Category Archives: inspiration

Day 3 Week 8 – Writing As A Hack

  Marathon training 64 min (1 mi warm up & cool down + 5 mi steady), overcast, pleasant & 66 degree Writing as a hack A phrase that stuck in my head is a quote from Kevin Systrom, the Instagram … Continue reading

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Day 1 Week 7 – Beyond Pain and Pleasure

Marathon Training 67 min (7 mi) + strides, sunny & 64 degree Beyond Pain and Pleasure? Short of human survival, our choices of where to focus our attention are commonly on pain and pleasure.  More explicitly, to avoid pains and … Continue reading

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Day 5 Week 6 – An Epiphany Moment

  Marathon Training 29 min (3 mi) and sunny & 68 degree An Epiphany Moment Saw this quote from the site Soul Gatherings that turned my thinking around: Old age, to the unlearned, is winter;to the learned, it is harvest … 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 n Review – 14 Apr 2019

This week sums up to be a confusing time for me . The volatile weather of the spring (i.e. it’s warm and cold) gets me lost coming and going. On top of that, the haze surrounding Washington politics and country … Continue reading

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Running With The Master

Last year Gene Dykes ran a sub-3 marathon (2 hours 54 minutes and 23 second to be exact). He was 70 years old and broke the age group (70 – 74) record held by the great Ed Whitlock (2.54:48) when … Continue reading

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Spring Break Run

Stepped outside and the air was refreshingly cool.  Refreshing because I did not need my gloves, windbreaker, or other shields to protect me from the weather elements.  In fact, my tank top and shorts was the perfect choices for my … Continue reading

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Reblog: Learn Any Skills in 20 Hours

  Google the definition of “skill” and you get: the ability to do something well, expertise.  And according to Josh Kaufman, just 20 hours is enough to become “reasonably good” at any skill, including to play the ukulele as he … Continue reading

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Overcoming Fear, Part 2

Courage is the fortitude to press on in spite of the fear (not in absence of it) – from part 1.   Besides what’s seeing in the movies, who would not want to be courageous?  But the courage-fear dilemma has us … Continue reading

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Let the Good Times Roll

The French phrase “laissez les bon temps rouler” (pronounced “Lay-say le bon tom roo-lay”) describes New Orleans like nothing else can.  It means, “let the good times roll.” The passions for food and fun are so contagious and admirable, New Orleans … Continue reading

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