fatigue

Journal Entry: Struggling With Fatigue

May 29, 2019

I used to be a stranger to fatigue

I’ve been struggling from minor fatigue these last few months or so. Really, if I think about it, it’s probably been dogging me since last November—but it’s become very noticeable in the …

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river bank run 2019

River Bank Run 2019: the young runners!

May 19, 2019

Thoughts about my home town race, and the continuing surge of running youth

Here are my thoughts about my home town race, and the continuing surge of running youth. The future is looking bright, so let’s keep this trend going……

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Journal: First Marathon 47 Days Away

March 10, 2019

UPDATE: I was unable to compete in the Rock & Roll Marathon, unfortunately. I’ll give detail in a future blog post. Meantime, I have my sights set on the Nashville Marathon this November.


Might need to resort to a run-walk

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first race

Three First Marathon Tips, From Pros

February 13, 2019

Sarah Crouch: Your Race Plan May Not Always Pan Out the Way You Expect It To

Sarah Crouch offered this tip via an article at Active.com: “The most crucial mistake I made during the Chicago Marathon was choosing to …

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VanderMeer gym

Jeff VanderMeer: “Every hour I put into the gym, I get five creative hours out of it.”

January 19, 2019

I’ve been reading some back issues of Locus Magazine lately. The April 2018 issue has a great spotlight on Jeff VanderMeer. The piece naturally focuses on Jeff’s thoughts about his latest projects, his written work being turned into film, …

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taper

Jeff Dengate on the dreaded taper

January 12, 2019

My first marathon is about four months away. Which means my first marathon taper is a little more than three months away.

I’m not nervous about the training, nor am I nervous about the marathon. In fact, I’m just plain …

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time

Running adds time to your life

January 7, 2019

“I can’t make time to run” is a lousy excuse when you consider the fact that running lengthens your life expectancy.

How much time does running add to your life? Well, that answer is varies depending on the research. But …

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random acts of kindness

Random acts of kindness can be a lifestyle [non-running post]

December 14, 2018

This is a non-running post. I came across this article that I thought was pretty cool, and it especially stood out in our modern landscape of bad news 24-hours 7-days a week. Plus, as I am writing this, Christmas is …

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Saint John Paul II

“Beloved Athletes…” Saint John Paul II’s Address to Italian Olympic Medal Winners

November 5, 2018

Saint John Paul II: Sports offers opportunity for Spiritual Elevation

Note: A copy of this address was published in the newspaper L’Osservatore Romano Weekly English Edition It was given during the 1984 Olympic Games. Abbreviated copies are available all over …

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Runner's Prayer

The Runner’s Prayer

October 31, 2018

“Run By My Side”

This delightful prayer has been floating around the interwebs for some time, in posts and images shared to blogs and social media. It’s usually under the title “Runner’s Prayer” or “Run By My Side.”


Run by

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