Category Archives: inspiration

Day 4 Week 16 – On Good Habits

2 mile warm up, 5 mile tempo, 1 mile cool down, sunny & 78 degree Feels good to be back on the marathon training after a day of unexpected “off.”  By now my body is more conditioned to go out, … Continue reading

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Day 5 Week 14 – Standard of Excellence?

Excellence is easy to spot because it exceeds expectations, never settles for good-enough, and improves itself by surpassing the self. I get inspired witnessing excellence in action.  Whether it’s the Olympics, Broadway musicals, America Got Talent or similar, the common … Continue reading

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Day 3 Week 14 – Shifting Perspective

Travel day, no running. Travel shifts one’s perspective, by choice or otherwise.  Different surroundings, people, time zones, or climates that could jolt one’s frame of references.  It’s both the challenge, as well as the reward, of traveling. Challenge because the … Continue reading

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Day 2 Week 14 – A Good Life

Rest Day.  No running. Three and a half years ago I retired from the federal service.  Ever since, my life has been on an wonderful journey.  Not that I disliked my job or the people I worked with. Only that … Continue reading

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Day 3 Week 10 – Post Election Thoughts

3 miles recovery pace, cloudy & 80 degree After lots of sleep and a recovery run today, the reality of yesterday’s Primary defeat is finally settling in with me.  A couple of lessons learned here: One – election campaign is … Continue reading

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Day 5 Week 9 – Look And Feel Your Best With Intent

4 miles easy pace, overcast & 71 degree Looking and feeling great is more than coincidental.  Online stylist Elysha Lenkin offers one of the best advises I have heard.  Which is setting your intention to look and feel your best … Continue reading

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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 1 week 6 – Memorial Day – A Day Of Remembrance

6 miles easy pace + strides, overcast & 64 degree While the meaning of the Memorial Day often gets lost or confused, the following post is an apropos reminder. https://www.linkedin.com/embed/feed/update/urn:li:activity:6405942476456099840 As the author, Mark Deskins, my former boss, wrote “It’s not … Continue reading

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Day 2 Week 5 – A Win-Win Approach

  4 miles easy pace with fartlek surges, cloudy & 67 degree The morning air was cool, and my strides felt good.  Instead of the planned three miles, I ran four including a couple fartlek during mile 3. Since this being … Continue reading

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Day 2 Week 4 – Misfortune Happens

  3 miles easy pace, cool & 67 degree The rain last night cleared the sky and washed away the pollen.  Wonderful in every way, except the thunderstorm also brought down my internet connection.  Yes, in the middle of the night, … Continue reading

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