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Happy Sunday!

I truly enjoy Sunday’s.  I am not sure what makes them more special than Saturday’s, but they are. During training I use Sunday’s for my long runs, morning or midday (depending on temperature). Maybe that is why I enjoy them.

Anyways, today is an exciting day in the Brown household.  There is a scholarship program called “Distinguished Young Women of Iowa” and it is held here in Ottumwa.  The program is for high school seniors, and starts this week.  Girls from all over Iowa will spend the week here in Ottumwa, doing wonderful things in the community, as well as practicing their talent for the show on Saturday. This year my husband and I are hosting a girl for the week, and we get to met her today!  I’m not sure who is more excited, Charlie or myself.

With that being said, I may be lacking in the blogging this week.  I apologize.  I will be with her at practice every evening from 7-9 pm, so I will take my laptop with me and attempt to blog then.  I say attempt because I will most likely be chatting with the other host “moms”.

However, the things I would like to get on the blog this week are:

things to postIf there is something particular you want to see just let me know!

Lastly, if you read my post Motivation, you know that I am a motivation junkie.  If there is anything you do today, PLEASE watch this one hour documentary.  I talked about it on the post, and will probably reference it again because it is that good.  I watched this while I was a junior at the University of Iowa and fell in love with it.  If you do not believe in yourself or think you can’t run, you will feel very different at the end of this.

Warning: get tissues!  Okay, I am over sensitive and cry at almost anything, but this documentary will (hopefully) make you shed tears of joy.


A quick summary of the documentary:

Can anyone run a marathon? How do you run 26.2 miles if you have trouble making it around the block? With good coaching, discipline, and lots of group support, as NOVA shows when it follows 13 generally sedentary people through a training regimen designed to prepare them for an ultimate test of stamina and endurance. Produced in cooperation with the Boston Athletic Association®, which granted NOVA unprecedented access to the 111th Boston Marathon®, and Tufts University, “Marathon Challenge” takes viewers on a unique adventure inside the human body, tracking the physiological changes that exercise can bring about.

View the documentary HERE.

Please let me know your thoughts.  It truly is an inspirational video. I cry throughout the whole video, but the waterworks really come into full affect at the end. 🙂

Again, Happy Sunday!

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