Monthly Archives: February 2011

“You’re Right Where I Expected You To Be”

Today I was scheduled to run 14 miles. Friend and coach Lynn would run the last eight with me. We agreed I would begin my solo run at 6:30 this morning. I would run a six-mile loop from a local … Continue reading

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Can’t Buy ‘Em

As I approach the store I see the table set up in the foyer. Boxes are neatly stacked. A doe-eyed girl has me in her cross-hairs. Her mother is smiling proudly in anticipation of her little cherub making a sale. … Continue reading

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My New “Slow”

Last week the weather and my schedule cooperated so that I could run four days. Adding another run day to my workout schedule felt great. I used one of my mid week runs as a tempo run, something I’ve resisted … Continue reading

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Wearing Down Coach

I recently reported that friend and coach Lynn has tweaked my workouts. While not happy about being required to stay with three runs per week instead of my desired four, I was willing to comply. As Lynn and I were … Continue reading

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Much Better!

Last Saturday’s 12-mile run was unbelievably awful. Today’s 14-miler was wonderful. The difference? Sunshine, proper fuel and companionship. Sunshine: last week Mother Nature threw all she had at me. The sky was gray. It drizzled, snowed and sleeted while I … Continue reading

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An Admission of Insane Thinking

Yesterday a friend of the agency I work for hosted an event in her home. She invited eight ladies from her church to come and meet me, giving me an opportunity to educate them about my organization. The event included … Continue reading

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Back In The Game

This morning I was back at the YMCA. Just driving to the Y made me feel better. Once there, I learned friend and marathon coach Lynn had issued an All Points Bulletin for me. She found me on the treadmill … Continue reading

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Crash and Burn?

Or bump in the road? I haven’t worked out in two days. The alarm clock rang and I hit the snooze button. Repeatedly. In fact, last night I slept 9.5 hours. I never do that. Once I was finally awake … Continue reading

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Continued Guidance

I’m hit or miss when it comes to working out on Sundays. There is a YMCA near my church that opens at 8 a.m. on Sundays. Today I decided to workout before church services. I woke up feeling sore from … Continue reading

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Confession of a Points Hoarder

This morning I was scheduled to run 12 miles. Before beginning I had my usual breakfast of oatmeal, protein powder and a tablespoon of all-natural peanut butter. I normally put half a tablespoon of pb in the porridge but since … Continue reading

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