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Overdue Race Reports
Monday, January 20, 2014      1 comments

I started writing my race report for the Las Vegas RNR half marathon, but got distracted by life. And when I don't write when I have inspiration, I lose my motivation and train of thought and my potential blogs disappear into oblivion. So, hop... Read more
Staving Off the Burn-out
Thursday, October 24, 2013      0 comments

My pace has been picking up, but I may have over-did it. That and moving my runs around too much to match my sleep schedule. I wasn't getting enough sleep and was letting myself sleep in on Tuesdays and sometimes on Wednesday when I am suppose... Read more
Bloody Hell!
Wednesday, September 04, 2013      3 comments

Ok, so here's a warning. This blog may contain semi-graphic descriptions and images. If you are squeamish over the slightest sight of blood, or have a sensitive gag reflex, leave this blog, now. Not that it's really that horrible. Just want ... Read more
Yesterday's Run - Why I Don't Trust a Recreational GPS
Thursday, August 22, 2013      1 comments

So, MapMyFitness was running a promotion where you could sign up for a month of VIP membership for free. I signed up two days after it ended. But I still got it for free because they sent me an e-mail saying, "Last chance to get a free month o... Read more
Long Time No Blog - Training Update
Friday, August 16, 2013      0 comments

So, it's been a while. Again. At least my training is much more regular than my blogging! (although, looking back at my calendar, that could be debatable...) So, I got my training runs back up to 2.5 miles a week before the 4th of... Read more
Back on the Streets
Thursday, June 06, 2013      1 comments

On Sunday, I ran a mile. I did it again on Tuesday and again on Wednesday. It has been almost 7 weeks since my last workout and almost 9 since I did any consistent working out. What changed? My son was born! Two weeks before he ... Read more
Terminally ill man wins marathon while pushing daughter
Tuesday, March 19, 2013      8 comments

This is a sad, but heart-warming story that caught my eye, this morning. www.thepostgame.com/blog
on-while-pushing-daughter ... Read more
Exercise Weather
Tuesday, February 26, 2013      5 comments

Yesterday I woke up at 4:45am with my alarm, but decided I was too tired and it was too cold outside, so I went back to sleep. Remove a gold star for that one. But, this morning I woke up at 5:15 and knew I needed to get moving, so I went ... Read more
Follow the 30-minute rule
Tuesday, February 05, 2013      3 comments

Check out this story: "How I Lost 212 Pounds" health.yahoo.net/article
ounds My favorite part? "Follow the 30-minute rule No matter how busy you are, take a half-hour ea... Read more
Friday, January 25, 2013      2 comments

I woke up at 4:45, again, this morning. I ran to the gym and then back after a 25 minute workout. Then our daughter woke up early and then was being a typical stubborn, screaming 2 year old. And in the midst of her tantrum, I took my ... Read more
Rude Awakening
Thursday, January 24, 2013      3 comments

The last time I ran was Dec 18th. Long enough that I had to look at my workout calendar to find out. At the time, I figured I would start running again sometime this month or next, or maybe in March. At least I think that was the plan. ... Read more
Epiphany Extended!
Saturday, December 15, 2012      2 comments

Okay, that was a lame alliteration, but let's move on. Yesterday, I did my 3 miles despite a constant drizzle and 45 degrees. I should remove the "despite" because I rather enjoyed it. Well, except for having a hard time seeing because of... Read more
Small Epiphany Day 2
Thursday, December 13, 2012      4 comments

Got out and ran again, this morning. 2 miles. Sure beat the extra few minutes of restless sleep I would've gotten had I stayed in bed. Tomorrow I'm planning for 3. Then 4 on Saturday and 5 on Sunday. 15 miles over 5 days? I can tot... Read more
Small Epiphany
Wednesday, December 12, 2012      5 comments

Last week I didn't run at all until Saturday when my parents were in town and I got to run with my dad. You see, my daughter had been sick with a fever, so I had been going to bed late and waking up multiple times a night. This week she's ... Read more
How The Treadmill Is Killing Your Workout
Friday, November 30, 2012      8 comments

"According to a study published in the Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, walking or running indoors requires less effort than moving at the same speed outdoors. "That’s because running on rough or uneven terrain outdoors takes ... Read more

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