Sunday, October 19, 2014

I have enjoyed sharing my successes and struggles over the last couple of years on this website.  However, as my 2 year anniversary is coming up, I am hoping to share other people's successes on this website (along with my own stories)

The best feeling in the world is people emailing or chatting me about how one of my posts helped changed their lives.  How I was able to motivate them to run their first race or to change their eating habits, etc.  Now,  I want others to experience that same feeling.
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Tuesday, October 14, 2014

  My Running Mistakes

I was stubborn...because I was a runner.  

Are all runners stubborn?  Maybe.  Determined?  Probably. 

As I mentioned in my last blog post, When I look back at the 10+ years of running, at times I know I was definitely guilty of running too much and beyond what my body was capable of. 

I really wanted to be a great runner.  Once I fell in love with this form of exercise and the freedom I felt on those runs, I wanted to make it look easy.  I talked myself into believing I could be a respectable marathon runner after not running for the first 25 years of my life. 

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Friday, October 10, 2014

today's footprint is tomorrow's legacy

For many years, food was my addiction.  Eventually, I think I replaced it with running.

It is now my belief that running can turn into an addiction.  Many endurance ethusiasts are living like this, but have not realized it yet.  Just like any addiction, running can negatively impact your life.

If you are a runner, ask yourself, "Why are you running?".  Come up with 5-10 reasons, leave them in the comments or in a social media response because I would be interested to see what people come up with.  If you love running, my guess is that it would be easy to think of 5 reasons.