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Month: April 2015

The race is just the backdrop.

The race is just the backdrop.

The running community has been a buzz the last two weeks with back to back international events, the Boston Marathon on April 20th and then the London Marathon on the 26th.  It’s hard not to walk away inspired.  But it’s not the race that inspires, […]

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Some of the Story

Some of the Story

Coffee, Running, Tinkerbell, Birdwatching, Races, Pictures…. This blog is only some of the story…….. The Run 6.40 3.10 miles The Picture The Recap This morning I was making coffee, enjoying the smell of the fresh ground beans and I thought, oh I love coffee.  And […]

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Training Day – 1 Mile Repeats

Training Day – 1 Mile Repeats

The last three or four reps is what makes the muscle grow. This area of pain divides the champion from someone else who is not a champion. That’s what most people lack, having the guts to go on and just say they’ll go through the […]

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Archive RW: Your Fastest 5K

Archive RW: Your Fastest 5K

I also realize that winning doesn’t always mean getting first place; it means getting the best out of yourself. -Meb Keflezighi, silver medalist, 2004 Olympic Marathon I don’t save all my Runner’s Worlds, but I do have quite a few.  So when I was looking […]

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Moving Forward with a Race

Moving Forward with a Race

A lot of people run a race to see who is fastest. I run to see who has the most guts, who can punish himself into exhausting pace, and then at the end, punish himself even more.  – Steve Prefontaine The Run 6.00 miles The […]

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Dear Diary

Perseverance is what happens when you feel like you can’t keep going, but giving up isn’t an option. The Run 5.00 miles The Picture The Recap Can I tell you that I’m on the verge of giving up on this whole picture running business?  If […]

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Good Morning and Good Night

Good Morning and Good Night

I long to accomplish a great and noble task, but it is my chief duty to accomplish small tasks as if they were great and noble.  — Helen Keller The Run 5.00 miles The Picture The Recap They say a picture is worth a thousand […]

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Catching Up

Catching Up

All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given us.  – J.R.R. Tolkien The Run 3.60 miles (Apr 6) The Picture The Run 3.60 miles (Apr 8) The Picture The Recap Can you tell I’m behind? I feel like […]

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Giving Up Grain Part 1

Giving Up Grain Part 1

I’ve always said, I could never go Paleo because I’m a runner and need my grains.  I need my pre-race bagel with peanut butter and banana.  I need my winter pre-run fuel of steel-cut oats and cherries.  I need my black beans and brown rice.  […]

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End of the Month Review

End of the Month Review

The first quarter is over and what a great three months it has been!  I think March may have been some of the best picture running thus far.  With the change of seasons, adding a new lens to my kit, and opening up The Picture […]

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