  2. YAY Adrienne.
    Love this post.

    I'd love to run for the cause too. LMK.

  3. Quit posting pics of topless gay dudes, and post some pics of fat straight dudes! I've got a weird fetish.
    Eh, that was funnier in my head. I need coffee.

  4. Are you doing the half? I looked at the route and I love all the turns. I wish my half had had more turns. I like the break. Sounds like a great cause. Good luck!
    Oh yeah...Thanks for the pic of Bob. Mmmmmm ;)

  5. Great post. My friend just passed away from breast cancer this week. Great quotes! Good luck!

  6. Good for you! I would have driven the distance for that run as well. Cancer sucks big time. Take care!

  7. The race has just begun and if you're out there, you're in the lead! Brownie points for just moving forward and not looking back.
    You are insightful :) .

  8. You are awesome, I wish we lived closer so you could get me off my booty.....it is no fun doing it by yourself. Loves, excited to see you in T minus 3 days.

  9. Sounds like a very rewarding race. Good choice. Love the quotes too. Keep up the good work.

  10. NICE!!! This is a great post.

    How did you find that picture of me without a shirt on?