Wednesday, August 09, 2006

Team Inov-8

Last week I received an email from the Team Inov-8 Rep. She asked me if I was interested in racing on a woman's team for Inov-8 at the JFK 50 Mile Race in November, in Maryland. The woman's team can have 5 members and 3 of the members will score/place. My first comment was "oh my gosh, I'm not good enough". Then I felt foolish for spurting out my true feelings about myself. I was worried she would think less of me, because I thought less of myself. I wasn't sure what I was feeling. That I was too fat, that I was too slow, that I'm an imposture runner..all of that. I need to work on my feelings about myself.

After conversing with another member of the team, I have decided that I will participate. I mean, really, what an honor! I get to travel to Maryland, a part of the country that I have never visited to take part in a race that I wouldn't be running in otherwise, and I'll get to meet these other women that I wouldn't otherwise meet. It really will be awesome. I've never flown to a race before..I've never raced farther from MN than IL! I'm looking forward to it.

I am going to put the feelings that I am not good enough away, and I am going to continue training hard, getting into the best shape of my life, and come November I'll run as well as I can and have a blast doing it! Isn't that what this is all about anyhow?? This is just the reason why I was so excited when I received the Inov-8 sponsorship.

This morning I and Topaz hit the trail for 6 miles. The ponds are drying up, we need some rain. I took a few pictures of him and see that I am not the best 'focus-er'. I'm focusing on weeds and noses and who knows what else!

Tonight is Run Club. I'm looking forward to seeing everyone.

9 comments:

olga said...

I loved how someone commented on the last post - you are someone's Pam...how true.
Julie, so great they are doing it! You go, hun, and you enjoy it, and meet others, and see new trails, and do best you can on a given day whatever this day brings you - because you are you, and they know it.
Inov-8 is a nice team with perks of flying. This is your opportunity to explore other races in the country. You totally deserve it! Shoot, they must have done some extensive work on your running career and personality, so don't you ever think you're not good enough if thye think otherwise:)

Jen said...

Your success really motivates me and your comments often bring tears to my eyes. I hope you get to work on that negative self talk, because as olga said, this team did their homework. They wanted you. Run on Julie.

Susan said...

Julie, Guess what. I'm finally getting a running dog. An Australian Shepherd. How long did it take and how did you train your Border for running?

Sarah said...

That is awesome! Enjoy the perks, you deserve them. : )

Lora said...

Congrats!! Yes...this is exactly what it's all about!!

cathy said...

Congrats Julie
What a fun and terrific opportunity for you. You might not have noticed but you have been winning (or at least placing) in most of your races lately. You are a slowpoke no more. Congrats again!

Anonymous said...

Julie, you are just awesome! I read your post everyday for inspiration! Thank you!!! and Congratulations!

angie's pink fuzzy said...

wow, that's awesome!!! yay!!!

Travis said...

Congrats!!! This is awesome. You deserve it. Keep up the great work and good luck.