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Give Yourself Credit

Give Yourself Credit

Google tells me that it was Theodore Roosevelt who coined the phrase “Comparison is the thief of joy”. This is a favorite quote of mine because it just simply strikes the right chord with me and coincides with my approach to running. The actions of others...
My 10 Running Commandments

My 10 Running Commandments

I put this list together as a means to reflect on my running style. I got the idea from a Mike Robbins book called “Be Yourself, Everyone Else is Already Taken” and recommend anyone to put together such a list. It doesn’t have to be related to...
2015 in Summary

2015 in Summary

Kind of copping out on this one. Figure I write enough about specifics so if interested, check out my year. Had the ultimate goal of 3,600 miles and made it with miles to spare. Source: Coach Derek...
When I Stopped Thinking so Much

When I Stopped Thinking so Much

A few eves before my planned 230 mile foot path from Hondo, Texas to Cypress, Texas (that didn’t happen due to weather and safety coming first) to visit a long time friend of mine, his wife and 20 month old daughter, I realized I wasn’t nervous, concerned...

Intensity

I can be a bit judgmental at times and found to be just that a little earlier this week. It all started with picking up a particular book that focused on how true running is based on fast times, hard training and a “leave it all on the track” mentality....
Getting Started: Setting Personal Goals

Getting Started: Setting Personal Goals

Starting around this time last year, I developed a goal for myself to run the 2013 Philadelphia Marathon that November. When I first made the decision, I had no idea that nine months later, I would be preparing to run my tenth marathon in as many months nor realized...

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