Thursday, February 15, 2007

Austin Marathon - 3 days and counting... and some cool announcements

I did a bit over an hour on the elliptical last night (average 85-90 rpm and heartrate got up to about 110 max). I also did something I have not done before, which is bring a book to prop up and read, "Into Thin Air", which I've already read once. It really made the time go by more quickly. If you are not familiar with this book, it's about climbing Mt. Everest and the tragedy that occured in 1996, which cost 8 climbers their lives. Reading this book makes me doing marathon look like I'm going out to get my newspaper in comparison to what these people go through.

Announcement 1: If you are participating in the Austin Marathon or Half-Marathon this Sunday and are looking for something to do on Friday night before the race, I will be the keynote motivational speaker, as well as providing running tips, at a dinner put on by Round Rock Fit (one of the local USAFit groups based just outside of Austin). If you want more information, just click here to go to the Faithful Soles news section.

Announcement 2: The categorized and searchable Running Blog Database has officially surpassed 100 bloggers in the first 15 days, with 31 states in the USA and 16 other countries being represented with people of all ages and abilities! What I am most proud of is that I am not adding any of these people at all, this is the bloggers themselves going to the site and linking their blogs, which tells me that people really do see and understand the benefit of it. If you want to link your blog (it's free to do so), it only takes about 2-3 minutes to do so, and you can access the page by clicking here. If you want to visit the blog database, there is a link to the upper right here on my blog page.

5 comments:

Adidarwish said...

You go for it...... Looking forward to see the outcome of your run later.. GOOD LUCK

DawnB said...

Thanks for visiting the other day. Good luck at the marathon!!!

Gripperm said...

I am counting down with you man

Gripperm said...

I just did a PR10K Youth Member Sponsorship for my mesageboard. I hope that once I get the persons info we can raise more money to sponsors more youth members. Do I know get to have a membership also?

Faithful Soles said...

George, yes you do get a free membership with the $15.00 sponsorship. I think when you registered we were uploading some changes, so I sent you an email and you can just reply back with what you would like your ID and password to be. Thanks so much again for the support!