Category Archives: life

Day 5 Week 8 – Freedom Versus Democracy

  Marathon training 38 min (4 mi), windy & 60 degree Freedom Versus Democracy What’s the difference between freedom and democracy? I often think of them as hand-in-hand twins. But the protests in Hong Kong has made me realize that … Continue reading

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Week In Review – 9 Jun 2019

The Erie Marathon is on 8 Sep, thirteen weeks away.  As time goes, I am one-third way through my marathon training.  One more week of aerobic strengthening remaining before I transition to lactate threshold/ stamina phase. With the exception of … Continue reading

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Day 3 Week 7 – What Does The Future Hold?

  Marathon Training 62 min (7 mi: 1 w/u & c/d + 5 steady pace), sunny & 67 degree What Does The Future Hold? I am not a navel gazer.  Nor do I believe that we can meditate the world’s … 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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Week In Review – 2 Jun 2019

Freedom in not free.  If you want peace, prepare for war.  I get that.  But trade war is a different kind of war, altogether.  First, nobody wins in a trade war. In fact, many lose. And second, trade war should … 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 4 Week 6 – Self Sabotage

  Marathon Training 38 min (4 mi), sunny & 73 degree Legs felt heavy.  Not sure why.  Did not think yesterday’s steady pace run was that exhaustive.  Maybe it was the accumulated fatigues from the week? So I ran my 4 … Continue reading

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Day 1 Week 6 – Parabellum

  Marathon Training 57 min (6 mi incl. fartleck), pleasant & 64 degree Parabellum The word para bellum is from the Latin phrase “si vis pacem, para bellum.” Translation: “If you want peace, prepare for war.”  Para, “to prepare” + bellum … Continue reading

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Day 3 Week 5 – All Sensory Inputs Are Conditioning

  Marathon Training 29 min (approx 3 miles), pleasant & 66 degree All Sensory Inputs Are Conditioning Don’t believe it?  Think back.  Way back to the first sound, taste, sight, etc. Whether it’s the dentist’s drill, smoke from a cigarette, … 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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