Monthly Archives: August 2011

  • 46 years of endurance–Humor

    Posted on August 31, 2011 by in Uncategorized

    This one came from my mom.  Humor!  That one should come from my mom!  Something we have in common is we usually have a story to tell.  Adventure usually follows us both.  Humor has always been a part of my family and I know for my parents especially.  My mom says, “there is no way they […]

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  • Tenacious

    Posted on August 30, 2011 by in Uncategorized

    I told you last week I would come back with a few more words from my parents in regards to 46 years of endurance.  Here is a good one they gave me – Tenacious The definition is a beauty.  1- Not easily pulled apart 2- Persistent in maintaining, adhering to, or seeking something valued or […]

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  • I can do anything for one week

    Posted on August 29, 2011 by in Uncategorized

    A phrase I am sure many of us has used during a race is something similar to, “I can do anything for twenty minutes.” or “I can run one more mile.”  These are things or mantra’s I am sure we have all repeated.  After my 26.4 mile training run this past weekend I have one more really tough week of […]

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  • 46 years of endurance

    Posted on August 26, 2011 by in Uncategorized

    Congrats to my parents today who have been married for 46 years.  That is a long time.  I thought about making a statement in regards to a “long time” and my sister, but I am not too far behind her.  What can we learn about being married for 46 years and running our long runs tomorrow?  […]

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  • Quote for today 8/25

    Posted on August 25, 2011 by in Uncategorized

    “It takes more courage to reveal insecurities than to hide them, more strength to relate to people than to dominate them, more ‘manhood’ to abide by thought-out principles rather than blind reflex.  Toughness is in the soul and spirit, not in muscles and the immature mind.”  Alex Karras Well said, after yesterday’s entry I will […]

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  • Is that a light at the end of the tunnel, or a train?

    Posted on August 24, 2011 by in Uncategorized

    At the tail end of a training program the feeling is always the same for me.  Especially the last month.  With 2 weeks left of my hardest and longest runs in training, my legs are starting to feel it.  I can begin to see the end in sight.  Being able to see the training plan each and every day is […]

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  • Are you comfortable?

    Posted on August 23, 2011 by in Uncategorized

    This past week I found myself in a very uncomfortable spot in a very strange place.  It was a place that I would never usually convince myself to go.  But there I was standing out like a sore thumb.  I felt like Bozo the clown at a black tie event.  It is funny to see what determines […]

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  • Training update–Step back week

    Posted on August 20, 2011 by in Uncategorized

    Every once in a while in the long training period you look forward to the step back week.  It is the week where you decrease the mileage a little bit and the body has a week to recovery from some of the hard training before you make one more request to step it up in […]

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  • Quote for today 8/19

    Posted on August 19, 2011 by in Uncategorized

    “We must learn to live together as brothers or perish together as fools.”  Martin Luther King Jr.

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  • The remote control

    Posted on August 18, 2011 by in Uncategorized

    Why do things bother us so much?  My oldest son is a good example.  We are sitting at the dinner table and talking.  When he hears it.  His eyes begin to shift.  He starts to fidget.  He can hardly control himself.  What is it?  It is his younger brother!  He tends to think his younger brother […]

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