2:17:36

I did it. I completed my half marathon with a time of 2:17:36. I had set out with a goal in my head of finishing in 2:10:00 – which would have been a 10:00 minute/mile pace. Before photo: We look excited to run 13.1 miles, don’t we? So jolly. 🙂 So close. I’ve found, however,…

200 Blog Posts and 13.1 Miles Later

You’re all still with me. Really? I had this idea as I noted that I was getting close to a 200th blog post. Only two or so years into my little home on the web, I realize that I’ve found what I love about doing this; they’re my thoughts, stories, and life, unfiltered. Pen to…

Roadkill… A Hierarchy

The other day I was out running along my normal route when a couple things happened to me that I really wanted to share. These things only reminded me that there is a food chain to everything. Now, safety hawks would tell me that running with full headphones is probably not a good idea, I…

Runner’s Crack

Some of you know that I’ve picked up running. If you’ve been hiding under a rock you may have missed: Fat Man Running Or even: Fat Man Records Video While Running I’ve been working my butt off, running, and I’ve never felt better… Except for the constant ache in my legs because I’m stupid enough…

Good Morning

I was out running this morning… Yeah, yeah, yeah. I know, I know….

Under Every Rock

I’ve been thinking about this post for a while. I spend a great deal of time on Facebook & Twitter. I am a social creature by nature. But I also spend time on various other social networks, what I find most amazing and appealing about them is how often I am engaged on them, in…

Accomplishment

I think I might have a role in motivational speaking. Today I ran two new personal “bests.” A new personal best for distance. 5.3 miles and a personal best set of average minutes per mile at 11.31. It was really tough, but I have set a goal for myself and I’m currently reaching for that…

Don’t Mind the Heavy Breathing

I’ve been running lately, and I’ve been street running lately. I figured it was harder to give up when you still had to get back home. At any rate, I live in SW Portland. If you know the area, it’s HILLY, there are HILLS everywhere. Not hills, but OMG BECKY! RUN FOR THE HILLS, hills….

New Year, Old Habits

“We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.” Aristotle Every New Years’ eve we hear the same question over and over. “What is your New Year’s resolution?” Mine is always the same. I don’t make any. No goal is going to be achieved by making a snap decision…

Speech: Prepare for running

Well, Here it is, another speech. This one is a demonstrative speech. The video is probably worth watching only because I’m actually doing something other than just standing there. If you’d like to read it, I’ve included the speech here in PDF. How to prepare for running – Below, here is the speech.