Category Archives: life

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 7 – Hopes, Dreams, & Desires

6 miles easy pace include fartlek surges, overcast & 58 degree While hope is not a strategy, neither is worry a solution. The focus must be on the here and now. What is within our reach in preparing for the … Continue reading

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Day 3 Week 5 – Be Still

4 miles easy pace, partly cloudy & 74 degree “Be Still,”  simple words that have been estranged from my vocab lately. Being busy, marathon training . . . my monkey-mind spills out excuses. The untamed animal has exploited the timing … Continue reading

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Week In Review – 20 May 2018

Week four of my Erie Marathon training.  Total miles ran this week: 29.  My weight is 150.4 pounds and resting heart rate 61 beats per minute. One of the more intimate factors with my marathon training is the weather.  Because I do … Continue reading

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Day 4 Week 4 – Grateful Thoughts

  3 miles easy pace, cloudy with light drizzle, 67 degree “Rain, rain go away, comes again another day. . .”  It has been raining everyday this week here in Washington DC.  Little children may want to play, but not … Continue reading

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Day 3 Week 4 – A Wasted Breath

5 miles (2 miles easy pace, 2 miles steady, 1 mile easy), slightly humid & 69 degree We go through life doing many things.  Even on a daily basis, routine matters, special events, or surprises (the unplanned happenings) occupy our … Continue reading

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Day 2 Week 3 – Post-travel Recovery

3 miles easy pace, sunny & 65 degree Returned home late last night from my son’s graduation and helping him moved out of his apartment.  Woo-hoo, a major accomplishment. But not realizing how exhausting the past a couple days had … Continue reading

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Day 1 Week 3 – College Moving Day

4 miles with fartlek surges during mile 3. Cloudy and 55 degree. Big day today.  The fartlek runs this morning had my legs a bit stiff for the balance of the day.  But the main event today was moving my … Continue reading

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Day 6 Week 2 – Life’s Up and Down Moments

  10 miles long run, cloudy & 71 degree Attended my son’s graduation today.  Gorgeous weather for the occasion and exciting time for the graduates and families.  In the midst of celebrating, a poignant thought occurred to me that life … Continue reading

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Day 4 Week 1 – Who Do We Trust

3 miles at easy pace, sunny & 57 degree On the topic of trust, author and lecturer Rachel Botsman intimates that our trust with the traditional institutions (e.g. government, bank, and church) has been on a decline.   This erosion of … Continue reading

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