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maybe I should explain...

Tuesday, October 18, 2011      76 comments

In a word, I have been struggling of late. I surprised a few people when I dropped my team leadership positions and I am really sorry for the sudden no notice departures. I really have not wanted to blog about this but I feel it is time and I gu... Read more

WhistleStop Half Marathon

Sunday, October 16, 2011      40 comments

Me fooling around at the expo.. :) Read more

coping with failure..the path to success...

Thursday, October 06, 2011      34 comments

As the year winds down, I am beginning a new phase in my training but before I can begin any of this in earnest, I have to confront an age old adversary my weight... No matter what I dream of doing, unless I win a victory on the scale,... Read more

Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts I am a runner....i acknowledge it....its something special to me..

Monday, October 03, 2011      66 comments

I work in a pretty rough job where people are not afraid to tell you what they are really thinking. That just comes with the territory when you work in an industrial, blue collar environment. The boys are just "the boys" and nothing will change ... Read more

Blues over... Kept it short, on to next goal....

Saturday, October 01, 2011      22 comments

I was on a low ebb after my race but it never really set in until after I got home. Once the smoke settled, the feelings started rolling in. I have read about it many times and experienced it on a smaller scale with other races but this was mor... Read more

Lessons From The Marathon Part 5 - Recovery

Thursday, September 29, 2011      27 comments

This is the last I will bore you with the details but again, I feel its important. Its not so much a how to but rather it is more what I experienced and what I did about it. I hope someone is helped by it or, like in my last post, doesnt make th... Read more

Lessons From The Marathon Part 4...The Race

Thursday, September 29, 2011      20 comments

Despite my previous racing experience, I made some blunders that almost cost me big time. It goes to show that you are never above totally screwing up, ever, and you have to keep your guard up. All of the info is not stuff that folks must do to ... Read more

Lessons From The Marathon Part 3…The Taper and race night

Wednesday, September 28, 2011      19 comments

-The mental crash - it might happen to you, be prepared if it does. This was an interesting time for me. After I finished my last long run and officially began my taper, something happened. Rather than being driven my some sort of anxiet... Read more

Lessons From The Marathon Part 2..Training, Long Runs, Gels etc..

Tuesday, September 27, 2011      32 comments

Now for the boring stuff on training... -The Long Run(s) I am GRATEFUL for every long run I have ever done. I don’t understand training plans that have only ONE 20 mile run in them. This is why I like the Galloway plan so much, you ar... Read more

Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Lessons From The Marathon-Part1..Mental Toughness

Saturday, September 24, 2011      108 comments

One of the biggest factors of the marathon was the mental aspect. There are several things that I did in training that really paid off handsomely during the race... 1) Running without music on some of my long runs. - Running without mu... Read more

Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Rochester Marathon blog with pictures....

Wednesday, September 21, 2011      130 comments

Here it is by popular demand... lol.... Frankly, my race experience may not have been what it was if it wasnt for the support I got from all of my Sparkfriends. I mean that seriously. I am motivated for sure BUT.... sometimes.... you just gotta ... Read more

Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Last blog for a while....

Sunday, September 11, 2011      62 comments

My first marathon is just around the corner. I am leaving early Tuesday morning for New York. This has been a long road to make it to this point. A part of me feels like I have been through the grinder while the other part of me would not trade... Read more

Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts My Marathon Journey.. (video blog)

Tuesday, August 30, 2011      84 comments

Here is a short video I cobbled together that seems to best represent my journey so far... I hope you like it. Thank you so much for all of your support and for just being there for me as I get through the pre-race jitters. Your words of en... Read more

Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts This has been so worthwhile.

Monday, August 29, 2011      31 comments

Training for the marathon has been far more to me than simply gutting out my long runs and praying for a swift segue to the finish line. This last year has been one of the most meaningful to me. This has been far more than a physical journey. Th... Read more

Tomorrow, I will be 42.

Saturday, August 27, 2011      33 comments

Tomorrow, I will be 42. I have accomplished alot and the best is yet to come. The Marathon is rapidly approaching....Sept 18th.. As I am writing this, I am finally getting up enough gumption to get out for my run. This is strictly alo... Read more


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