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Sep 272013
You Know Fall Running Season Has Arrived When...

- You may actually need to don more than just shorts and shoes before heading outside. Add some colder temperatures, I may even have to start wearing socks again. – Trails become safe to re-visit, with fewer spider webs, snakes, and poison ivy. Watch your step when the leaves start to fall and the deer Continue Reading «You Know Fall Running Season Has Arrived When…»

Sep 152013

Teaching martial arts isn’t easy. There is a lot that doesn’t feel natural…putting your fist through a board, most of the stances, learning all the techniques in Japanese, etc. I often remind new students that “if it feels uncomfortable, you’re probably doing it right.” There are some lessons that teach themselves (like blocking your head Continue Reading «The High Rewards of Teaching»

Sep 142013
Marathon Training: I Think I Can, I Think I Can

As I approach week 7 of marathon training, the phrase “I think I can, I think I can” has been replaying over and over in my mind.  This was especially true during the 14 mile run last weekend.  For some reason, this run was a toughie for me.  I’m not sure if it’s the lingering Continue Reading «Marathon Training: I Think I Can, I Think I Can»