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Mantras

Like many people, my first exposure to mantras was through yoga, but over the years I’ve found them useful for focusing my thoughts and reminding myself of things that are easily forgotten in moments of discomfort. They’ve been on my … Continue reading

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Lessons From a Tough Run

My run today kinda sucked. It was a 4 mile recovery run, with a few strides at the end. It wasn’t a bad run, but it was harder than it should have been. I wasn’t really surprised. I’m only four … Continue reading

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Superstition

Some people consider me to be a risk-taker. My adrenaline-seeking activities through the years have included sky diving, rock climbing, and riding dirt bikes and ATV’s. I try to embrace life, in part, by confronting my fears and refusing to … Continue reading

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Snow Days and Hill Training

(with apologies to my Northern friends who’ve had more than their share of snow days this winter) Snow days are something of a rarity in my adopted hometown of Atlanta. It’s not just the kids who wait for news of … Continue reading

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A Recovery, Photographed

One of the things I enjoy most about running is exploring new places, or seeing something new somewhere I’ve been dozens or even hundreds of times. I can run past the same stretch of road every week, but at a different … Continue reading

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Turning a Corner (AKA rediscovering my AWOL groove)

Tomorrow I get to run 12 miles. When I think about it I feel like a child on Christmas Eve. I know I need to get to bed early and rest up – but it’s hard, because I get to … Continue reading

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Simple Pleasures

A pain-free run after a long day at work; speed-play with a few fast intervals – just enough to find that sharp edge between discomfort and pleasure; warm weather with a bit of breeze to dry my sweat; plentiful people-watching; a lone fisherman watched … Continue reading

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