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If not fast, then maybe far:
Friday, November 22, 2013      6 comments

The 2013 running season is winding down. I have one more race that I'm committed to, a 5 mile turkey trot Thanksgiving morning. I'm thinking about next year and I have a bunch of stuff lined up. A couple weeks ago I read about one of the "Mainly... Read more
Taking it in stride -followup
Monday, November 18, 2013      2 comments

Last week, I mentioned runner Michael Wardian's plan to run marathons in both San Antonio and Las Vegas yesterday. Well although he didn't meet his goal to run each in under two-and-a-half hours, he won the San Antonio Rock and Roll Marathon fir... Read more
Taking it in stride...
Thursday, November 14, 2013      1 comments

I've heard that on average we only use 5% of our intellects and 15% of our lung capacities. I like to think that our breathing and thinking are not that shallow. Anyway, I saw two shared articles on Facebook today that made me see what a wh... Read more
Chomping at the bit.
Friday, November 01, 2013      4 comments

Today was the first day of registration for next year's Run For The Red Marathon. It's a one-way downhill race. It was a blast this year and an exciting first official marathon even though it was a little rough on the quads. I didn't want to ri... Read more
What we have here...
Wednesday, October 30, 2013      4 comments a failure to communicate. MY BAD! I read the first comment on my last blog entry and thought I buried my point too deeply and I responded directly. Now I see three comments that say basically the same thing, so I guess I completely screwed... Read more
Back From The Races...
Wednesday, October 30, 2013      7 comments

Well, it's fall marathon time and there are a bunch of us who ran or are planning to run one. We all have different abilities, goals, expectations, and reasons for taking this challenge at all. I've been following real world and online friends' ... Read more
Off to the races-
Friday, October 18, 2013      3 comments

I haven't blogged in a while because the main thing that has been on my mind was being ready for the Empire State Marathon and I figured I'd spare everyone a constant barrage of that. But now it is upon me so I'll indulge. Saturday morning ... Read more
There's a Motivational Poster for Runners that Says...
Tuesday, September 17, 2013      6 comments

"BLACK TOENAILS ARE SEXY." OK! Maybe when they are attached to someone else. I hate my own and they generate sympathy from Judith, but I don't think they contribute to our passion. Toe blisters are are my number one de-motivator. I'll run w... Read more
Where Do I Fit In?
Sunday, August 11, 2013      5 comments

I'm running in a 5K in the morning and I just printed out the registration form and filled it out. There were three check-boxes: Competitive Runner, Runner, and Walker. I wasn't quite sure what the distinction was between Competitive Runner and ... Read more
Upgrade or Downgrade?
Friday, July 26, 2013      4 comments

A friend of mine got fitted for a bicycle at an expensive East-Side pro-shop when we were both much younger and paid what seemed like a huge number of 1986 dollars for a Panasonic Team Japan road bike. He rode it a few times and decided it was t... Read more
No Animals Were Hurt...
Monday, June 24, 2013      4 comments the making of this entry. I was cycling down a steep hill at a pretty good clip yesterday when I'm passed by a Mercedes convertible with the top down. About four hundred feet in front of me, it stops dead right in the lane. Flashers g... Read more
I Had No Idea...
Friday, June 21, 2013      4 comments

I got the following email this morning: From: MapMyRun (info@mapmyfitness.messages4.c
om) This sender is in your safe list. Sent: Fri 6/21/13 10:18 AM To: ***** This email may cause spontaneous fist pumps. Congrats on Your 35... Read more
Idyllic Afternoon...
Wednesday, June 05, 2013      4 comments

I posted this in the Today's Run thread on the Sparky Marathoners' message board. I think it says something about the way people who try to take care of their bodies relate to each other. Here in the US today was "National Running Day". I w... Read more
"Little Scare" Revisited
Monday, June 03, 2013      3 comments

I went for a run today. I was gone for about an hour and a half. When I left I jogged over a muddy spot on my driveway and this track was not in it. ... Read more

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