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Last long run before taper...

Thursday, August 18, 2011      27 comments

Well, this is it. Tomorrow is the last long run before taper. It is August 18 and in 4 weeks the gun is going to go off. I am not nervous. At least not about finishing... Read more

Thanks RAYBEEZ! You helped put it all in perspective :)

Tuesday, August 16, 2011      29 comments

A Sparkfriend made a comment on an old blog from late 2009. It was about my first 10K and what that race meant to me etc... www.sparkpeople.com/mypa
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al.asp?blog_id=2620075 Re-reading ... Read more

fitness milestone for me...

Wednesday, August 10, 2011      35 comments

I wanted to get one more longer run in before i started night shift. On tuesday, I loaded up with the gels, water etc and NO mp3 player. I set out with no higher goal in mind than to simply run and have fun doing it. The temps were just right fo... Read more

week 5 ..marathon countdown....

Sunday, August 07, 2011      26 comments

Just a short set of notes here. Im off of 12 hr shifts day shift, in another couple days, i will be swinging over to midnight shift for 7 days with 12 hr weekends. 630pm to 630 am. once i adjust, i will just keep it light duty running if any an... Read more

Just being honest here.....

Tuesday, August 02, 2011      58 comments

Im not going to pull the wool over anyones eyes, I have ALOT of anxiety over my marathon. There is alot riding on it. For example, this race is being run in my hometown. Im originally from the Rochester NY area. I havent seen my family back home... Read more

Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Why do I want to run the marathon?

Monday, August 01, 2011      45 comments

What the marathon means to me… Sometimes to succeed, you have to define why you are doing what you are doing. For me, finishing the marathon represents a rite of passage. Crossing the finish line is a transition into a new life. I will be... Read more

Week 6 marathon training countdown..

Saturday, July 30, 2011      30 comments

my training has been inconsistent at best. Between some long shifts at the mine and the heat that we have had, it has been some tough going. inspite of the difficulties, there have been some real improvements. I ran a 13.1 mile long ru... Read more

Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts What has worked for me so far.. 7 lessons from the battlefront.

Thursday, July 21, 2011      227 comments

What has worked for me so far, lessons learned and tips. One of the most important things I have ever done was journaling, especially toward the beginning of my journey. I have changed so much from the person that I used to be that I have ... Read more

Week 9, Marathon countdown summary....

Thursday, July 14, 2011      14 comments

Here is my week in review... its a little late seeing as how i am almost through with week 8 but i have been insane busy and have not been on much at all. Sunday - Insane 61 mile ride on the cycle 5 hrs 13 minutes.. Monday Rest Tues Li... Read more

Major fitness milestone..

Monday, July 04, 2011      41 comments

While on vacation over this weekend, my eating was really good. I was focused on eating right and went for a 10K run Saturday as more of an insurance policy against any dietary boo boos but over all I did really well. The big accomplishment... Read more

Week 10. Marathon countdown...

Wednesday, June 29, 2011      18 comments

Generally I blog what ever tickles my fancy or I share some big event, venting or whatever. Right now, I am dedicating the next 10 weeks to my marathon countdown. it is 10 weeks until I begin race taper and I wanted to chronicle my marathon jour... Read more

been AWOL for a little bit, here is whats been happening in pictures....

Thursday, June 23, 2011      48 comments

Got my shadow box from the Green bay Half Marathon... NICE!! Got a cool Fathers Day message on the whiteboard in my office Read more

Had a great long run...

Wednesday, June 15, 2011      35 comments

620AM - Feeling a little uneasy about what lies ahead Gorgeous Sunrise on Lake Superior! Pictur... Read more

Dreading my long run, pushing through the doubt.

Monday, June 13, 2011      23 comments

YOU KNOW YOU'RE A RUNNER WHEN YOU BUY HAMMER PRODUCTS IN BULK! I feel a certain sense of dread about my long run tomorrow. I only have about 9 more opportunities to ge... Read more

Turning It Up A Notch..

Friday, June 10, 2011      22 comments

I sat down and began to start calculating my weekends and figuring out how many opportunities i have to do long runs for my Marathon training. By long runs, i mean runs whe... Read more


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