A return to running

After my first Olympic distance duathlon last August, I decided I was pretty burned out on running and endurance activities in general, so I very purposefully took a step back and changed what I was doing to stay in shape. I started off with a 12 week cycle of P90X. Looking back on it, I […]

Refocusing: A tabula rasa of sorts

Last May I started off on a journey to spend less time on the couch and more time out moving. Obviously, my main goal was to drop the excess weight I’d been carrying around for the last few years. My secondary goal was to start running again. When I was a kid in gym class […]

Almost there

I feel like I’m quickly closing in on the end of the first stage of my journey back to fitness. In 48 hours I’ll be 30 minutes into the Weather Channel Atlanta Half Marathon. Three weeks ago I ran in a community 15K which at the time helped build my confidence some, but now I’m […]

The training continues

Last weekend was my 8 mile run, which was the longest run I’ve been on since the marathon I ran last century. I don’t know why I do it to myself, but I picked a pretty brutal route for those 8 miles. Rather than doing it somewhere that’s relatively flat, I decided to take on […]

Less enthusiasm than last week

Last week when I got back from my “long” run for the week I was pumped. I felt great the entire run, unfortunately, I can’t say the same for this week’s run. In the third mile I started getting a cramp, which I was able to nip in the bud, but it took a good […]

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