Monthly Archives: February 2015

I didn’t want to. And I almost didn’t. But I did.

My legs were sore, and my mind was tired, more so because of the soreness in my legs. Wednesday is brick day – more specifically – BIG brick day, and although I had mostly worked up the gumption and enthusiasm … Continue reading

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Introducing….Speed

We are five months out from the big day. The big race day. We are five weeks out from the first race of the season. It is time to start introducing – little by little – speed. And I’m not … Continue reading

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Stop Being Lazy

I said this to myself as I arrived at the pool yesterday morning. I said this to myself the night before as I got all my things together to go to the pool in the morning. And all through my … Continue reading

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Shark Bait

Sunday swim day. BIG swim day. I received confirmation last night that my swim buddy was indeed going to be there this morning, which meant I was definitely going to have to bring my A-game. When you are swimming with … Continue reading

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Enjoy the Process (of working toward your goal)

I had 17 miles to think about what I wanted to write today. 17 miles to pound thoughts into the ground, to daydream, to let my mind wander. 17 miles to sort things out, let some things go, and think … Continue reading

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(In It For) The Long Run – the review of Week 15

Saturday. The day of the long run. Yesterday. The sun was rather resplendent, but the temperatures were not. Neither were the roads. It was going to be another of those days where I had to make another decision. Run outside? … Continue reading

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