Category Archives: Running

MMRF 5K and more

I am not a huge fan of 5ks.  Seems that I have convinced myself that the only strategy is to start out full throttle and keep it there until finished.   So with some reluctance I entered a 5k this past … Continue reading

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Well I finished…

Well I finished… Not without the help of Christine who I shared a grueling (Not strong enough description) last 4.5 miles.  Maybe harrowing is a better description. My 1st reaction to my finish was mixed at best.  This was my … Continue reading

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“Never squeeze a wet bar of soap….?”””

Yikes!!! Am loosen it… Being so preoccupied with my up coming marathon, my mind has exhausted any rational thought.  Fear of injury / sickness has found me in a place of irrational scrutiny.  A minor slip from a curb screams … Continue reading

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Acts of kindness

Kindness is the language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see.
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Penelope and the 3 P”s….

I’ve learned over the years that the 3 P’s are essential when dealing with downtime;   Persistence -to continue steadfastly or firmly in some state, purpose, course of action, or the like, especially in spite of opposition, remonstrance, etc. (from … Continue reading

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The “Open”

1860. The Very First Open. On 17 October 1860, eight professionals assembled at Prestwick for a tournament to determine who would be the Champion golfer. The winner was to receive the Challenge Belt, a prize crafted from red Moroccan leather … Continue reading

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“One equal temper of heroic hearts..”

Tho’ much is taken, much abides; and tho’ We are not now that strength which in old days Moved earth and heaven, that which we are, we are; One equal temper of heroic hearts, Made weak by time and fate, … Continue reading

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Running and being a gentleman…

The female form is beautiful – it’s even more beautiful when in motion.  I don’t think this is sexist – I think it’s the truth. But I cringe at the notion of a female runner having to “endure” the cowardly … Continue reading

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Starting over…on occasion the EEOR comes out in me.

I’ve been here before. Starting over. This time it was bronchitis and a chronic right calf pull that I aggravated by running when I should not have. It’s been 5 days since I’ve run. Feels like an eternity.  2014 has … Continue reading

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My inner child…

George Sheehan once said that “…..running is the purist form of play”.  No argument here.. Last Saturday my running club (SJAC) held their annual 5k Great Grace Race and Pancake breakfast.   It’s a very casual/family oriented race that’s purpose is to “give … Continue reading

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