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Is It Too Much for You?

There are times in my marathon training when I feel like it’s too much.  My legs hurt, my body is exhausted, and I’m mentally spent. There are times when I think about the kids and families at St. Jude and what they’re going through, and it’s too much.  My eyes …

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Be Smart About Pain

So I’m sitting here writing this in pain. Why am I in pain? I’m injured. Why am I injured? I’m stupid. But let me explain a bit. I’m in a bit of physical pain because my right calf popped (tore?) during a run the other day. That happened because I fell …

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So Long, 35

A selfie on my final 35 year old morning As I sit here on the last night that I’m 35, I thought it would be appropriate and a bit nice to reflect on the past year of my life.  It was a year filled with lots of trials (mentally and …

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Race & Place or Ride with Pride?

I just got back from a truly epic charity event out in San Francisco.  It’s called the Canary Challenge, and the purpose is to raise money for the Canary Foundation at Stanford.  The Foundation is trying to develop a blood test for early detection of cancer.  The idea being that …

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But You Don’t Have The Body of A…

I hear comments like this all the time, whether from someone about themself or about others.  “Oh, but I’m not built like a runner.”  “You don’t have a cyclist body.”  “I’m too skinny to lift weights.” The thing is, if you do it, you are it.  You have the body …

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Health Is Not a Mid Life Crisis

Today, I ran to work. I love doing that. I call running and cycling to work “CUYOP” – commute under your own power – read more in my blog post on it, and check the hashtag activity on Twitter). It’s a great way to start the day because of how …

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