Running

In the weeds

These mid-schedule runs are the weeds. Especially, if you’re like me and have missed a few that you are desperately trying to fit back in to the calendar so you can claim you completed all the runs in your plan at the end of the workout block. I feel pressure to get all the workouts […]

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Looks can be deceiving

Before setting out on my run today, I took a peek out the window. I saw damp roads and a bit of rustling in the leaves of the trees. Ok, I thought, a bit of rain. I geared up, set my MiCoach app and hit the ground running. Then I realized very quickly just how […]

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In the still of a run

There are those runs where my mind is full and is doing more racing than my feet. Thoughts seem to pop in and out of focus as fast as the breath entering and exiting my working lungs. Then there are runs where there is a stillness inside that cavernous skull of mine. Where I seem […]

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Running well-being

A matter of focus

Are you looking at what’s in front of your nose? Or are you looking beyond? Yesterday, I felt great. Yesterday, I looked at my current state, my upbeat feel, my progress at this point in my training routine, my self in the mirror at that moment. As a result, I thought it would be a good […]

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In the swing of things

I’m feeling light today. I’m right in the thick of my training program (with no race or particular goal in mind) and I am feeling quite good. It is all going as planned and the runs are feeling easier. I’m over the hiccup of a few days ago where I had to call for back-up, […]

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Running

Feelin’ roped in?

Sometimes I feel like I’m up against the ropes. Trapped in the corner and in a complete defensive survival holding pattern. I may feel this way because of work, or family, or my own inner issues of self-doubt, but it happens once in a while. It is hard to explain if you’ve never had the […]

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Run Dad Run

My dad is awesome. He retired from the bank, quit smoking, lost a toddler worth of excess weight, began walking, raced numerous half marathons, then picked up running at age 65. That is awesome. He is one of the main reasons I got into running a number of years ago. His successes on the road […]

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5 things I learned running off course

Last week I vowed to chart new paths in my run routine. It was a decision spurred on by the recognition that I had become a creature of run habit. I really had no other purpose in mind than to refresh my routes and bring new life into the run by changing scenery. Here are […]

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