Tag Archives: mind-body connection

Our Body Knows

Emotional outburst towards self or others is a consequence of our reactions to certain stimuli.  It is akin to the physiological aspect of stimulus & response but a bit more involved, given the human psychology & behaviors. And, it starts with … Continue reading

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Mind Over Body Is Overrated

The phrase is often associated with self discipline but in a negative way: the mind has control of the body and can overpower one’s body to accomplish things.  It may work for a little while, but in the long run … Continue reading

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New Month, A New Beginning

  Today is the first day of October and Monday.  Something about starting the month on a Monday makes it feel like a fresh start.  A new beginning.  And I love that feeling. It is a feeling of hope, opportunity, … Continue reading

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What’s In A Thought?

I don’t know, but I am often kept awake by a thought. Upon bedtime, random thoughts bounce around in my head. They start as a thought then another, and another.  Some can  be quite tenacious.  Saying “don’t think about it” … Continue reading

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Week In Review – 26 Aug 2018

Week Nineteen of my Erie Marathon training.  Total miles ran this week: 28.  weight is 147 pounds and resting heart rate 57 beats per minute.  One week to go. A key strategy in achieving marathon success is race pace.  A good pace … Continue reading

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Day 4 Week 13 – Mind & Body Training

6 miles easy pace, pleasant & 76 degree A beautiful morning for my 6 mile run.  What a joy.  My post yesterday, “Does Effort Count?”  has me pondering.  And my answer is a resounding YES.  As a matter of fact, appropriate … Continue reading

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Day 5 Week 7 – Faith In Training?

3 miles easy pace, sunny & 77 degree It took me a while to learn to trust my body when it comes to marathon training.  In the past, I put my faith in the training schedule.  I would follow it … Continue reading

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Day 4 Week 7 – Base Phase Revisited

4 miles easy pace, sunny & 64 degree Thus far my Base phase runs consist of all easy paced workouts with a few variations interspersed, and they are fartleks, steady state, strides, and long run. While they look repetitive and … Continue reading

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Week In Review – 3 Jun 2018

Week six of my Erie Marathon training.  Total miles ran this week: 34.  My weight is 151.4 pounds and resting heart rate 62 beats per minute. Memorial Day Weekend typically kicks off the summer activities.  Along with it comes the heat and … Continue reading

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Day 6 Week 6 – Conditioning

14 miles (146 minutes), cloudy & 69 degree Running a marathon is not as impossible as one imagines if, and this is a big if, the body is conditioned properly.  Generally, a 12 to 20 weeks period is recommended.  I … Continue reading

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