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Day 2 Week 4 – Thanks for The Memory (Peru)

Marathon Training Travel day, no running, Thanks for the memory Today I bid farewell to Peru. A place that hosts, among other things, Machu Picchu, Pisco Sour, and Chicha Morada. This is my first trip to the country and actually … Continue reading

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Day 1 Week 4 – Cusco, the Inca Capital

Marathon Training 38 min (approx 4 miles), cloudy & 48 degree Cusco, Peru No place that I have been carries its traditions more than the city of Cusco in Peru. The city was the capital of the Inca Empire.  Which … Continue reading

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Week In Review – 12 May 2019

First of all, Happy Mother’s Day. I ran 38 min. (Approx. 4 miles) with periodic walking breaks. The breaks were necessary to allow my lungs to suck in thin air going up the hills. The city of Cusco is located … Continue reading

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Day 6 Week 3 – Visit To Machu Picchu

Marathon Training No running. Visit to Machu Picchu After some long anticipations and plannings, finally, I made it to Machu Picchu.  My intro to the Wonders of the World.  The trip came with an unexpected twist that I shall explain … Continue reading

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Day 5 Week 3 – Wonders And Miracles

  Marathon Training 38 min (approx 4 miles), cool & 50 degree Finally squeezed in a short run today. Friday’s Thoughts It’s weekend!  And more than that, two happenings makes this a super weekend for me. First, it’s Mother’s Day … Continue reading

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Day 4 Week 3 – The Ups and Downs of Travel

  Marathon Training Pretty consumed by travel today. After a morning flight, spent most of the day in the car. No running. The Ups and Downs of Travel First, the downs: Without the comfort of home or routines to back … Continue reading

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Day 3 Week 3 – On Human Relations

Marathon Training My travel continues.  Plenty of walking today but no running. Why can’t people get along? Have you wondered why people refuse to pull in same direction and keep wasting limited resources?  Is it lack of trust, leadership, failure … Continue reading

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Day 2 Week 3 – Why Travel?

Travel Day 29 min (approx 3 miles)  is scheduled.  But I am spending most of my day in the airports, coming and going.  Suppose to land well past sunset.  So my run may not happen. Training While on the topic … Continue reading

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Day 1 Week 3 – Dandelions, My Spiritual Partners?

  48 min (5 miles) with fartlek, pleasant & 63 degree Pulling dandelions can be a frustrating experience – they have long roots and are very persistent. But like most things in life, how we frame our experience can have … Continue reading

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Week In Review – 5 May 2019

Know your pace for marathoners is equivalent to the maxim about know thyself – it is  easier said than done.  To realize the reward, paying attention and working diligently towards the end goal have no substitutes.  My marathon training is … Continue reading

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