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Work and Workouts
Tuesday, November 09, 2010      1 comments

I had three of the people who report to me call in this past week (starting a week ago Saturday). Each had a death or serious illness in the immediate family. One tried to contact me via my cell phone but I did not get the message. I felt as if ... Read more
Marathon and an Ultra-Marathon
Wednesday, November 04, 2009      1 comments

Here is a goal I have set for myself: run in a marathon next spring (May 31st is the last acceptable date) and an ultra by the end of next years Fall season. The ultra needs to be a 50k or more....get it up there so I can see it and work towards... Read more
Thursday, October 29, 2009      1 comments

In our lives, we have two or three opportunities to be a hero, but almost every day, we have the opportunity not to be a coward. - Spanish proverb I work in a prison. I am a correctional officer. Every day, I walk a tier, escorting off... Read more
Blood, Sweat and Work
Tuesday, September 15, 2009      4 comments

It takes twenty years to become an overnight success. - Eddie Cantor Working the plan: doing this delivers so much. Setting the goals. But even before that: what is it I want to do? Why is it that I want to do this? Thinking firs... Read more
Trust the process
Saturday, September 12, 2009      2 comments

This is a hard one for me also. I tend to focus so much on the outcome, on the goal, that I can miss the fact that the process is just as important. Processes that have proven records, proven results have already demonstrated themselves. I just ... Read more
Friday, September 11, 2009      1 comments

In anarchy there is no freedom; in anarchy there are no rights; in anarchy, there is only tyranny.... Read more
Edmund Burke: more thoughts
Wednesday, September 09, 2009      3 comments

Burke wrote quite some time ago; he was prominent in the late 1790's. But I find some of his writing very informative. On religion and politics: "Supposing, however, that something like moderation were visible in the political sermon; yet p... Read more
Work Issues II
Tuesday, September 08, 2009      2 comments

The first sign of a nervous breakdown is when you start thinking your work is terribly important. - Milo Bloom Want to add more to this in a little bit: I agree and disagree with this........ Read more
Sunday, September 06, 2009      1 comments

So, had the double. It went fine. Actually got to walk for 2 hours, so got in around 5 miles or so. So, while I did not get to run, I did get a good walk in. Will have to look up the 'office workouts' here at SP. Could have easily added those in... Read more
Saturday, September 05, 2009      1 comments

Slow night, will probably have to do a double shift in the AM; so will miss the morning run...will just have to live with that... Read more
Runs (as in Running)
Thursday, September 03, 2009      3 comments

My blood pressure has dropped significantly after I started running. Before the pressure was an average of 124/80; somtimes higher (131/80), sometimes lower (121/76) but never under the magic number of 120/xx. For the last week or so, it has ave... Read more
Wednesday, September 02, 2009      1 comments

Taking the day off yesterday was an excellent idea. I ran earlier and it was a good run. Running barefoot lets my feet feel the ground; all the undulations in the surface, the 'wonderful' little pebbles and other gems of nature. I have been look... Read more
Hmm; maybe an off day?
Monday, August 31, 2009      2 comments

Ran last night and did hamstrings.....thinking about taking this morning off...working to offset the possibility of overtraining: doing too much too often can set a person back just as badly as not training........ Read more
Edmund Burke
Sunday, August 30, 2009      2 comments

Yesterday's quote (or the day before) by Burke reminds me of so much that is wrong in the politics of today. Not that the spite and malice is worse than any time previous, but the foundation underpinning the spite and malice is what is most trou... Read more
Walking Day
Sunday, August 23, 2009      0 comments

Walked for most of the time today: but did toss in 12 minutes of a slow jog (5 mph). Going barefoot is really different. My footfall is different, gait is different....and the little muscles in my foot are screaming!... Read more

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