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Still not dead.

I’m still not dead. Yet. No, I haven’t been running. I’ve been settling into my new job, and coming up with all sorts of excuses when I think “I really ought to get back to running.” So, yes, I suck. … Continue reading

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Yup, it’s true.

I haven’t been training over the last week. I can only plead lack of time and energy. I’ve been busy finishing off a major project at work during my final two-week period there, and just haven’t really had much energy … Continue reading

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Gustav Holst – The Planets

The Planets by Gustav Holst is an intriguing and very enjoyable bit of classical music to carry you through an exercise session. Now that that’s out of the way, tonight’s walk/run hurt. My leg muscles are in pain. I’m hoping … Continue reading

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Still going.

Ok, so I missed a bit of time since the last time I trained, but it really wasn’t any sort of falling off the wagon again. Truly! I had yet another bout with some sort of sickness, and I spent … Continue reading

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Hit the ‘mill again.

I got back up on the treadmill tonight. Betcha thought I wouldn’t do it! Well, if you did think that, I have to admit it wasn’t without reason. I had a weird night of it though. I stretched and started … Continue reading

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Some actual exercise.

I actually got off my duff and hit the treadmill last night. I did 2.2 miles in (roughly) 45 minutes (showing that I wasn’t going all that fast). It’s depressing to see just how much fitness I’ve lost after going … Continue reading

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A little bit of motion.

A two and a half hour hike has left me slightly sore today. My son and I hit the trails in a local natural area and the hills were impressive. All the huffin’ and puffin’ makes me feel a bit … Continue reading

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New WordPress – No Motion

I’ve just upgraded to a new WordPress, primarily to help with the comment spam problem. And I must say, so far it’s working great in that respect. I still haven’t gotten back into running, and I’ve decided I’m approaching it … Continue reading

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Blood donation and running.

I donated blood last night and was curious about its effect on runners. Not that I’ve been running yet, mind you, but I’m really gonna start again. Any day now! Truly! Moving right along… I was looking for some good … Continue reading

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Happy Thanksgiving! (And a status report)

Happy Thanksgiving everyone! I’m still not doing much on the running front, but I’m also still not giving up on it. My lovely wife bought me a Garmin Forerunner 201, and it’d be a terrible shame not to put it … Continue reading

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Server Move

Hello folks. has just undergone a server move, so things may look funky for a day or so until I get it all squared away. In running news, well, I haven’t been. However, to continue the trend of the … Continue reading

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Off the wagon.

Well, at this point it’d be pretty safe to say that I’ve fallen off the wagon. I’m sure y’all have suspected as much. I mean, it’s not exactly hard to see that it fell apart. But to answer the question … Continue reading

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Charge! (slowly)

I hit the trails again yesterday. I did 3.6 miles with my one of my sons, half of which was uphill (from 340 ft. to 760 ft.). It wasn’t running, but we walked at a pretty good clip, and some … Continue reading

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Put your right foot in, take your right foot out…

So, I still suck. But I’m also afflicted. I put in a good walk with my sons this weekend. We went and walked a nice trail for a couple miles. The first mile was all uphill, so it was something … Continue reading

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I suck.

Thank you all for the encouragement and advice. I really appreciate it. Y’all have no idea how much it means to me. That being said, I suck. I didn’t run last night, and I didn’t run tonight. I have no … Continue reading

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