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Day 6 Week 17 – Putting Others’ Interests First?

It sounds honorable to “put other people’s interest first” but much difficult in practice. Businesses say their customers is number one.  Governments claim the same for their citizens.  Schools about their students.  So on.  But everyone, and I mean everyone, … Continue reading

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Day 5 Week 17 – Our Worst Enemy

Is ourselves. Why do I say that?  Our vivid mind undermines us.  Imaging that it’s getting dark and you see a shadow in the corner.  Is it a burglar, a ghost, or something scarier?  Our imagination does the worst things … Continue reading

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Day 5 Week 16 – A Day Off

Friday the 13th – no running today. Not because I am afraid of running into a black cat.   But because it is my day off from running, a scheduled day of rest, and a day I savor so so … Continue reading

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Day 2 Week 16 – Recovery, Recovery, Recovery

  6 mile recovery run, humid, 75 degree Fahrenheit Wouldn’t you know it? My legs were sluggish this morning.  Remnant of yesterday’s hill-to-tempo workout which made the recovery run today albeit more difficult and yet more beneficial. Difficult because my … Continue reading

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Day 5 Week 15 – Setting Boundary

2 mile easy warm up, 5 mile steady, 1 mile cool down, 69 -72 degree Fahrenheit Setting boundary or limit used to be foreign concept to me.  Not that I was a wild and loose cannon.  Quite the opposite.  I … Continue reading

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Day 6 Week 14 – Marathon Training Feedback

11 mile (including a Park Run 5k at the FLetcher’s Cove). Combo run today – parked at C & O Canal Lock 7 and jogged to the Fletcher’s Cove for the Park Run 5k race and jogged back afterwards.   … Continue reading

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Day 4 Week 13 – Un-Rushed Days

5 mile easy Don’t ask me when was the last time I used my alarm clock.  Probably only a handful of times since my retirement close to three years ago. My days start when I am awake.  Maybe 4 AM … Continue reading

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Day 5 Week 12 – “Sorry” Is Unnecessary

Life is a full of surprises – whether you’re ready or not. Natural disaster, man-made event or even what’s for dinner, fate has a way of teasing us, testing us, and keeping us on our toes.  Because the unexpected can … Continue reading

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Day 5 Week 7 – Downtime

Have been on the road with family.  Traveling and visiting, doing the summer vacation routine.  All good except it’s tiring and leaves not much time for my marathon training. Luckily, this week is a low mileage week.  Just in my … Continue reading

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Day 4 Week 7 – A Running Life Style?

2 mile easy. Well, normally 2 miles would be my warm up run, but today it is all I could barely handle. I am not over-trained but am traveling.  And being on the road is taking a lot out of … Continue reading

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