Contingency Plans

This morning my run workout was thirty minutes easy, shake out the legs. I was able to run right within my desired race pace and keep my heart rate right in zone two. Two days before a marathon, this should make me happy. While I am happy at my progress, I still have feeling of... Continue Reading →

It Never Rains In California?

Today was a complete rest day. Normally I would go to bed by 9:30, which I did last night, and get up around 4:30, which I did not do today. I slept in until 7:15. It felt wonderful. Then I checked my messages. I find a post on Facebook from the California International Marathon that... Continue Reading →

Making A List

I am a list writer. It is much less stressful for me to write a list of all I have to do before a big event, say a marathon in California for example. There is so much to prepare, I don't want to forget a thing, so I make a list. Writing out the list... Continue Reading →

Buddy System

Yesterday I wrote about a very good swim workout that had a lot to do with swimming with my friend. We kept each other going and honest to the workout. In a comment, IowaTriBob¬†mentioned he missed a workout buddy. What a great word to use. Buddy. A quick Google search came up with this description... Continue Reading →

Don’t Wait

Don't wait. Life is unpredictable. That was a written in a text I received yesterday morning from a friend I swim with. I had sent out several "Happy Thanksgiving" messages and he and I were chatting a bit after I swam. He had run the local Turkey Trot that morning and now is considering a... Continue Reading →

Give Thanks

I am thankful for many things - one little thing is that my gym was open this morning, so I was able to get a swim in. At first I planned to swim 3,000 meters, it is my only workout today and I will be eating a feast later on. Then I remembered that I... Continue Reading →

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