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Day 4 Week 19 – Emotional Reasoning

mental preparation & yoga stretch, no running Preparing for a marathon takes more than just running, even though that is a big part of it.  I am getting myself ready for the Erie Marathon by attending to the non-running aspects.  … Continue reading

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Day 1 Week 8 – Self Worth

7 miles easy pace, cloudy & 65 degree Do you value yourself?  If that question sounds silly to you, add this, “more than others do?” –  Do you value yourself more than others do? Often our self-worth is influenced by … Continue reading

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Aloha Oahu

Saying good bye is hard, especially when one is leaving the paradise. Yesterday my month long visit to Oahu, Hawaii came to an end.  With a sad heart, I bid the island “aloha,” The visit has opened my eyes to … Continue reading

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Emotional Potential

  Emotion like an untamed animal roams through our lives, if unchecked. It can tear our facade, ignite our feeling, and hasten our action. In its purest form, emotion is electric charge travel through our nerves. Like an electric storm,  … Continue reading

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S.A.D. No More

SAD stands for seasonal affective disorder (commonly known as the winter blues). This winter, I have gained weight. Especially on the heel of the marathon in November, the increase is dramatic and astronomical.  I could rationalize that the added layer … Continue reading

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Psychological Wounds 101

Psychological wounds are injuries to our mental health like rejection, criticism, and failure. They are common in our day-to-day experience but are not necessarily well handled according to Dr. Guy Winch, a licensed psychologist. Sure, as kids, we heard the … Continue reading

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Day 1 Week 2 – Mind Over Body?

4 mile tempo run, 2 mile warm up and 2 mile cool down. In this base running phase of the marathon training, my goal is to build up my running volume.  Last week I totaled 33 miles, this week 37 … Continue reading

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Day 3 Week 1 – Following Your Feelings, Part 2

Ran 5 easy miles (average pace 9:40) + 4 strides As stated in part 1, our feelings is fluid and needs calibration to be productive. Left alone and unchecked, these feelings can quickly turn reckless. Learning to channel them, whether … Continue reading

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Multiple intelligence?

  According to Professor Howard Gardner, intelligence is :[1] the ability to create an effective product or offer a service that is valued in a culture, a set of skills that make it possible for a person to solve problems in … Continue reading

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How Is Your Lens?

Can you see clearly? By lens, I don’t mean spectacles.  Allow me to explain. First, let’s try this quiz: “We are a nation of immigrants” – is that good? is that bad? or neither?  The answer depends on your “lens”. … Continue reading

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