Writing and running.
Running and writing.
My mind is full of words and sayings that are helping to continue to push me ever forward…
My personality is such that I can’t help but set goals, push to reach them, and then dream of bigger and greatest things.
“They say I’m a dreamer, but I’m the only one…” (John Lennon)
“Good is the enemy of great.” (Jim Collins)
“Good enough, never is.” (Debbi Fields)
In just over fifteen weeks, I will be running the Pittsburgh Marathon (with my son Ryan).
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I was never a gifted athlete.
I was often picked last for the sports teams on the playgrounds and even in gym class.
I never played varsity baseball (my favorite sport.)
I got cut from the freshman soccer team.
The only skill I really have is the ability to focus on a task, stay committed, and get the job done.
Continue reading “If I Can, So Can You!”
Twenty three thousand, seven hundred fifty three.
That’s the number, for all intents and purposes, give or take a few…
It seems kind of silly.
But that’s what it is.
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The 2021 NYC Marathon is 17 weeks, plus one day away.
This week, two weeks before my real “training” begins (aren’t we, as runners, always in training?), I took a GIANT leap forward.
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It will be three years since my last marathon when I step up to the (crowded) start in Staten Island for the 50th running of the New York City Marathon in November.
Three years and an Achilles surgery.
This will be, for me, Marathon Number 22 in all. It’ll be my eighth New York.
I love New York. And I love this race.
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That was a huge step back.
As I said some of the words above aloud, they sounded like “set back,” but this was anything but that.
Continue reading “Chronicle of a Comeback (vol. 23)”
I just ran my fastest mile in a very long time.
Now, those who are following (and keeping track) of my journey through this blog might recall that I ran a mile on Friday in 9:02. I was 53 seconds slower today, so how was today my fastest mile?
There is a very simple answer…
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Today was Day #2 of my running comeback.
My goal was to run a half mile without stopping. I measure all my runs in distance, not time, but my physical therapist wants me to run just in time increments. Her recommendation was for me to run for five minutes.
My goal was a half mile.
In the end, it was basically the same thing.
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…but that doesn’t make this feel any better.
I knew it was time. I know I had to do this, but it still hurts.
Continue reading “I’m Finally Going To Heal…”