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Running Scared

October 29, 2010


The marathon is about two weeks away and the thought of it has begun to give me a little rumbly in my tumbly.  I remember looking at the training schedule about 8 weeks ago and thinking time was on our side, but now it’s as if the last few weeks have flown by without any […]

Making the Most of Your Treadmill Run

October 27, 2010


Honestly, who likes running on a treadmill?  If you say, “I do,” I swear to God I will punch you in the face.  Ok, I am too nice of a guy to ever do that but I would seriously think about it.  When Rachel and I first started running we did all of our runs […]

Things I Think I Think While Running

October 26, 2010


If you are wondering what a runner thinks about when he/she runs here are a few of the things that usually go through my mind. –          Should we go to Shipley’s after?  A chocolate doughnut does sound good. –          Is my ass chaffing?  Oh my God I hope my ass isn’t chaffing! –          Why did […]

The Unforgiving Ground

October 25, 2010


We did it!  We ran 10 miles on Saturday!  The weather, although ominous, never discouraged us from running.  We were determined to get our training back on track and test the limits of the tendonitis in my ankle.  The plan was to run slower than before and stop at 8 miles, especially if the pain […]

Inspiring the Uninspired

October 22, 2010


I have been thinking a lot about inspiration and why I really run. I don’t know if it’s because I love the fact that it keeps me healthy. I don’t know if it’s because when I run I am stress-free. I don’t know if it’s because every time I finish running I feel a sense […]

To iPod, or Not To iPod

October 20, 2010


The sounds of my harsh breaths are muffled by a small device attached to my shorts.  A wire runs up my back, appears at the top of my neckline and drapes around the back of my head.  The wires form into a headset that rests over my scalp with two small speakers pressed softly against […]

Running…We Meet Again

October 19, 2010


I finally did it…I finally ran again!  To say I was nervous to run for the first time in over a week is an understatement.  I was downright terrified.  It was not the run that scared me, but rather, how my ankle would respond to the run.  I had been told to only run ten […]