Category Archives: endurance

Adult Running Camp – Day 3

Last day of running camp today. We met at 8am for a 5 mile run around Lake Mary, the shortest distance but highest altitude for running (8900 ft). I wasn’t sure how my run would go because I was a bit tired from the two days previous. My foot was a bit stiff, but I didn’t […]
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Adult Running Camp – Day 2

Thankfully my ankle didn’t feel too bad when I woke this morning. It was still swollen a bit but the combination of ice cold water (Convict Lake) and ibuprofen had me in good enough shape for today’s activities. (Adult Running Camp – Day 1 (and a reminder to pick up my feet)) Side note: I […]
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I Can Run Hills! A Recap of the The San Francisco (First) Half Marathon

Going in reverse order we ran the 2nd half of this race a year ago. We chose the 2nd half because my son wanted to finish near the baseball stadium…and, being a net downhill it was an easier course. The plan was to run the 1st half this year, and possibly the full marathon in 2018. […]
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Thankful Living

“There is therefore no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus. For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus has set you free from the law of sin and of death.” -Romans 8:1-2 The promise is of forgiveness, of acceptance, of unmerited and unconditional grace. It is this promise that frees […]
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Stress…and Stress. Gratitude 7/10

I just started reading Peak Performance, by Steve Magness and Brad Stulberg. Two chapters in, I’m thinking about stress and its role in performance. According to the authors, “A little doubt and uncertainty is actually a good thing: It signals that a growth opportunity has emerged.” As a distance runner, I’ve benefited from the intentional stress I’ve […]
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A Nice Progress Marker – Gratitude 7/3

Five years ago my daughter, husband, and I ran our first 5k races at the Channel Islands Harbor 4th of July 5k and 10k. We’d started running earlier in the year. Megan and I were close together but she had a better kick and beat me at the end. She still has a better kick. […]
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Slow & Steady – Racing Weight Week 4

In completing 4 weeks of a more focused effort on losing those last few pounds, I’ve remembered a few things. Weight loss is not fast, nor is it easy. Unfortunately many of us expect both. The weight loss industry perpetuates this lie with adds that promise quick results…for a fee. Fad diets also promise quick […]
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It’s Friday! Gratitude 6/30

I’ve been a bit out of sorts the past few days. I’m not sure why, but suspect it’s not due to any ONE thing.  This is part of it: Politics bleh. I know that I should quit paying attention to the news because every time it seems as if we’ve hit bottom, it turns out […]
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Really?!?! Racing Weight Week 3

Now that I’ve completed three weeks of my focused efforts to lose those last pounds I can say that I’ve reset my habits…mostly in omitting processed foods and added sugar. I’ve not deprived myself, and have enjoyed food and drink related social events each week. Most days I’m trying to eat more protein, with fewer […]
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Ummm – Racing Weight Week 2

I weigh myself most mornings, which is a good or bad practice, depending on whose advice you listen to. It’s generally helpful for me. Over the last couple years, as I’ve lost lots of weight, I’ve recorded it whenever I reached a lower number. Of course with the daily fluctuations that we all have it […]
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