Sekyen and I just returned from Portugal where I had my two-day corporate speaking presentation. It was great to share The O’Meara Process with people from all over the world. We had participants from China, Singapore, Czech Republic, Russia, Italy, U.A.E., Germany, Indonesia, Thailand, and USA. The volcanic island of Madeira gave me an opportunity to alter my training regime a bit and run its mountainous terrain. Now it is time to recover from the international travel, get back into my training routines, and prepare for my upcoming race schedule.
While I was gone, I read that Joan Benoit Samuelson (a Bowdoin alum as well) broke the U.S. womens’ 50+ record in the 2008 U.S. Olympic Qualifying the day before the Boston Marathon in 2:49. Sekyen and I had the fortunate opportunity to visit and run with Joan last summer in Maine. She let me know that breaking 2:50 was her last goal in her fabulous running career. I am glad to see that she met her aspiration.
Also, my youngest brother, Marc, (the Nutrition Consultant for the One Mile Runner) ran his 12th Boston Marathon in a row – breaking the 4 hour mark in 2008. Congrats Marc!
With just 10 days to go to my first race in Tarpon Springs, Florida, we are looking forward to beginning our journey…
Posted in - My Daily Journal 2008.