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One Week till number 9
Sunday, May 15, 2011      3 comments

I'm in count down mode to the Edinburgh Marathon! All my hard training is completed. I just have three 5 mile runs left until we drive up to Scotland. This is now the final taper week. My race number has arrived. I'm getting mentally read... Read more
Getting closer-PreMarathon Ramblings
Thursday, May 12, 2011      9 comments

I can picture Edinburgh Castle in my mind, I can see Holyrood Park, I can hear the seagulls at the Firth Of Fyth...yep Edinburgh is on my mind. ... Read more
Setting Fire To The Rain
Thursday, May 05, 2011      4 comments

I can't hide the fact that I am a lyricist. When I listen to a song, it's not just the music that draws me's the WORDS. I'm captivated, I paint a mental picture, and get s... Read more
Let's Take The High Road!
Tuesday, May 03, 2011      9 comments

I'll be heading off to Edinburgh, Scotland in less than 3 weeks to run another marathon. Edinburgh, the Scottish Capitol is only approximately 190 miles from my village south of the border. I've traveled that distance once before, 5 years a... Read more
Puttting a bow on Monday
Monday, April 18, 2011      1 comments

Today was a slower paced day because I made it so. No run day as I am taking a self imposed rest day. It's so like me to push each and every day without a break. Seems like I am always doing something I see the value of rest and keeping o... Read more
5 and 5 more
Sunday, April 17, 2011      4 comments

I'm taking a bit of a look back and then a look ahead. Five years ago now I was preparing for my very first marathon in Edinburgh, Scotland! This was to celebrate my second ye... Read more
Sunday's thoughts
Sunday, April 17, 2011      1 comments

Just jotting down a few thoughts about how today went. Sleep...not enough as got up an hour earlier to be able to get out for a 6 mile run and not be late for church. Run...very pleased with the run and used my Brooks racers and much improve... Read more
recap of Saturday
Saturday, April 16, 2011      3 comments

My plan for Saturday's for about 2 months has been to cross train with boxing. Excellent workout this week and the pro seems to always come up with new things. I can feel I'm getting stronger with my punches and stamina, even those dredded burpe... Read more
Every Second Counts-Race Report
Tuesday, March 29, 2011      8 comments

In the blink of an eye.....tick.....a fingersnap......tick.....a breath.....tick...a life accident averted.....tick.....a foot strike.... Life happens a s... Read more
1 and 9
Sunday, March 20, 2011      4 comments

One might think that the title of my blog has something to do with American Football. You know...First down, nine yards to go. But nope, not about that and not referring to the times on a clock. It's about races. I have one week until my n... Read more
Life is like a box..
Tuesday, March 01, 2011      7 comments match! Earlier today I feel like I got hit by a one-two punch. A right jab and then a left upper cut! OUCH! I am still reeling from it and a bit dazed and numb. I ma... Read more
Where do you go?
Sunday, February 13, 2011      4 comments

Sometimes life tries to squeeze the life out of steal away the tranquility, the serentiy, the peace that brings joy. Comfort can be hard to find when everything is zipping by like it's on a high speed conveyor belt. Where do you go to... Read more
Do what you enjoy...
Saturday, January 22, 2011      7 comments

...and you will be successful! I've heard that saying a number of years ago and am going to apply it to something I have recently discovered. I enjoy boxing! Bet you wondered why the photo, and that's the reason. My gym has a box-fit cl... Read more
Another year
Sunday, January 02, 2011      6 comments

This is the place where I should put my what I want to accomplish this year. The resolutions that I will work to achieve and the deadlines I will do them by. Instead I am just going to say, this will not just be another year, it will be THE year... Read more
Day One
Monday, December 27, 2010      6 comments

emoticon A simple idea, that is not just an emoticon. It comes from the story found in THE SPARK. Today is MY day ... Read more

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