We just loved a recent post from Caratunk Girl, reviewing her “2010 Lessons”, and thought it was an excellent post for this Valentine’s Day as well, so she has kindly agreed to cross post it here for IceSpike readers to enjoy! Of course, if you’d like to add YOUR 2010 lessons in the comments below, we’d absolutely love to see them!
Go where most don’t, you’ll be rewarded.
|Grand Traverse of Baxter Park|
When you run a certain race enough times, you look forward to the little things.
|Moose at the Mid-Winter 10 Mile Classic
Translation: “Hard Core” in Maineglish
Never miss an opportunity for a beauty break…
|Daicey Pond, Baxter State Park|
…or to skinny dip with friends in northern Maine in March.
|Yeah, it was cold, but totally worth it.|
Trust your crazy ideas, they just might take off (here’s to you Fatty, you sure know how to get us to do crazy stuff to fight cancer).
|I rode 100 miles on my trainer. 5 days before a marathon. Yup, I am a nimrod, and I am doing it again!|
Caratunk has superwomen.
|Beth and I, Sugarloaf Marathon, my favorite marathon.|
Nothing is better than getting greeted by a friend after a cold 16 mile run.
|Bailey greeting me after one of my colder training runs.|
When you get the opportunity to do the right thing, even if it seems small, do it.
If you can’t get into an ice bath, take a stream bath. The effects are similar, except your mind recovers more than your legs.
|My private pool|
Riding with friends is awesome.
|Scouting Timberman bike course|
Being at an Ironman start is hands down one of the most exciting things I have experienced. Ever.
|Ironman Lake Placid swim start|
I am glad I took the left.
|Crossroads – left means Ironman, right means…something else.|
206 159 days until Ironman Lake Placid!!!
|It was worth standing in line, right Jon?|
Meat beaters after an 80 mile ride are a sign of love and support.
|My 87 year old grandmother, still there cheering me on!|
Patience is a virtue.
|I have a hard time waiting to recover after a race, Bailey is all about waiting.|
We are pretty small in the scheme of things.
|Hamlin ridge, Baxter State Park|
Getting up at 3am and climbing a mountain in the dark in order to summit before everyone else – totally worth it.
|Katahdin, looking toward Pamola Peak, Baxter Park Maine|
Sometimes you have to get really close to something to feel its power.
|John and I, Grand Falls, Dead River|
|Me and Pop|
|I am on Team Trakkers!! YEAH YEAH YEAH!|
Be thankful for all of your gifts…
|Nana under ware and all|
Wishing you all a safe and Happy New Year Valentine’s Day!!!