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New Year, New Blog
Hi Everyone -- I've been a little scarce around here lately and I'm not promising that that's going to change, but it just might. In the meanwhile, I've started a new public blog and wanted to share it with you here. I'll be blogging about run... Read more
Good, Bad, Ugly
Good: I ran my 11th half marathon last weekend in Chicago -- my 11th state for the 50 states half marathon challenge.
Bad: It was my worst race ever, with a PW of 3:16:03.
Ugly: I ran the race with a broken 3rd toe on my right foo... Read more
A Four Year Running Adventure
I am a bit amazed to realize that I am celebrating four years of running this week.
In that time, Iíve logged more than 3000 miles. I havenít taken a break longer than a few days except last summer when I injured my back.
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And You Thought You Were Hiding
I spent the last three days in a simply amazing and transformational coaching class with 30 or so other people. I am still processing much of what happened in that room and I know that it will take some time to do so. But it was an incredible ... Read more
'Bout Time for Some Goals
So it wasn't that I hadn't written goals, but I just wasn't ready to post them when it came time for the annual posting of goals and resolutions that seems to happen at the beginning of every year here on Sparkpeople. And I know that because I'... Read more
Smarter Starter (2) - Newport Half Race Rpt.
So last weekend I ran the Newport (Rhode Island) half marathon with two friends. We drove down the night before to go to the expo, pick up our numbers, and bunk for the night before the early race start. The expo was tiny and we didnít spend ... Read more
I haven't been around here as much lately, but am on track with losing. Lots of things going on...
1. I turned 50 last month. Egads!
2. I just ran my first 5K of the year. And I think it was the smartest race I've ever run. Ran the ... Read more
Crisis of Confidence
I am having a big case of pre-Hood to Coast jitters and I thought that writing about it might help me.
It started a while ago, a nagging, gnawing bud of a worry that blossomed fully on tonightís 6.75 mile run. The internal rant startedÖ t... Read more
Seattle RnR Half Marathon Race Report
Seattle was the third half marathon on my dance card for 2011, but itís only the second race Iíve completed. I was a DNS for my second race, Covered Bridges in Vermont, due to a back injury in mid-May. I am slowly recovering, and doing lots o... Read more
Well this was about the last thing that I thought would happen when I left the house today.
I was signed up to run a 5K in my hometown. This is a fun race, because I know lots of people there and because it was also my first 5K. Today wa... Read more
Continuing to Evolve
I havenít been around here much. Itís not you -- itís meÖ I feel like Iím struggling. Inner demons? That sounds too melodramatic, but it feels that way a bit. And yes, o... Read more
I am tired. It's been a long difficult winter. And all I can think about lately is how tired I feel. But yesterday I felt a light dawn.
I am tired of trying and not making any meaningful progress here.
I am tired of the struggle. ... Read more
Goals - 1st quarter report...
So I haven't been hanging out here much lately... but I'm still working at it, still running and being semi-successful. Lately I've been working on getting a little faster and it seems to be paying off. I've always been a 12-13 minute mile runn... Read more
50 States Half Marathon Challenge Ė ING Miami Half Race Report
Sometime between the Richmond, Virginia Marathon last November and the ING Miami Half Marathon yesterday, I decided to Ďgo for ití on the idea of completing a half marathon in every state. Iím a big list maker and currently also working on seei... Read more
Miami Sparkers Photo
Here we all are -- marathon and half marathon finishers!
A blog and more photos will come at some point. Meanwhile, if anyone wants a copy of the photo, please SpMail me your email address!
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