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26.2

Yesterday I completed the Columbus Marathon – my first 26.2 mile run.  Even better I got to share the experience with my best friend, my wife Colleen, who was there with me for every step.  It has been a long journey for us.  Just over a 1 1/2 years ago, we decided to start running. […]

Feeling Cross

At just under a month until race day, I am now running longer distances than I ever knew possible. I am learning first hand that pounding your feet on the pavement for hours at a time causes one to experience considerable amounts of pain. Joints, muscles, bones – you name it and it’s probably a […]

Pace

I am just over a month away from running my first marathon. My ability to finish the 26.2 miles is largely dependent on finding a pace that I can sustain for the long haul. If my pace is too fast, I will burn out; too slow and I will underperform. The challenge is to run […]

Fear

Fear.  Does it paralyze you or push you forward? For the last few months I have been preparing to run my first marathon.  Two weeks ago, I had terrible training run.  I was at mile 10 of 16, and I felt just plain bad.  I was hot, tired, thirsty, and just plain spent.  In my […]

One Small Step

One of my goals for 2010 is to run 1,000 miles. Another is to complete my first marathon. Both – no surprise – are requiring me to run far and run often. When I chose these goals I assumed that the hardest part would be finding the strength to push ahead as the distance steadily […]

simplify

It recently occurred to me that through the course of my life I have devoted way too much time to socks.  Yes, socks. No, I don’t have some weird sock fetish or a creepy sock collection, but rather I have spent countless minutes here and there sifting through laundry baskets, rummaging through drawers, and searching […]

Get Brainwashed

Whether through his books, his blog, his speeches, or his actions Seth Godin seems to constantly inspire, challenge, and motivate me.  Demonstrating this ability once again, Seth has written Brainwashed – a brief and brilliant manifesto about overcoming fear, rethinking work, and living life.  It is free to download, takes under 5 minutes to read, […]

Creativity

One of the things I resolve to do in 2010 is to devote substantial amounts of intentional effort towards the development of my creativity. I view creativity as a personal strength, and I think it makes sense to spend considerable time enhancing this asset.  Inspired by my friend Artie Isaac, I am going to engage […]

2010 by the Numbers

One of the best things I discovered in 2009 was Nike+. The ability of this tool to track and then present data about my running thoroughly captivates me.   It actually makes running interesting. How far? How fast? How often? How can I do better?  Every time I run, Nike+ is adding insight to all […]

2009 – The Highlight Reel

2009 was an amazing year for me.  I decided I would end the year with a blog post version of my highlight reel for the year.   Life has its share of ups and downs, but I feel like I get a lot more good than bad every day.  For that I am grateful.  It […]