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Try Something New

Thursday, June 12, 2014      5 comments

SparkFriend, KRISZTA11 mentioned in her June 8th blog entry that she was working on the Yoga Crow Pose and posted this picture as an example of her goal: I don't real... Read more

Polar Bear Run

Sunday, February 23, 2014      7 comments

I ran in my first organized shirtless winter run yesterday with the Triple Cities Runners Club which I have belonged to for over a year and Confluence Running, a new local running store. It really didn't take much bravado because the day turned ... Read more

Saved by the Snow...

Friday, February 14, 2014      5 comments

It's been over a month since I blogged. We had a slew of small problems, that wouldn't have interested anyone else, but together took up all my free time. I'm not as prolific as some of my Spark-Friends, but I'm going to try for at least a blog ... Read more

Chasing My Tail

Monday, January 13, 2014      6 comments

I promised Judith that I would go for a walk with her Sunday as R&R after Saturday's race. But high winds and a touch of DOMS for me discouraged both of us. I opted for some stretching, self massage and a long hot bath. Judith did her stint on t... Read more

I'm Stoked!

Saturday, January 11, 2014      3 comments

This December I decided to take a chance and do something that is generally considered a rookie mistake for runners. I ran at least six miles every day alternating between two routes for thirty consecutive days. Every run was downhill out uph... Read more

The Ugly And The Good...

Monday, December 09, 2013      2 comments

We were away three days for Thanksgiving and I ate and ran. Literally!!! After having a salad at IHOP en-route to my sister-in-law's, I was offered some really delicious bread pudding when we arrived. I knew I'd be up early in the morning for a ... Read more

If not fast, then maybe far:

Friday, November 22, 2013      6 comments

The 2013 running season is winding down. I have one more race that I'm committed to, a 5 mile turkey trot Thanksgiving morning. I'm thinking about next year and I have a bunch of stuff lined up. A couple weeks ago I read about one of the "Mainly... Read more

Taking it in stride -followup

Monday, November 18, 2013      2 comments

Last week, I mentioned runner Michael Wardian's plan to run marathons in both San Antonio and Las Vegas yesterday. Well although he didn't meet his goal to run each in under two-and-a-half hours, he won the San Antonio Rock and Roll Marathon fir... Read more

Taking it in stride...

Thursday, November 14, 2013      1 comments

I've heard that on average we only use 5% of our intellects and 15% of our lung capacities. I like to think that our breathing and thinking are not that shallow. Anyway, I saw two shared articles on Facebook today that made me see what a wh... Read more

Chomping at the bit.

Friday, November 01, 2013      4 comments

Today was the first day of registration for next year's Run For The Red Marathon. It's a one-way downhill race. It was a blast this year and an exciting first official marathon even though it was a little rough on the quads. I didn't want to ri... Read more

What we have here...

Wednesday, October 30, 2013      4 comments

...is a failure to communicate. MY BAD! I read the first comment on my last blog entry and thought I buried my point too deeply and I responded directly. Now I see three comments that say basically the same thing, so I guess I completely screwed... Read more

Back From The Races...

Wednesday, October 30, 2013      7 comments

Well, it's fall marathon time and there are a bunch of us who ran or are planning to run one. We all have different abilities, goals, expectations, and reasons for taking this challenge at all. I've been following real world and online friends' ... Read more

Off to the races-

Friday, October 18, 2013      3 comments

I haven't blogged in a while because the main thing that has been on my mind was being ready for the Empire State Marathon and I figured I'd spare everyone a constant barrage of that. But now it is upon me so I'll indulge. Saturday morning ... Read more

There's a Motivational Poster for Runners that Says...

Tuesday, September 17, 2013      6 comments

"BLACK TOENAILS ARE SEXY." OK! Maybe when they are attached to someone else. I hate my own and they generate sympathy from Judith, but I don't think they contribute to our passion. Toe blisters are are my number one de-motivator. I'll run w... Read more

Where Do I Fit In?

Sunday, August 11, 2013      5 comments

I'm running in a 5K in the morning and I just printed out the registration form and filled it out. There were three check-boxes: Competitive Runner, Runner, and Walker. I wasn't quite sure what the distinction was between Competitive Runner and ... Read more


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