Monthly Archives: November 2011

  • 2011–Year of the Grind

    Posted on November 30, 2011 by in Uncategorized

    The Grind. It seems to have been a theme for me this year.  Earlier this year I was determined not to let certain runs get the best of me.  I made sure that I put forth a strong effort to grind it out.  It became a theme for the year.  The funny thing is, you […]

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  • Quote for today 11/29

    Posted on November 29, 2011 by in Uncategorized

    “The real tragedy is the tragedy of the man who never in his life braces himself for his one supreme effort, who never stretches to his full capacity, never stands up to his full stature.” —Arnold Bennett

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  • A lesson on sacrifice

    Posted on November 26, 2011 by in Uncategorized

    My final lesson that I am thankful for this week is something we all know about, sacrifice.  If you know anything about endurance you know about sacrifice.  It is impossible to do this without sacrifice.  One of the best models for me over the past few years has been my wife and family.  Endurance athletes […]

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  • Cheering section

    Posted on November 25, 2011 by in Uncategorized

    My next example was my easiest example to pick out.  A real impactful lesson over the past few years for me has been, becoming a fan.  Everybody needs a fan.  Offering bucket loads of encouragement has never come natural to me.  In fact sometimes I have had to use reminders on my computer to alert myself to […]

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  • Intensity

    Posted on November 22, 2011 by in Uncategorized

    I can actually name a few people who I have learned this lesson from but my good friend Richard and my Dad probably do it best.  Richard is all in or all out.  He will not be a part of something just to do it.  If he decides he is in he jumps in, otherwise he will not give it […]

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  • Always focus on the good

    Posted on November 20, 2011 by in Uncategorized

    This week, is of course Thanksgiving.  I want to do something a little different this week.  Each day I want to list some specific examples of lessons I have learned over the years that I am thankful for.  Today I will start with “Focus on the Good.” One of the best leaders I have ever had the […]

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  • Quote for today 11/19

    Posted on November 19, 2011 by in Uncategorized

    “You don’t have to be a fantastic hero to do certain things… to compete. You can be just an ordinary chap, sufficiently motivated to reach challenging goals.” —Edmund Hillary

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  • Atlanta Half Marathon 2011

    Posted on November 18, 2011 by in Uncategorized

    On Thanksgiving I plan to run the Atlanta Half Marathon.  I have run this race since 2006.  My PR is on this course.  That is the old course, not the new course.  I am not a huge fan of the new course.  The old one had more character and was more unique.  However, that is […]

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  • Quote for today 11/17

    Posted on November 17, 2011 by in Uncategorized

    “Most people are about as happy as they make up their mind to be.”  Abraham Lincoln

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  • Progress…It is never too late to start

    Posted on November 16, 2011 by in Uncategorized

    I think I mentioned last week some changes I am making and most of those would be on the nutrition side.  Yes, I do realize the thought pattern of losing weight over the holidays.  For me this is the best time to do it.  I start ramping up training again in early January so losing […]

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