Yearly Archives: 2011

Weekend Long Run.. Running for the love of it.


So Saturday was a bit warmer – in the 40’s – so I headed out on my “long run.”  I tried to keep my speed down to make sure I could actually do the 5 miles I had planned, but

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A Brisk Run, and the beginning of W.G. George’s 100-Up Exercise Regime!


  As I am still “Building back up” (yes I say this a lot.. I am reminding myself as well as you – my dear friends!), I decided 3 miles was a good distance for last night’s run.  I picked

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100-Up (or what lots of barefoot/minimalists are now talking about after Christopher McDougall’s NY Times Article)


So, this morning – I was unable to get myself out of bed to go and run.  I think knowing it is around 30-40 degrees in the morning and 60ish after work is not helping.  I see a pleasant evening

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A wonderful evening run, and a nice way to start the day.


I hadn’t run the entire time on vacation, despite bringing my running clothes and having access to a “fitness center.”  It wasn’t that the one treadmill in the “fitness center” wasn’t good enough – but that the walking I did

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Marine corps marathon 2011


I got to see the beginning of this years Marine Corps Marathon  and it was a sight to see.  It appeared that the last runners crossed the starting line around the 20 minute mark and there were clothes EVERYWHERE!!!! Later

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Marine Corps Marathon Expo


So, this was my first expo, even if it isn’t my first marathon.  I will have to admit, it was pretty awesome.  I could have spent an entire pay check there, though granted – that isn’t as much as I

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Listening to my body, even when it seems lazy.


Two miles on the Dread-mill last night. This allowed me to appreciate one aspect of “starting over” — a 2 mile run on a treadmill is easy to deal with. 20 minutes comes and goes fairly quickly, especially when compared

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Product Review: SmartWool Toe Socks


So, After wearing my black toe socks since I got them in May (washing them every night), They finally got a little hole in the heel. (Those Darn Socks!) I figure that I got my money out of them –

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On the road again… I just can’t wait to get on the road again…


So, on my before-last post – I was talking about doing the couch to 5k.. And here is what I discovered. I can’t do it. It was BOOOOORRRRRIIIIIIIIINNNNNNNGGGGGGGG!!!!!!!!  And exceedingly aggravating.  Now Mind you, I’m not saying it isn’t a

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Sometimes it’s feast, and sometimes it’s famine.


Now, by looking at my title and knowing this is a running blog, one might assume I am referring to sometimes you can run a lot, and sometimes you can’t. Well, in this case – I meant it literally. On

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