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Not Without a Fight
A quick follow-up to yesterday's blog since so many folks commented on it. Thanks for the kinds words and support.
Apparently, my complacent, apathetic self just won't go away without a fight. Last night while running intervals as part of... Read more
To Me and All The Other Knuckleheads Out There
Sometimes I write a blog with the intention that I have a message or experience that I think a particular group may benefit from hearing. Occasionally I just want to express my happiness at some milestone I have reached. This is not one of eit... Read more
Millstones or Milestones?
I have experienced a lot of major life events in the last few months. For the purpose of this Blog, let's say it all started around Christmas when my wonderful wife came to the conclusion that something was "going on with her". The medicine sh... Read more
Half Marathon #2 (Finally)
Sometimes I still consider myself a newbie to this whole running thing, even though my first 5K was now two and a half years ago. I trained and did a few 5K's and 10K's for over a year before I moved up to the Half Marathon level. It was one o... Read more
Rising from the Dead
The title of today's blog is derived from the fact that (a) today is Halloween and (b) I (once again) need to kick start my Healthy Living Routine. I have been slipping for too long now. I even wrote a blog or two about it, but evidently I was... Read more
1/3 of a Triathlete!
Well I just completed something I never thought I'd ever do. How often do we all say that on this Spark journey? This time it was a 30.0 mile Triathlon. I didn't do the whole thing, but rather was part of a relay team. I did the running leg... Read more
Wow, has it really been that long since I last posted a blog entry. I know I've been busy, but almost five months is crazy. I will endeavor to do better.
Well this week marks the beginning of a couple of new adventures for me, and they c... Read more
Break Time is Over!
OK, so I've been in kind of a funk lately. Sure, there have been mitigating circumstances. Work has gotten busier. I have become Chairman of our Church Trustees which I did not realize until after the fact, commits me to not only the monthly ... Read more
Monday Morning Road Runner
My second 10 mile race was this past Sunday, the Tim Kennard 10 Mile River Run in Salisbury, MD. I was really looking forward to this race as my first 10 mile race back in October went so well. I finished that race strong. I felt good througho... Read more
The State of Me
With the State of the Union Speech recently behind us and here in Maryland, our Governor is giving the State of the State Address today, I thought that I would pick up on the theme and reflect on my own State of, well -- me! Seems like it is a ... Read more
Back in the Groove
After running my Half Marathon last month, I went through a brief period of being less than dedicated to this whole running and fitness thing. I have observed this to not be totally uncommon amongst long distance runners. We're told to take a ... Read more
I Am Finally a Half Man
Not Half of a Man, mind you, but a half man. As in Half Marathon finisher. I say finally because I originally planned on running my first Half Marathon back in September, but the race that I was training for never happened. So, I regrouped, fo... Read more
I have always been a bit of a contrarian. Perhaps not a full-blown rebel, but nevertheless one who marches to the beat of a different drum. One way in which I always felt I was somewhat different is that my favorite holiday, even as a kid, was... Read more
Seaside 10 Miler Race Review
This past Saturday I took another step forward in my racing "career", as I ran my first race at a distance of more than 10K. This was a 10 mile race and while I guess any time you run a distance for the first time is a time for nerves, this one... Read more
I took a respite this week from my half marathon training to run a local 5K. One of the things about living in the middle of nowhere like I do, is that you have to travel dozens of miles for pretty much anything and everything, from basic groce... Read more