What makes you come alive?

“Don’t ask what the world needs. Ask what makes you come alive & go do it. Cause what the world needs is people who have come alive”-Thurman
I love this quote. It is a reminder that we only have one life and that we need to do what we love! Material things come and go, but our memories and experiences will last forever.  Running is what makes me feel alive. It gives me time to reflect,  problem solve, and at times, running lets me see what I am made of! I am truly grateful for the ability to run every day.  Run happy!

The Olympic Trials have come and gone. I can’t believe it! Now it is back to normal life. I am back to running two-a-days, and I am feeling pretty good. I don’t feel like I lost a lot of fitness during the taper and time off from the Trials, so that is good. Coach John had me at higher mileage during the taper and I think that really helped.  I have a few shorter races in the horizon, my personal favorite being the race our running club puts on. Check it out!

http://bandidos15k.com/ – Matt designed this site! He is for hire! (shameless plug) mhilborn@gmail.com
Did you know that you can also win your weight in beer? I love it!

We have a really awesome women’t team this year. We are the Bada$$ Bandidos Babes comprising of myself, Alex Blake, Tanaya Gallegher, Christina DeRosa, and Allison DeLancy. I am excited to be on a team with such fast women, let’s bring home the beer ladies!

I am also running a 5k this weekend. I need to get that first post-marathon race over with. 🙂 It will be fun to get back out there and race. I am nervous but looking forward to it. Bring on the pain train! ha!

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  1. Nice write up Ariana!! I couldn’t say it better myself. I have been eyeing the Bandidos 15k for the last two years!! One of these years hopefully soon I’ll make it out there to run in it. For now though, I have my sites set on the Gasparilla 15k. Happy racing & Happy running!! 🙂

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