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Category Archives: Running

Running

Running for Fun

I have been running to podcasts for the last several months. This is the only thing (except talking to friends) that seems to keep my mind occupied mile after mile. Plus, I get to learn something new on every run. I love my running music too, but [...]

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Running, Training

One City Marathon Bound

My next marathon is just under a month away and that means one long run to go.  Today’s run was just over 23 miles, but with our frigid temperatures it felt much longer.  I chose to run from Newport News Park and through the Yorktown [...]

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Running

Reason to run…or not!

Every day we are faced with decisions do we run or not.  Here are the reasons I find it easy to lace up my running shoes:1. Clear my headI find running helps me clear my head…even if I have a headache. I am sure you have been delegated to [...]

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Home, Running

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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Running, Training

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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Home, Running

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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Home, Races, Running

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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Home, Running

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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Exercise, Home, Running, Training

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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