"Now if you are going to win any battle you have to do one thing. You have to make the mind run the body. Never let the body tell the mind what to do. The body will always give up. It is always tired in the morning, noon, and night. But the body is never tired if the mind is not tired." - George S. Patton

Sunday, September 12, 2010

A Running Group in Puyallup

So the Aflac Iron Girl was a success. I had so much fun, and although I only skimmed about 20 seconds off my 5k PR, it was a race to remember! There is something to be said about lining up to race with roughly 1,989 amazing women. We all train hard to do something for ourselves that is remarkable. Congrats to everyone who crossed the finish line and received that darling little medal!

On another note, I need a running group. I feel like the options are so limited in the south-end as far as training groups go and I would really love to have a group to meet with on the weekends. So this is my call out to anyone that might be interested! The Amica Seattle half-marathon is on November 28th and I thought we could get a clan together to meet up on the weekends for our long runs! There is beautiful scenery down here but maybe sometimes we could make some road trips to other great trails and tracks.

Wow. I feel like I am making my desperate plea on a dating website.

Anyone who wants to train for the Seattle Marathon with me must like long walks on the beach, coffee on Sunday afternoons, and shin splints.

So, if you are interested, shoot me an email and let's make it happen. I see all of you lonely souls beating the streets by yourselves. Let's be friends.


  1. Oh, I'd love to. But I'm in west sound. Bummer! And I'm not running the SEattle half. But I AM doing the North Olympic Discovery half in June. You should do it. One of these days we're bound to run into one another at a race, right?! LOL!!

  2. Awww poop! I would love to do the Olympic discovery. I have heard a lot about it. Unfortunately I'm planning to do the FULL (dear God help me) at the Rock and Roll next June so I'm not sure if my training schedule allows it. I am certain we will run into each other at one of these runs though! Washington isn't THAT big! :)

  3. I will do the running group with you! It's just a matter of syncing up our mileage! 7 miles this Sunday.

  4. I wish I could run with you! Hey, check this out when you get a chance...you're the first person who ever recommended this book to me, so I wanted you to read this: http://iamabeginnerrunner.blogspot.com/2010/09/week-8-wrap-up.html

  5. Hi. I'm in downtown Seattle, but I'm willing to travel for runs on Sundays. I've gotten a bit out of shape since the Seattle Rock n Roll half (and just ran VA beach half), but email me and let me know.

  6. I'm glad you found Run Like a Mother, Kristina! Iron Girl was a great race and expo. Keep up the steady progress. We look forward to "seeing" you over at http://runlikeamotherbook.com

  7. Sounds good, Stephanie! I'll get back to you a little bit later in the week! yay

    Sarah- Yeah! I love your blog! I'll be around! :)