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Month / April 2010

“I Hate Uncle Jamie”

Not really.  In fact, I don’t have an Uncle Jamie.  That’s a funny line from an 8-year old in the movie Love, Actually. What I do hate is the taper.  I am absolutely going stir crazy. I know it’s going to help me come race day, but in the mean time, I’m hating it.  When […]

Let the taper begin

Yesterday was my last long-ish run before the Flying Pig Half Marathon on May 2.  Having never tapered before, I’m not sure what to expect, but I have to admit I’m a little nervous.  Many of the runners I know or follow seem to go a bit stir crazy during a taper.  I can certainly […]

New Shoes. A Divorce Story.

So a little over a month ago, I had gotten to the point where my Saucony ProGrid Ride2 shoes had about 500 or so miles on them and had lost their support and cushioning, so I set out to get a new pair.  I liked the Saucony’s, but didn’t love them. I got some input […]

Half marathon distance

This Saturday I decided to see how attainable my stated goal for the half marathon really is. The run started out fine, but I have to admit that the last half didn’t go that well.  I didn’t feel anywhere near as strong as I did just a week ago on my first 12 mile run.  […]

Top 5 things I think about while running

Last night during my run, I was thinking about the things I think about while I run.  I’m pretty sure had I continued, I would have found a parallel universe. The top five things I think about while running. “Who’s idea was it to run after eating tacos?” “Keep going.  Just make it to the […]

A stake in the ground

I’m putting it out there.  My goal is to run the Flying Pig Half Marathon in 1:55:00.  That means I need to average just under 8:50/mile.  That will be pretty tough given the hills at the Flying Pig, but I’m confident I can make it.

A simple thank you

A few weeks ago in this blog, I hinted at health issues a loved one in my family was dealing with. A little later, I addressed the concern a bit more directly.  Three days ago, the details came forth in what was a very difficult post to write, but more to the point, a very difficult period […]

Into each life some rain must fall

This past Sunday was a bittersweet day for me and my family.  My father-in-law had been trying to recover from back surgery for a little over a month and not doing well at all.  My wife was in Florida to be with him and her mom.  I had been scheduled to run the Heart Mini […]

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