Monthly Archives: September 2013

The “Couch Potato Gene” vs. The Courage to Start

On my jog this morning, I listened to the Competitor Radio podcast interview with David Epstein.  David is a senior writer at Sports Illustrated whose latest book release is titled “The Sports Gene”.  During the interview, he surmises that some … Continue reading

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Back to the Basics – Couch to 5K

3 years ago, after standing on the street corner watching waves of marathoners go by while cheering on an acquaintance, I was so caught up in the moment that I decided I would try to run.  I initially didn’t tell … Continue reading

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Endurance Questions – Unanswered

Yes, I’m a slow runner.  And I’m proud of that.  Even though it takes me awhile to cross the finish line, I’m persistent enough (or bull-headed enough, if you ask my sisters) to get there. But, in spite of truly … Continue reading

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My View of Recreational Running

3 years ago I recall standing on a street corner to cheer on my son’s teacher.  His teacher was running a marathon with her father in honor of her brother who had recently passed away.  While standing on that corner, … Continue reading

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Dumbo Double Dare – Disneyland Half Marathon (Part 2)

This blog could also be titled Staying 1 Step Ahead of the Disney Sweepers!  11 Minutes ahead, to be exact. At least, that was the timing being called out at about the halfway point.  If I had been in Corral G instead … Continue reading

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Dumbo Double Dare – 10K (Part 1)

Today was Part 1 of the Disneyland Dumbo Double Dare.  6.2 Magical Miles in the heat and humidity of Anaheim through California Adventure and Disneyland Park.  80 degrees this morning at 5:00 AM!  Tomorrow is Part 2, the Half Marathon.  … Continue reading

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