Category Archives: Goals

Running As A Hobby

  Yes, indeed.  Running is a hobby for me, along with yoga and meditation.  On days when I get to do all three (i.e. running, yoga, and meditation), I am a happy camper – it’s an excellent day for me.  … Continue reading

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The Last Mile

  The last mile is undoubtedly the hardest part of a marathon. Body is tired, and yet one more mile to go.  The last mile.  Never mind accumulated fatigue, enduring pain, or self doubt. The last mile is a test … Continue reading

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My Lifestyle

  Lifestyle to me is a afterthought.  No, really.  Allow me to explain. You see, I haven’t thought much about how to live.  That is usually determined by my roles in life. When I was working, I worked hard; when … Continue reading

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Mind Training

  I give in to my feelings more than I like to admit.  Specifically, my mind caves to what appears urgent.  Or my “hair on fire” experience.  One common example is the  ringing telephone.  It just won’t stop nagging “answer … Continue reading

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Don’t Feel Like It?

  Once in awhile I fall victim to my feelings.  I don’t feel motivated, not interested in pushing hard, wanting to stay in bed longer, etc.  Understand that as human beings we are subject to our mood’s fluctuations.  Once in … Continue reading

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Better Sleep! Better Sleep?

  When the body is tired enough, will the mind follow?  I am curious to find out. Ran 21 miles again today. Took us 3 hours and 42 minutes to complete. Before we started, the temperature was around freezing.  Even … Continue reading

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Holiday Shopping Blue

  With the month of November only 2 days away, my mind drifts to the dreaded holiday ritual of gift giving. You can tell I am not a fan of shopping. Let alone mingle with the crowds madly vying for … Continue reading

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Setting Marathon Goal

  Each year I set my marathon goal.  While the outcome is straight forward, either I met it or not, the process of setting my goal is far from simple. Let alone the subsequent training and race day performance.  Allow … Continue reading

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Adding Intensity Back

  Erie Marathon has been in my rear-view mirror for over six weeks.  And I am finally adding intensity back into my running.  Why? Not that I have a race coming up.  The addition has more to do with me … Continue reading

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Off-season Should Be Pain-free

  Training can be stressful. Pains due to strain, overuse, or worst, injury, all self induced, are common symptoms associated with any kinds of physical training. After all, isn’t it the price of admission for pushing the envelopes? And most … Continue reading

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