Sunday, October 25, 2009

Back to being "Rookie"

As I mentioned in my last blog, I wanted to change my blog name again. As you may have noticed, it's almost the same as the one I started with.

I think I'll always be a rookie runner because there is so much to learn. With all the set-backs I've had in my short running experience, I still haven't done all those mysterious things like Fartleks, Splits, Hill Repeats, etc. that so many of you talk about in your blogs.

I'm OK with being a rookie after all this time. Plus the name is sort of catchy and most of my running blogger friends know me as "Rookie". So, in the long run, that's where I am- still a rookie with lots to learn and many areas in need of improvement.

I have a small part of a song by Rush on my title box. I'm going to put the rest of the lyrics here for you. Why? Well, because Rush is one of the best groups EVER! And because the lyrics are awesome and so relevant to running and life, in general.

Marathon
by Rush

It's not how fast you can go
The force goes into the flow
If you pick up the beat
You can forget about the heat
More than just survival
More than just a flash
More than just a dotted line
More than just a dash

It's a test of ultimate will
The heartbreak climb uphill
Got to pick up the pace
If you want to stay in the race
More than just blind ambition
More than just simple greed
More than just a finish line
Must feed this burning need
In the long run...

From first to last
The peak is never passed
Something always fires the light that gets in your eyes
One moment's high, and glory rolls on by
Like a streak of lightning
That flashes and fades in the summer sky

Your meters may overload
You can rest at the side of the road
You can miss a stride
But nobody gets a free ride

More than high performance
More than just a spark
More than just the bottom line
Or a lucky shot in the dark
In the long run...

From first to last
The peak is never passed
Something always fires the light that gets in your eyes
One moment's high, and glory rolls on by
Like a streak of lightning
That flashes and fades in the summer sky


You can do a lot in a lifetime
If you don't burn out too fast
You can make the most of the distance
First you need endurance
First you've got to last...

From first to last
The peak is never passed
Something always fires the light that gets in your eyes
One moment's high, and glory rolls on by
Like a streak of lightning
That flashes and fades in the summer sky


I hope everyone is having a great Sunday! My thoughts are with those of you doing races this morning. Good luck!

6 comments:

Lisa said...

i like the new blog header, name, etc. :-)

Mel-2nd Chances said...

i think i'll always be a rookie too, you're so right, there is so much to learn :) Love the name!

Mel -Tall Mom on the Run said...

YIPPEE!! How awesome is your new name and Blog.. I am seriously SMILING right now...I have been pestering you via FB for months now to come back to me :)

That poem is Amazing!

MCM Mama said...

I like your new name and I think I'll recognize you in google reader now. ;o)

joyRuN said...

Even now, I still feel like a rookie!

RunToTheFinish said...

agreed we always have more to learn with running!