Category Archives: value

Week In Review – 15 Sep 2019

“The future . . . flattens out into a perpetual present,” wrote Dr. Paul Kalanithi. And “the future is built by us . . .and what we do in the present moment,” said Brother Phap Dung. How intriguing that life … Continue reading

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Day 1 Week 20 – Why Sacrifice?

  Marathon Training Cross Training – Yoga stretch Why Sacrifice? Sacrifice is not rational. Who in their right mind would give up a greater value for a lesser one or none in return?  And if the return has greater value, … Continue reading

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Day 4 Week 16 – One Month to Erie Marathon

  Marathon Training 8 mi: 20 x 200m w/ 200m jogging breaks, 2 mi warm up, 1 mi cool down, Sunny & 74 degree. My splits were between 45 sec to 48 sec. One Month to Erie Marathon An month … Continue reading

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Day 4 Week 11 – Happy Birthday America

  Marathon Training 72 min (7 mi), sunny, humid & 71 degree Happy Birthday America Today is America’s 243rd birthday.  I along with fellow SRC members Sang and Woo, and Woo’s four legged friends, Cody and Cooper, kicked off the … Continue reading

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Day 2 Week 11 – Marathon Cheats?

  Marathon Training 57 min (6 mi), sunny & 72 degree Marathon Cheats Is it possible to be 70 or older and run a marathon under three hours? The answer is a definite yes. Ed Whitlock did it, and set … Continue reading

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Day 3 Week 10 – Dysfunctional

  Marathon Training 30 min (3 mile), sunny, warm & 80 degree Dysfunctional The news brought me profound sadness: A father and his 2 year old daughter were drowned in the Rio Grande this weekend while trying to cross the … Continue reading

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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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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 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 5 Week 2 – Has Our Souls Been Eaten?

Rest day. An Op Ed piece on New York Times Wednesday by James Comey, former FBI director, pointed out the dilemma of working for President Trump (Comey worked as the FBI director under Trump for four months). His piece is … Continue reading

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