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Monthly Archives: January 2016

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Looking back at January

 The last 31 days in Virginia has been exciting. We have had a couple days of snow, several days of sub-freezing temperatures, and lots of sunny days. Even as I write this post we hit 66 degrees. The calendar shows that we have about two [...]

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Endure & Enjoy

Being an ambassador for Pearl Izumi is nothing short of amazing. To help promote their brand, they send us a gear packed goodie box. Just like last year, the products are top shelf quality!  Our goodie box contained running shoes, a technical [...]

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From Snow to Sunshine

The weather here in Virginia has yet to make up its mind.  Just a week ago, I was able to run in just a long-sleeve shirt then over the weekend we received several inches of snow and the temperatures plummeted to the mid-20s.  Today, I was back [...]

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Donkey vs. Champ

These are two deities my friend Mark and I use to motivate each other in a race. We started swapping these trophies back and forth in 2012 during our non-stop triathlon days. Starting in 2013, we decided to use them for all of our competitive [...]

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First PR of the Year – 10k

Running this morning was nothing short of amazing! Starting off, the temperatures were in the mid-30s and the slightest breeze of breezes was coming off the bay.Today, JBLE hosted the first fun run of 2016 – MLK 5k/10k. Every month the Fitness [...]

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Occupying the Mind

Many of my miles are covered without anyone to talk to – maybe because my running friends are faster than me.  Sometimes, I find it hard to get motivated and log the necessary training miles laid out in my training plan.  For many years, I would [...]

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New Program: First week

OUCH! It has been a long time since I was this sore…everything aches. The weather this week has been as low as 22 degrees to 60 degrees with periods of wind. This is drastically different than it was over the Christmas & New Year Holidays [...]

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Dropping the Weights

My plan for 2016 does not involve lifting weights (through machines) as part of my strength-training program.Before I caught the running bug, my primary focus was bodybuilding and power lifting. Yes, I willing chose barbells over running shoes. [...]

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