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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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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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Worth Waiting For

My run today wasn’t much to look at: cold and rainy, with plenty of puddles and clouds. Not even many others out braving the weather to get in a run, walk, or ride. But I’ve been waiting for this view … Continue reading

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Endorphins Are Unreliable Bastards

There are a lot of reasons I love being an athlete,  and (for better or worse) many of them center around being an endorphin junkie. Yes, it’s great knowing that training is good for my health (occasional injuries not withstanding). … Continue reading

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