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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
Thank you Sparkfriends...
Tuesday, August 23, 2011      30 comments

I was reflecting last night on how far I have come on my journey to 26.2. I reflected on where my support REALLY comes from. It comes from you folks. With the exception of my immediate family, my life is pretty much devoid of support. Even ... Read more
Long run over... lessons learned
Sunday, August 21, 2011      24 comments

In a word.... punishment. That is how I would describe my last 20 mile run. In my world, there is no such thing as a bad run. there is always something to be gained from a less than pleasant experience. To perform an autopsy is a good idea ... Read more
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...
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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

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