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Konquer the Konza Race Recap

Konquer the Konza Race Recap

It’s very hard at the beginning to understand that the whole idea is not to beat other runners.  Eventually you learn the competition is against the little voice in your head that wants you to quit.  – George Sheehan I couldn’t resist one picture from […]

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Race Weekend

Race Weekend

Run when you can, walk if you have to, crawl if you must; just never give up. – Dean Karnazes My friends, As you may have noticed, I’ve taken a step back from the blog these last two months.  I had to.  With training for […]

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Running the Konza – Friends Edition

Running the Konza – Friends Edition

Friendships are born on the field of athletic strife and the real gold of competition. Awards become corroded, friends gather no dust. – Jesse Owens The Run 9.0 miles The Picture The Recap You know the level of excitement you have on race day?  You […]

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Running the Konza

Running the Konza

Some sessions are stars and some are stones, but in the end they are all rocks and we build upon them.” — Chrissie Wellington The Run 9.2 miles The Picture The Recap After living in the Flint Hills for about 18 months, I finally got […]

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25K Training

25K Training

Balance is not about better time management, but better boundary management.  Balance means making choices and enjoying those choices. The Run 3 weeks of training The Picture The Recap You know how it is.  You have a plan.  You have goals.  And then life gets […]

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Picture Post

Picture Post

Photography is an art of observation.  It has little to do with the things you see and everything to do with the way you see them. – Elliott Erwitt The Run 3 miles The Picture The Recap “Someone busier than you is working out right […]

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The Raw Truth

The Raw Truth

I was at rock bottom; I needed more than just a You-Can-Do-It pep talk.  I needed something to change. The Run 3.20 miles + 3 miles + 3.1 miles The Picture The Recap All week long, all month long, all semester long, I’ve been pushed […]

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A Tale of Two Runs

A Tale of Two Runs

There always seems to be a direct correlation between not getting to workout and not having a good week.  Maybe it’s just coincidental.  All I know is last night, Running felt like Freedom. The Run 2.10 + 4.00 miles The Picture The Recap I took […]

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Time to Run

Time to Run

You know you’re a runner when you see other people running in the freezing cold and you wish it was you.  That was me all week; so when I had a chance to run today, I took it. The Run 4.0 miles The Picture The […]

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Off to a great start

Off to a great start

You have a choice. You can throw in the towel, or you can use it to wipe the sweat off of your face. –Gatorade The Run 4.60 miles The Picture The Recap Some things never get old.  Like crunching through fresh snow.  Like running on […]

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