10/17/09

Taper worm

Running is the classical road to self-consciousness, self-awareness and self-reliance. Independence is the outstanding characteristic of a runner. He learns the harsh reality of his physical and spiritual limitations when he runs. He learns that personal commitment, sacrifice and determination are his only means to betterment. Runners get promoted only through self-conquest. Noel Coward, English playwright, composer, and actor

So as I was going to go food shopping, I stopped by the Union Square Subway station to take a few pictures of all the miles or mile themes that this year's marathon represents.I am copying
Jac's blog which discribes all of the 26 miles in the NYC marathongoing through all of the boroughs and just portray's the New Balance's "Love/Hate" mark eting plan of last year...

Mile:

1: HELLO STARTING LINE. GOODBYE DOUBT.

2: HELLO BROOKLYN. GOODBYE FEAR.

3. HELLO SPECTATORS.GOODBYE NERVES.

4. HELLO LITTLE WATER CUPS. GOODBYE ANXIETY.

5. HELLO SUNSET PARK. GOODBYE UNCERTAINTY.

6. HELLO HEADWIND. GOODBYE GOOD ENOUGH.
7. HELLO COLD. GOODBYE CYNICISM.

8. HELLO WARM NUMBNESS. GOODBYE PAIN.

9. HELLO DON’T STOP NOW. GOODBYE ARROGANCE.

10. HELLO POUNDING HEART. GOODBYE OVERCONFIDENCE.

11. HELLO WILLIAMSBURG HIPSTERS. GOODBYE GIVING UP.

12. HELLO LITTLE POLAND. GOODBYE THE EASY WAY OUT.
13. HELLO HALFWAY POINT. GOODBYE OBSTACLES.

14. HELLO QUEENS. GOODBYE PESSIMISM.

15. HELLO ROOSEVELT ISLAND. GOODBYE COMFORT ZONE.

16. HELLO MANHATTAN. GOODBYE APATHY.


17. HELLO FIRST AVENUE CROWDS. GOODBYE CRAMPING.

18. HELLO DAUNTING HILLS. GOODBYE COASTING.
19. HELLO WALL. GOODBYE EGO.
20. HELLO THE BRONX. GOODBYE STRUGGLE.
21. HELLO MADISON AVE. GOODBYE DEMONS.

22. HELLO CENTRAL PARK. GOODBYE WEAKNESS.

23. HELLO ADORING FANS. GOODBYE PREVIOUS BEST.
24. HELLO BEAUTIFUL DOWN HILL. GOODBYE LIMITATIONS.
25. HELLO ALMOST THERE. GOODBYE DISBELIEF.
26. HELLO FINISH LINE. GOODBYE OLD ME..2 HELLO NEW YORK. GOODBYE GIVING UP!


Anyways...about 10 pictures later...and 13 bags of pasta from Trader Joe's...I come back to my apartment and leave right away to go to New Jersey for a family weekend...a very somber weekend...

Oh, so I get this e-mail from one of our runners asking these questions about corals.

Then she mentioned something about having the Taper Worm.

My reaction...what a great way to express the last few weeks of training as a "taper worm" because it truly sucks!

Anyways, that's the real reason for the topic...

Taper worm..

2 comments:

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Anonymous said...

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