Category Archives: reflection

On New Boston Qualifying Standards, Fairness, and Determination

Warning: The title was initially “On Qualifying, Fairness, and Determination”. I’m not sure if I’m sticking with that topic.  It just echoed the general reaction from runners in response to the new qualifying standards and procedures for the Boston Marathon … Continue reading

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2400 miles later

This has been the best disappointing year ever!  200 miles per month averaged, despite barely creeping near 200 miles a couple of times the last few months. A Running History In 2006, I started running.  By virtue of every race … Continue reading

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2251.2 miles for the year and other accomplishments #running #twit2fit

Accomplishments for the year: 10 more 60 mile weeks than I’ve run in my entire life. My first 70 mile week, and 5 more 70+ mile weeks. My first 80 mile week. My first 2000+ mile year. My first 300+ … Continue reading

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Suspend doubt #twit2fit #running

Zig Ziglar reminded me of the “fake it ’til you make it” mentality.  Suspend doubt, and trust that the pieces will fall into place later, and that you have the ability to connect the dots. I found this mentality critical … Continue reading

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[I Will] Because I “can’t”–qualifying for Boston #twit2fit

We all do things because we’re supposed to be able to, because we were “born to do it.” I know a lot of runners who were accomplished cross-country runners in high school who have failed in their attempts to qualify … Continue reading

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