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As part of my renewed interest in getting healthy, I have started to read Runners World again.  Since I've mostly not been running the last 4 years, I've also mostly not been reading Runners World.  As I was perusing the new March 2017 issue, one of the columns really spoke to me.  It is called


– Posted in: injury Looking Ahead Reflections

2017 marks a major crossroads/change for me and my life.  In short, I have left my corporate day job, staking out a new direction in my career, transitioning from a nine-to-fiver to self-employed.  While there are many benefits to having a full time job, with good pay and with good benefits, I've just simply grown

Bye Bye 2015, Hello 2016

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Yes, I'll be the first to admit that my blogging in 2015 was pathetic.  Only 3 posts all year.  However, I'm still interested in using this site to try and keep some semblance of Wordpress and website hosting technical skills.  After all, my day job is in IT. 2015 was a roller coaster year in terms

What I’ve been up to

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Since I've been pleased with where my running is at these days, it occurred to me that I should put an update on the blog! About 3 years ago, in early May 2012, I pulled my calf, starting a downward spiral of injuries and since then I've had a hard time shaking a litany of

Still Love Runmeter

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Was just looking through some old stuff on my blog and came across this posting from almost 4 years ago (!) where I professed my love for Runmeter.  I'm happy to say that I still think it is an awesome app.  They keep adding great functions to it, and I gladly pay $5 annually for

Long Beach Snowflake 4 Mile Race Report

– Posted in: Race Reports

I took a 2 month break from running in December and January.  The reason for that would be a different post for a different day, but long story short is that once the calendar flipped over to February, I felt I was ready to run again.  It is officially the start of training for my

Still pleased with my recovery

– Posted in: injury Reflections

I'm 3 weeks into my latest comeback from injury, and I have to say that I'm feeling cautiously optimistic.  I have an office job, and for many many months I've been used to standing up from my desk and having an uncomfortable first step in my right foot as I begin to get where ever I need

Forward Progress

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It's been almost a week since my last post where I was a little depressed about taking a step back in my latest comeback attempt.  But since then things have been pretty good.  I ran last Thursday after having taken 2 days off.  In that run I decided to truly experiment with a forefoot landing.

Quick bump in the road

– Posted in: injury

Well, that was fast.  Only 2 runs into my latest comeback, and literally the same day I last posted about how I only need 2 pathetic runs per week to equal the pathetic total miles I ran in 2013, I felt like I aggravated my foot a little bit!  Felt the start of a twinge