I have never really been athletic. I was never really in a good shape. I hated running. I rode my bike for commuting, and swimming was essentially non existing. Then I started smoking - and was a 1 pack a day smoker.
in 1990 I stopped smoki... Read more
So today was the 50k run. Last night was windy around here. The temperature was 39 (and falling) a little snow in the air.
Before I left at 5am I had checked my email - get this - the road to the meeting place was closed until 6 because of ... Read more
As you know I am training with a buddy for a 50k run on March 3rd. Today was our long run. My buddy and I go back a long time. We have run, we have biked, we have done tri's as a part of a charitable organization, but this is something we want ... Read more
If you have followed me on SP you will know I am preparing to run a 50k run (31 and change miles) in about 6 weeks. This is the course and elevation maps. www.greenjewel.org/docs/ 2010GJCourseMap.pdf
The friend I am runn... Read more
My friend Steve Brown posted this on his blog as his holiday wish
"In this age of high tech training aids, mechanisms, tracking devices, and feedback, I thought I would share a few of the m... Read more
A true sparker should not make new years resolutions. WHAT!!! am I nuts?
First, there is a lot of research that shows, new years resolutions doesn't work for more than a couple of weeks, if that long. As a true sparker, you should not fa... Read more
So we are less than 6 hrs from midnight and 2012 and I am 372 minutes from my 2011 goal. I know some people here would obsess over why they did not reach their goal for the year. Not I. That will just be a waste of positive energy.
In all,... Read more
So, I may not quite make the goal I had set in January. I will be within a few hundred minutes though.
What should I do? Get angry with myself? Get frustrated? Try my best to reach the goal with the few days left.
I am not going to do ... Read more
I am glad the football and hockey concussions get as much press as they do. Currently there is the whole discussion about Colt McCoy from Cleveland and two key hockey players (Crosby and Giroux) are out with concussions.
The way the sport ... Read more
My friend Stephen Brown is an accomplished athlete with several ironman distances to his name, he is a coach and a motivational speaker - and he has beat leukemia. On his website today he wrote something to think about:
"And on the subject... Read more
Many of you who are reading this blog are runners and when you complete your run you are awarded a medal.
You trained, you ran, you conquered ... exciting feeling isn't it.
I have a colleague at work who has gone through some incredib... Read more
I know the last blog I posted had a sad angle, and I am still coping with what happened to these two young people in Philly last weekend.
However, something different happened. My friend John introduced me to Stephen Brown. When ... Read more
Yesterday I ran the HM in Philadelphia. It was a great run and I was thinking about what I wanted to share with my Spark friends - until my friend (who is a press person) shared that there was a press release that a 21 year old and a 40 year old... Read more
SP_COACH_NANCY says, don't let anyone stand in your way of living your dream...it's not about being first or being best, it's about accomplishing a GOAL and having the honor to share it with others!
Coach Nancy. I love this statement. It so... Read more
Earlier today I ran the Columbus half marathon. If you are close to that event, do yourself a favor and run it - or run the full. It is very well organized from start to finish. The EXPO tend to be a little crowded, but it is only an issue I as... Read more