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Silver Strand in Excrutiating Detail
Monday, November 14, 2011      2 comments

Now that a new day has dawned, I can look back on the half marathon with a little perspective and see it in the context of the path ahead. The day itself turned out to be perfect. The rain had passed by about 2AM (so the weather news said) and... Read more
Silver Strand Half Marathon
Sunday, November 13, 2011      5 comments

Disappointed. That's not a popular emotion on SparkPeople.com, but too bad. It's how I feel. I expected to do better. Felt I had every reason to have those expectations. And through 9 miles, I was on track to meet those expectation. ... Read more
Why Do I Like Running: Pt. 8
Tuesday, November 08, 2011      2 comments

Chapter 8: Discovering the Joy (Long and rambling, but time to wrap this up.) I went back through my blog archives and found the point in time when I made the intentional shift from focus on weight to focus on performance. It was right a... Read more
Why Do I Like Running: Pt. 7
Monday, November 07, 2011      1 comments

Chapter 7: A New Spark The new millenium didn't inspire change in me. 30s turned into 40s as I trudged along to the same tune that had taken hold of me during the previous decade and I let myself get old; not just in body but also in mind.... Read more
Why Do I Like Running: Pt. 6
Sunday, November 06, 2011      1 comments

Chapter 6: The 30s 1992 was a transition year. Through 1991, and for the 3-4 years prior, I'd been in peak physical condition, probably on par with my fitness level during high school. Living in Northern Virginia during the winter of 1992... Read more
Why Do I Like Running: Pt. 5
Saturday, November 05, 2011      1 comments

Chapter 5: The First (and Only?) Half Marathon With the realization that I couldn't finish a 10-mile training run - in the noonday sun, without water, and without paying heed to proper training pace - I had all but decided to skip the '88 L... Read more
Why Do I Like Running? Pt. 4
Friday, November 04, 2011      0 comments

Chapter 4: Running into Adulthood Despite my modest high school cross country career coming to an end with a whimper, I still would look back on that experience with some fondness, and I would always classify myself as a runner as a result ... Read more
Why Do I Like Running? Pt. 3
Friday, November 04, 2011      2 comments

Chapter 3: Cross Country Fail As a mediocre to average cross country runner, it fed my pride and served as a source of motivation to be a star at the B-level rather than a pack runner at the A-level. That motivation only took me so far tho... Read more
Why Do I Like Running? Pt. 2
Thursday, November 03, 2011      2 comments

Chapter 2: Cross Country Rookie Now a full-fledged member of the varsity x-country team, I found myself in the #10 spot on the ladder, running in the neighborhood of a 21-22 minute 5K. The 5K distance was the standard distance for high sch... Read more
Why Do I Like Running? Pt. 1
Wednesday, November 02, 2011      2 comments

I feel like telling a story. It’s boring and personal, and not really much of a story, actually. It’s more a series of reflections on my part, brought on by the question “why do I like running?” It's a little hard to put a finger on the answe... Read more
Double Dose of Reality
Saturday, October 01, 2011      2 comments

Serving #1: I woke up this 1st of October morning with the motivation to start a fresh month and make a solid push to getting in solid shape for November, the half marathon race and the start of the endurance phase of marathon training. I knew ... Read more
What I Did on my Summer Vacation
Monday, July 25, 2011      7 comments

"Vacation" started for me in April when I was laid off and unemployed for the first time in my life. At the time, it was a little disconcerting, but I was mentally prepared and actually kind of excited about the potential opportunity for a new ... Read more
I Hereby Claim...
Thursday, July 14, 2011      7 comments

...the title of biggest dork on SparkPeople.com: ... Read more
Notes to Self on Marathon Eve Eve
Saturday, January 22, 2011      6 comments

I've run one marathon. It wasn't glorious. I reveled during the first 7 miles, started to go to work through the next 6, struggled through the next 5, and battled through the next 4. Total those numbers up and that's only 22. It had ta... Read more
No Comment (video blog)
Monday, July 12, 2010      4 comments

Quin captured me in a moment of youthful silliness. Better to post here than on YouTube. I won't be leaving it up for long, so chuckle now.... Read more

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