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40 miles to 40 km on 40th birthday

When I was approach my 40th birthday, I decided that I want to do something extra special to celebrate it. I had a friend of mine that celebrated his birthday each year with a marathon run with his friends. So, I decided why not celebrate my 40th with a 40 mile to 40 km run. And since my birthday...

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Acres of Diamonds


"You are, at this moment, standing, right in the middle of your own 'acres of diamonds'".
Earl Nightingale


Earl Nightingale prepared and delivered an essay called "Acres of Diamonds" which was based on an essay and speech by the same name originally writt...

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When I started to run

When I started to run, I wanted to set up a goal to help me to run. So, I set a goal to be able to run around the major road in my community on my birthday. My birthday was approximately two and one half months away. When I started, I established a plan that would help me to reach this goal in th...

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40 miles to 40 km on 40th birthday

When I was approach my 40th birthday, I decided that I want to do something extra special to celebrate it. I had a friend of mine that celebrated his birthday each year with a marathon run with his friends. So, I decided why not celebrate my 40th with a 40 mile to 40 km run. And since my birthday...

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30 miles to 30 km on 30th birthday

When I was approach my 30th birthday, I decided that I want to do something extra special to celebrate it. I had a friend of mine that celebrated his birthday each year with a marathon run with his friends. So, I decided why not celebrate my 30th with a 30 mile to 30 km run. And since my birthday...

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Reality Check 101

You got yourself here, it's up to you to get yourself where you would rather be. Beating yourself up for having gotten yourself here is just an undermining tactic meant to distract you from pursuing your goal. Every time we give in to those little, innocent temptations (hit the snooze, indulge in a ...

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Why Am I Doing This?

When I started my Medical Weight Loss Program we were asked to spend about 10 minutes and fill out this paper. It asked us why we wanted to reach our goals and had 12 lines. It was a bit difficult to come up with 12 and not seem selfish, conceited or unthoughtful. These should be thought provoking a...

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tipping point: Accumulated Good

What if I had to quit every time I wasn't perfect ....??? well I wouldn't get anywhere. On any given day I might overeat, skip a meal, miss fitness minutes, not top off my water quota, lack sleep, skip a login, break a streak.

... there's still other meals I got right in a day, and previous ...

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50 miles to 50 km on 50th birthday

When I was approach my 50th birthday, I decided that I want to do something extra special to celebrate it. I read about this person that celebrate his birthday each year by running one mile for each year and he had his kids help him by running with him part of the way. So, I decided that I would c...

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40 miles to 40 km on 40th birthday

When I was approach my 40th birthday, I decided that I want to do something extra special to celebrate it. I had a friend of mine that celebrated his birthday each year with a marathon run with his friends. So, I decided why not celebrate my 40th with a 40 mile to 40 km run. And since my birthday...

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