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Half Marathon Training: Getting Back Up

“Life is not about how many times you fall down. It’s about how many times you get back up.” Jaime Escalante A couple of weeks ago I shared that I had begun half marathon training. I’ve completed 14 halfs, my … Continue reading

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Snapshot Saturday: Before the Storm

Nashville is predicted to have a pretty severe storm later today. I wanted to get a run in before that happens. It helped me clear my head. This week I had a lot of meetings without as much margin in … Continue reading

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Half marathon training begins now!

I haven’t done a half marathon since spring 2016. That year I completed the Frostbite Half in February, the Little Rock Half in March, and the Country Music Half in April. That feat of completing three halfs within 90 days … Continue reading

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Snapshot Saturday, 9/16/17

Today I’m celebrating another trip around the sun. I kept things very low-key, beginning with a run on a nearby green way. I feel fortunate to leave near such beauty.

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Snapshot Saturday: Heroes 6K

It was a beautiful morning in Leiper’s Fork, TN, perfect for the Heroes in Recovery 6K. Why a 6K and not the customary 5k? The extra distance is in recognition of the extra work one must do to remain in … Continue reading

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Adulting Through Injury

Well, folks, I have Achilles tendonitis. I’ve been training for an October 29 half marathon. Last week I noticed some pain while running (and walking). Thursday night during my running club meetup, things intensified to the point I was limping … Continue reading

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Snapshot Saturday and a Race Report: The Heroes in Recovery 6K

This morning I did the Heroes in Recovery 6K. Why hold a 6k rather than the traditional 5K race? The extra kilometer is in honor of the extra distance people in recovery must go to stay clean and sober. I … Continue reading

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Running in Americana

On Saturday I told you about my miserable, humid, six-mile run. Today I get to tell you about last night’s wonderful three-miler with my running club. When I turned on my iPod I discovered the battery was dead. I must … Continue reading

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Fall half marathon training has begun

I funny thing happened following my April half marathon. Gardening. I traded my Saturday morning long runs for planting, weeding, deadheading, and fertilizing. I’ve been going to the gym three or four times a week, but I’ve only been maintaining … Continue reading

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When Forced to Rest

My last workout was the Rock N Roll Nashville half marathon on April 30. Last week I didn’t run/walk one step. I didn’t lift one weight. I had an unusually busy work week with two fundraising events and my coaching … Continue reading

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