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Over training is over rated, rest better so that you can train even more" - Nick Yster Bester


Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Some thanks!

"Your body will argue that there is no justifiable reason to continue. Your only recourse is to call on your spirit which fortunately functions independently of logic." - Tim Noakes

First a great thanks to Lauren from “On the Run”. I received some awesome honey gels from her after answering a question on her blog. If you don’t know or follow Lauren yet you are missing out on some crazy energy runs. Thanks Lauren! The smiley face she included in the package gives some idea of this girl's personality.


It is Comrades week and I want to thank you all for all the encouragement, messages and well wishes that have been coming my way. Thank you all, I really appreciate it! I was reminded in a song written for Comrades how I should feel this week.

You are one of the lucky ones
You are one of a chosen few
That gets to run the greatest race of them all…


I leave you with a short Comrades video. Happy running!

42 comments:

Molly said...

I'm so excited for you Johann! You're going to do great : )

Small Town Runner said...

Wishing you the best and Godspeed in your ultra adventure, Johann!

You will have the expeience of a lifetime and one few will ever enjoy. Savor every second of it!!

Small Town Runner said...

oops- typo, but you know what I mean!

Laurie said...

Enjoy, enjoy, enjoy!
I think I might have to try to do Comrades one day. It's a bit far from Philadelphia though.

Kate said...

So excited for you! Best of luck!

misszippy said...

Johann--I am so excited for you. I know you've got this all sewed up. Can't wait to hear the race report!

Good luck my friend!

Tanvir said...

Hey Johan, all the best for Comrades. I know you have done much tougher runs as part of your training for this one, but then, nothing beats Comrades for the experience. Enjoy every moment.

Marlene said...

I am so excited for you!!! Best wishes this week!

The Green Girl said...

I love Honey Stingers!

Good luck, Johann, I'm going to be thinking of you and sending tons and tons of positive energy!

Jill said...

Lucky guy there, loving that smilie sticker - I think it's a sign of things to come in Comrades!! :)

Indi said...

I agree the the smiley face is a sign of things to come! Good Luck and I know you will do great! You totally have this! Looking forward to reading all about it

Mike said...

Johann...Good luck at Comrades!

Quinton J said...

I LOVE that quote at the top. LOVE IT.

Amy said...

Good luck, Johann, I am so excited for you!

Laura said...

So excited for you! Have a blast, run hard, fast and strong.

Giorgio said...

I hope you'll enjoy that beautiful challenge! Good Luck at Comrades, Johann!

Char said...

Do we get your number so we can follow along virtually?

Good luck!

ajh said...

You must be beyond excited. I love reading your blog and will so love reading about this race in particular! Good luck!

Erika said...

You are going to do AWESOME!! Enjoy every second of it and good luck!

chris mcpeake said...

good luck. I am envious!

Quinton J said...

Good luck this weekend. The race you are running is epic and on my list of things to do before 'Q on the Move' stops moving. Until I get there, I shall run it vicariously through you my broer.

Abby @ Have Dental Floss, Will Travel said...

I love that quote at the top of your post. I'm going to keep that in mind when I'm racing in Costa Rica next month.

GOOD LUCK this weekend!! I can't wait to hear how it goes!

Kate said...

Johann - You are definitely one of my heroes! I can't believe how early you rise every day! It's amazing. I can't wait to catch up on your blog and read all this Comrades stuff. :)

lindsay said...

What a fun package! You have lots of great blogger buddies who mail you things :)

Good luck!! Can't wait to hear all about it!

HappyTrails said...

Have a wonderful time out there Johann - celebrate all the work you have put into this one!!!

Lauren said...

The days are ticking away -- so exciting.

Thanks for the call-out. As far as the smiley being part of my personality . . . well, let's just say it's ONE of my personalities : )

Best of luck to you on the big day!

Tricia said...

super exciting!

Stacey (aka UltraPrincess) said...

I am so excited for you... I have used Hal Higdon's Comrades training schedule for my 50 milers. Not even close to being there but I can pretend!!!!!

=D

Can't wait to hear your race report!!!!!!!

Thomas Bussiere said...

I use them on runs and works great (Honey gels)

You know what needs to be done. Have two goals (good day - avg day), get your mind focused, and smile along the way. Do great things and make a memory that will last lifetime.

Vera said...

Good luck tomorrow Johann! Will be thinking of you and sending you positive energy for your race! :-)

Chris K said...

I listen to an awesome Podcast talked Marathon Talk and all they've been talking about is Comrades. It's like in the U.S. we have the Super Bowl which is Boston. But in the rest of the world there is the World Cup, which is like Comrades.

Okay, maybe a weak analogy, but I do know it is HUGE in S.A.

Super good luck Johann.

p.s. Char is going to send me the flag!

Cory Reese said...

That quote is AWESOME! I love it.

Good luck!!!

Amanda@runninghood said...

Good luck to you Johann! Somehow you were not on my blog roll like you used to be so now you are again! Good good luck! You will be great!

Black Knight said...

Good luck. I am sure you will do it.
All the best.

Liz said...

6 hours to go! Good luck! Have a great time.

Tim Wilson said...

Not sure how the timing is and if you are already running, but whether you have run, are running, or already have run I hope it is great, or was great!

Her Name Is Rio said...

I can't believe it is today! Good luck and enjoy the journey Johann! Look forward to reading about it!

Ewa said...

No report yet? I can't wait!!! I kept my fingers crossed so tight I can't type they hurt so much.
Hope you had a fabulous time.

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