I've been thinking a lot about the "c-word" recently. The thing that took the life of a good family friend just last week. The disease that kills 1,500 Americans every day. And the reason I'm running the NYC Marathon this year.
Looking back on this hazy, hot and humid week of training for the New York City Marathon, it's pretty easy to pick the highlight. Going for a run in Central Park with Heidi Klum. Yes, you read that correctly.
One of the reasons we often have bad self-images is because we are obsessed by what other people are thinking. And we think they are thinking negative things -- why? -- because we are busy criticizing others
I was one of those depressed, overweight, overstressed people who always had a reason why I wouldn't or couldn't run. The most pressing reason was that sneakers made my feet feel so hot that I couldn't bear to wear them. Ever.
120 days until I (fingers crossed) complete the 2011 NYC Marathon. I'm already a few weeks into training, taking those initial steps in the journey of my first-ever marathon -- steps that fill me with equal parts excitement and fear.