Author Archives: terryshen

Day 3 Week 9 – A Vicarious Living

7 miles easy pace, cloudy & 78 degree For close to a year, I have been living vicariously through someone. Yes, indeed. You see, I have been campaigning for this candidate who is running in a competitive race for a … Continue reading

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Day 2 Week 9 – Fun & Fitness

5 miles easy pace (fartlek in mile 4), humid & 79 degree Yesterday, the outdoor temperature was 83 degree while I ran.  It was so hot, sweats kept on pouring out of my body, soaking my gears, and salting my … Continue reading

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Day 1 Week 9 – Establishing Rapport

7 miles easy pace, hot & 83 degree The quickest way for me to establish rapport with strangers is through small talk.  From my summer job in school as a door to door salesperson to canvassing for candidates now, this … Continue reading

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Week In Review – 17 Jun 2018

Week Eight of my Erie Marathon training.  Total miles ran this week: 41.  My weight is 149 pounds and resting heart rate 61 beats per minute. Stephen Covey, author of the the Seven Habits of Highly Effective People, advocated an inside-out approach … Continue reading

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Day 6 Week 8 – Peaceful Saturday? Not

16 miles easy pace (168 minutes), sunny & 72 degree After a long run like today’s, I am spent.  For the balance of the day, I would be content not start anything that requires me to lift a finger.  Just … Continue reading

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Day 5 Week 8 – Democracy In Actions

  3 miles easy pace, sunny & 72 degree For nearly a year, I have been campaigning on behalf of a candidate running for local political seat.  The Primary election is in 10 days, but the early voting has started … Continue reading

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Day 4 Week 8 – 5 V’s Of Big Data

4 miles easy pace (steady @ mile 3), sunny & 70 degree To survive and thrive in today’s ferocious market place, companies compete to have their finger on the pulse of their customers.  More and more business are turning to … Continue reading

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Day 3 Week 8 – Compassion Lost?

7 miles easy pace, sunny & 70 degree In a market economy, winners take all in beating their competitions. To survive, a business needs to cover many bases, but foremost is to win. Because without winning, a business won’t last … Continue reading

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Day 2 Week 8 – A Gorgeous Day

  4 miles easy pace + 6 strides, sunny & 65 degree The sun ray was coming through the window shade, I thought best apply suntan lotion in preparation for today’s run.  But the sun was gentle, caressing my face … Continue reading

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Day 1 Week 8 – Self Worth

7 miles easy pace, cloudy & 65 degree Do you value yourself?  If that question sounds silly to you, add this, “more than others do?” –  Do you value yourself more than others do? Often our self-worth is influenced by … Continue reading

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