Theo's and Mimi's Corner

First Practice

Posted on March 26, 2014 at 7:35 PM

We had a terrific first WMS Running Team practice!  We have an impressive 23 runners on the team!  Today we met as a team to give an overview of the program and have runners begin to develop their own personal goals for the season.  Our emphasis is on personal improvement, pushing yourself our of our comfort level to initiate progress, and support and encourage each other.  Running is a raw sport, which is what pulls Mimi and I to it.  There is no bench to sit on, no subs, and no teammates to hide behind or pass the ball to.  It is just you, your running shoes, and the effort you put into it.  Everyone is born with their natural gifts and talents; however, everyone has personal goals and can improve themselves.  Running goals come in different forms which are not just about your speed across the ground.  Indivdiual goals can be based on the distant you run, the amount of time you run continuously, or how quickly you run a particular distance, or tackling a particular type of terrain. Today we talked about not walking, no matter what the distant.  It is important to find a pace you can complete the given run without walking.  As in all sports, running mirrors life.  Running can feel vunerable and risky at times.  It is physically challenging; however, it is an opportunity to learn about yourself when you are pushed to a perceived limit, you dig in and find the mental toughness to push futher, and you stretch yourself beyond those perceived limits.  You are often stronger than you orginially believed.  This is the heart of success and accomplishment.  Keep running strong!  Theo

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4 Comments

Reply Matt Caruso
8:12 AM on March 27, 2014 
The Daily Weather: It was 25.7 degrees at the time of practice, with winds at 6.7 mph making the temperature feel like 17 degrees.
#coldestdayyet
Reply Brady
6:35 PM on March 27, 2014 
Let's hope it stays that way
Reply Ja'Lin
8:34 PM on March 27, 2014 
Best practice ever!
Reply Robert Taylor
9:17 PM on March 27, 2014 
Hello all, I would just like to say that everyone has done a wonderful job these last two practices. I truley believe that, based on today and yesterday, everyone will complete their goals that they have set today. #CTstrong #fightthrough #thecolddontstopforus #striveforgreatness #hashtag