Monthly Archives: September 2010

  • A little daily improvement

    Posted on September 30, 2010 by in Uncategorized

    I leave for Orlando on Friday and plan to run the race Saturday night.  A little good news is that I feel like I am improving a little bit each day.  I still plan to take it easy on my run and slowly get back into training during the next few weeks.  I am optimistic […]

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  • Quote for today 9/29

    Posted on September 29, 2010 by in Uncategorized

    “Don’t limit yourself.  Many people limit themselves to what they think they can do.  You can go as far as your mind lets you.  What you believe, you can achieve.”  Mary Kay Ash, Founder of Mary Kay Cosmetics, Inc.

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  • A little time on the shelf

    Posted on September 28, 2010 by in Uncategorized

    Training hard does a lot of things for you.  You become faster, stronger and better fit overall.  It can also provide injuries.  I have had a lot of hard training this year and I might have caught an injury in an early enough stage to be fine.  Sometime in the last week I have done […]

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  • Next up?

    Posted on September 27, 2010 by in Uncategorized

    This week I am getting ready to run the Disney Wine and Dine Half Marathon Relay with my Dad.  This is a race I have been looking forward to since I registered.  Any new race is always exciting for me and this is not only new but rather unique.  We run in Disney so it […]

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  • Blue Ridge Relay Lesson #5

    Posted on September 26, 2010 by in Uncategorized

    Lesson #5- Supporting your team. It took me some time to get the true value of this lesson.  On my first run when I saw my team they were flying to get to the next Exchange Zone so there was no value except for a sigh or relief on my end.  On other runs as […]

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  • Blue Ridge Relay Lesson #4

    Posted on September 25, 2010 by in Uncategorized

    Lesson #4- Dealing with stress (The worst lesson of all) There is no doubt when this came for me.  Right after I finished my 10 mile run our next runner had only 2 miles.  That left no time to change, cool down or get cleaned up.  It was time to hop in the van and […]

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  • Blue Ridge Relay Lesson #3

    Posted on September 24, 2010 by in Uncategorized

    Lesson #3–Kicking assphalt and persistence. We had just begun the 2nd leg of runs and I was waiting for our first runner to finish.  We had just driven up to my starting point and I knew what our first runner was going through.  It was his toughest segment of the race and it was a […]

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  • Blue Ridge Relay Lesson #2

    Posted on September 23, 2010 by in Uncategorized

    Lesson #2–Be Patient There were a couple of things that really stood out to me early in the relay.  First was the jolt of enthusiasm I got from our first hand-off.  When I saw Aaron (runner #1) flying down the hill I could not hardly contain my excitement.  The other thing that was great was […]

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  • Blue Ridge Relay Lesson #1

    Posted on September 22, 2010 by in Uncategorized

    I am going to do the race report a little bit different from what I normally would.  Instead of going minute by minute I am going to cover some of the great lessons learned along the way.  No worries, there are still plenty of good stories to tell but others I cannot tell.  (No worries DH, […]

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  • Blue Ridge Relay first thoughts

    Posted on September 20, 2010 by in Uncategorized

    As always this race report is going to take some time to get together.  You have read some of my marathon race reports so just imagine what it will be like to take thoughts from a 208 mile race of 31 hours and 34 minutes with 12 runners on our team.  It might take a […]

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