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“We spend an enormous amount of time trying to get the world to align with the vision we have for what will make us happy or successful…”

Continue reading at: Seth’s Blog: It’s not all in your head.

Training Journal – 6/9/12:

  • Current plan: Half-marathon program
  • Today’s session: 10 miles @ 9:30
  • Comments: I did 10.54 @ 9:17. I’m in Florida and running in the humidity (even at 6a) was a challenge. I usually don’t take walk breaks, but took a couple this morning. I guess the next few days will be good practice for the Honolulu Marathon…


April 26, 2012 — Leave a comment

Sometimes I like to visualize what I’m doing…

Two things:

  1. It is a verb, which implies activity or action. BOOYAH!
  2. I probably should have spent my lunch on that other thing…

[Image from the Visual Thesaurus, Copyright ©1998-2012 Thinkmap, Inc. All rights reserved.]

Training Journal – 4/26/I12:

  • Current plan: Half-marathon program: taper week
  • Today’s session: 3 mile easy run / pacing dry run
  • Comments: Good 3.98 mile run. Pace plan of 8:52, 8:37, & 8:22. Results: 8:30, 8:29, & 8:24. I’m still a work in progress…

Why bother?

March 22, 2012 — Leave a comment

Sometimes, that’s all one can say…

I’m ready for tomorrow morning’s 5 mile run already!

Training Journal – 3/22/12:

  • Current plan: 10-Miler Training
  • Today’s session: 6 mile tempo run – Warm; 4 mi @ 8:55; Cool
  • Comments: Crystal-clear & brisk this morning – great running weather! 6.62 @ 8:53 overall (core splits: 8:56, :42, :34, :48) – yippee!

Sage Advice

February 29, 2012 — Leave a comment

This was on the wall at the restaurant tonight:

Training Journal – 2/29/12:

  • Current plan: 12K Training
  • Today’s session: 4 Mile Easy Run
  • Comments: Same as yesterday: Did a 6.2 instead – though a tempo run vs. a negative split test.  On the outbound leg of the out-and-back, I ran up on a skunk – which resulted in a 100 yard dash being incorporated into the tempo run!


February 3, 2012 — Leave a comment

Call it the “post-vacation blues”, exhaustion, or whatever, I simply seem to be more tired from one week back in the office than six days of activity in Hawaii.

A return to the Islands might
be a prescribed remedy…

…and possibly a weekend!

Training Journal – 2/3/12:

  • Current plan: 10K Training
  • Today’s session: 6 Mile Easy Run @ 9:55
  • Comments: Another day with the “pace abiding” goal: planned was 9:55, achieved was 9:16 (Oh well.)  I did have negative splits and a sub-60 minute 10K!  [I also discovered myself humming “smooth” at least five times during the run!]

A good read over at Seth Godin’s Blog:

“The pain of a lousy boss, of careless mistakes, of insufficient credit. The pain of instability, of bullying, of inadequate tools. The pain of poor cash flow, corrosive feedback and work that isn’t worthy of you.

Pain is part of work. And it leads to two mistakes.”

Read the rest here

Training Journal – 1/4/12:

  • Current plan: 10K Training
  • Today’s session: Rest
  • Comments: nada…

Via The Curious Brain

Read this yesterday and thought about it early this morning during my first “long run”:

“Effortless effort. It means work hard, but trust that you can do it.”

-Rachel Cieslewicz, Pro Runner


November 1, 2011 — Leave a comment

An awkward, “queue the crickets” moment from a conference I attended last week:

A presenter, who was discussing the security risks inherent in sharing too much on social media sites, flashed what she felt was a redacted LinkedIn profile page from someone who met specific search criteria for conference attendees.

It was clear, from the audience’s murmuring , she didn’t redact enough.

It was pretty easy to decipher where the person worked, who their clientele was, etc.

She proved her point and I’m positive there were quite a few nervous people in the audience.

I’m also pretty sure there was a ton of people who subsequently edited their profiles…immediately.

Low, high, no …

The paradox of expectations.