Sharpening The Axe: Training Begins

“Give me six hours to chop down a tree and I will spend the first four sharpening the axe.” Abraham Lincoln ~ I spent much of yesterday contemplating Lincoln’s quote. His words evoke an image of deliberate and unhurried preparation. My mind conjures an introspective Lincoln, honing the blade with which he’ll approach his arduous […]

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For The Love Of Running

“Do not lose heart, we were made for these times…” Clarissa Pinkola Estés ~ It is nearly impossible, now being a runner, to imagine not loving running. Technically at some point I didn’t, because we weren’t yet acquainted. This is true. But once a runner, my love became ardent. I love running for fun, running […]

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Loos’d Of Limits

“From this hour I ordain myself loos’d of limits and imaginary lines.” Walt Whitman ~ Mental fortitude. Many motivational quotes allude to the mind’s remarkable power over body. I read one recently: “Your legs are not giving out. Your head is giving in. Keep going!” This made me realize I’ve had both these moments in […]

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2012 New York City Marathon Training

2011 NYCM Medal

“All endeavor calls for the ability to tramp the last mile, shape the last plan, endure the last hours toil. The fight to the finish spirit is the one…characteristic we must posses if we are to face the future as finishers.”  Henry David Thoreau ~ It’s time I return my focus to NYC Marathon training. […]

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