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Only One Hill

What can I say? There IS only one hill, but the average incline is 12%, with the last 50 yards to the finish line at the summit a steep 22%. This mountain is hidden by clouds in this photo below, but you get the idea. Last week I had the …

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The Power of Rest

I just took a week off from running and almost 2 weeks off from lifting and I did not wake up this morning weak and fat. I took my first real vacation in years-7 days of fun and rest, food and drink, no hotel workouts, and only 1 very easy …

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From Elephants to Monkeys

The monkey is off my back. Yesterday culminated  months of training and just about a year with a new coach. And we all survived. Yesterday I ran my longest race and ran my longest duration-ever-despite rolling my ankle three weeks ago in a practice 10 mile trail race. No one …

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Injury Update: It’s all mental now, or is it?

It has now been 10 days since I sprained my foot/ankle in a trail race, while training for my goal race which is in 12 days. I have been working hard to maintain my fitness-without running. It is becoming increasingly more difficult to have patience and to remain calm and …

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I am not an Olympic Athlete

So much talk and so many stories about the “Road to Rio” right now. So many athletes, so many years of training, hopes and dreams and it all comes down to 1 race, 1 meet, 1 lift, 1 hole, 1 game. Not everyone makes it. That is the way life …

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The Rest of the Story

I was recently asked to shoot a video testimonial to talk about my running training at Gain Strength and Conditioning; it was easy and not so easy at the same time. It was easy to explain that I love to run and I love to challenge myself and work on …

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Happy New Year! Resolution Run 5K 2016

The first race of the year brings excitement, apprehension, and promise. So much so  I decided to forego my goal of an 800 mile year (795.1 according to Runkeeper, but my daughter insisted I had some unrecorded mileage, so I am probably good) to rest and be able to run …

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My 2015 in Pictures

I didn’t want to let the last day of 2015 go by without one last post; and I thought it would be cool to simply post meaningful pictures from each month to capture the essence of the year as a whole. It was harder than I thought, and it took …

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Inspiration Works Both Ways

I have heard often over the last 3 years about inspiration. My friends and colleagues have gone back to the gym, have started moving, and some have transformed themselves. Some have started and made many pitstops along the way, but they find it in themselves to start again, and again, …

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Let Yourself Get Lost

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This is one of the themes that inspired this blog. I do have a tendancy to get a little bit “turned around.” I do not have a great sense of direction; I once got lost inside the MGM Grand hotel in Las Vegas. I ended up logging 2 miles inside …

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