Amanda Bowers is a Mom, Writer, Runner, Teacher, Learner for life. Living a life with intention, passion and purpose! Nuun ambassador, and Asheville Marathon Ambassador. Running inspires her:
Such beauty greeted me on my run tonight. Lonely streets,
snow covered ground,
little footprints and happy snowmen winking at me with crooked grins, lopsided hats and carrot noses — signs of the joyful life that graced another snow day.
Small town charm surrounding me as I passed churches and little bungalows with red doors…
The sky lit up with the sun peeking through for a glorious sunset over the Blue Ridge Mountains.
It stopped me in my tracks.
in awe at the beauty that is there for us when we slow down to take it in.
I ran on with the perfect song in my ear, my heart feeling big and wild
passing field after field,
street after street
Then there it was…the bright and full moon leading me home,
smiling down on me while I counted the first stars of the night…feeling blessed and beyond grateful to be living this life and to have the gift of the run.
Her favorite running quote is:
“The music of a marathon is a powerful strain, one of those tunes of glory. It asks us to forsake pleasures, to discipline the body, to find courage, to renew faith and to become one’s own person, utterly and completely.”
—Dr. George Sheehan
My main fall goals are to enjoy building a base and getting ready for Boston Marathon training to begin (Asheville Marathon will be a training run). I want to be more conscious of making time for strength work, getting good sleep, and finding a good training plan to use for winter/spring training. I am also running the Savannah Half Marathon as a start with my marathon training. Oh, and to spread the word about the Asheville Marathon of course! :)
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