Greatness! This is what I aim for when I am running. Every time I lace my shoes I think about the moment of truth that all runners face when we cross the finish line giving it our all. During the height of my marathon training, I put in around 100 miles a week. During race season, I section my training by day – morning runs are at a faster pace, and afternoon runs are at a slower pace. I also incorporate swimming, cycling, and weight training into my schedule. Even my diet changes during race season. I have found that refraining from eating meat increases my oxygen inflow and outflow.
I can’t think of a time that I haven’t been running. My mother often shares her story with friends that I was running before I was walking. Aside from the health benefits, another advantage of running is that it is a very inexpensive sport. You only need dry fit clothes and a great pair of shoes, even though I have about a hundred pairs (smiles). Since runners are continually getting faster and breaking records, it is critical to be on the cutting edge of technology. I like to associate AcceleDent® technology with running technology. AcceleDent is a groundbreaking device with SoftPulse Technology™ that provides a fast track to a beautiful smile, and the benefits are immeasurable.
Running is a sport that involves a great deal of commitment and motivation. Before I begin every run, I read this quote on my refrigerator: “Every morning in Africa, a gazelle wakes up. It knows it must run faster than the fastest lion or it will be killed. Every morning a lion wakes up. It knows it must outrun the slowest gazelle or it will starve to death. It doesn’t matter whether you are a lion or a gazelle . . . when the sun comes up, you’d better be running.”