Facebook has a Memories feature where posts from years past will pop up. Most of the time they are reminders of some place you visited, a funny thing that happened, or a photo from a wonderful day. Since Memories can't distinguish good ones from unpleasant ones, you can be reminded of something not so happy. … Continue reading We Still Need Good Samaritans
At the end of last year, I asked my running coach for a week off. To be honest I was burned out. I had trained intensely all year to run three marathons. Mentally, I just wanted to check out for a bit and not be driven by a training schedule. It seemed as if my … Continue reading You Gotta Have Balance
I recently celebrated a birthday, the kind where you move into a new decade. I wasn’t looking forward to getting older. I decided to do the only thing on my birthday that a funatical runner can do - run a half marathon. My birthday was on a Sunday so it was easy to find a … Continue reading To Tell The Truth
My running adventures (and my blog posts) have been sporadic since July because, well, life got in the way. That is my way of saying I have had two relatively minor health issues to deal with. I don’t do inactive very well. If you want to make me very depressed, tell me I can’t run. … Continue reading A Life Lesson from Mr. V.
It’s the end of the year - a time when people reflect on what they did in the last 12 months and look ahead to what they have planned for the new year. Many of us have a “bucket list”, a list of things we dream of doing someday. Someday is that magical time … Continue reading Enjoy Yourself!
In my high school psychology class, we learned about the bystander effect, or “Genovese Syndrome”, named for Kitty Genovese, a 28-year-old woman who was stabbed to death outside her New York City apartment in the middle of the night in 1964. In the newspaper account of her murder, it was reported no one came to … Continue reading Extending a Hand
You may have noticed that I haven’t written on my blog for the last couple weeks. I was trying to come to terms with my latest injury. I didn’t want to talk about it, write about it, or even think about it. While running two and a half weeks ago, I tripped and broke … Continue reading Getting Up Again
Passion is a word we frequently hear when people talk about their professional work or their hobbies. Their passion motivates them to work hard and pursue their goals. Being driven by one’s passion can lead to amazing achievements but it also can lead to burn-out. In order to stay motivated, we need to ensure our … Continue reading Rediscovering My Passion
On New Year’s Eve, I ran my last race in 2015. What better way to ring out a year of running than toeing the start line one last time? I opted for the 10K distance instead of the 5K because I am back in training for a marathon. The 10K race started about 10 minutes … Continue reading Last Isn’t Losing
My step-father could best be described as a grumpy old man. He was a World War II veteran having served in Europe as a bombardier on a B17. He was an opinionated man who was stuck in a bygone era. He liked Manhattans and martinis. He didn’t like animals or little kids. He refused … Continue reading Do It Now