Goals Not Resolutions

With a new year underway, it's time to start working towards new goals. Or continue in pursuit of old ones. Every year, I have goals that I write down and clearly define so that I can track my progress towards achieving them throughout the year. I like to call them goals, not resolutions. The reason … Continue reading Goals Not Resolutions

2022 in Review

At the beginning of each year, I set myself new running goals. I like my goals to be tangible and realistic, but also challenging and beneficial to my long-term running. I have found that setting goals in this way keeps me motivated throughout the year and allows me to easily track how I've done in … Continue reading 2022 in Review

Ready to Run Marathon #10

Some training cycles are really difficult from a mental or physical standpoint. Some are even difficult from both the mental and physical standpoints. If you are a regular reader, you might recall that my training for the Copenhagen marathon in May was a cycle that was challenging in both a mental and physical way. (For … Continue reading Ready to Run Marathon #10

For Streak’s Sake: 1,700 Days and Counting

A few months ago when I reached 1,600 days in my running streak, I made a blog post (click here for a refresher), where I listed a few of the negatives of streaking that myself and other streakers had experienced. It was meant to be a way to share some experiences and show that, just … Continue reading For Streak’s Sake: 1,700 Days and Counting

RunPatRun Race Series – Part 1: Favorite Race – Marine Corps Marathon

When I first started running for fun, something drew me to the marathon.  I’m not sure if it was because I was naïve or because I wanted to challenge myself or maybe it was a combination of the two.  The idea of running long distances just appealed to me – at least in theory.  Growing … Continue reading RunPatRun Race Series – Part 1: Favorite Race – Marine Corps Marathon

Running Towards Confidence

Last week, in my Pillars of Running Success post, I gave you the factors that make up the foundation of my running and give me what I think is the best chance at being successful. In addition to the things I discussed last week, there are also a few things that play a part in moving … Continue reading Running Towards Confidence

Losing Weight to Gain Confidence

On March 3rd 2016, exactly 5 years ago, I had an annual checkup scheduled with my doctor.  Like most people, I wasn’t exactly looking forward to a doctor’s visit because it always seems like a change needed to be made.  In that way, this visit would be much the same as before.  Unlike those other … Continue reading Losing Weight to Gain Confidence