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September 12, 2012 — Leave a comment

I don’t write much about my job on here – that’s intentional.

That said, I do have the honor and privilege to lead and work along side some extremely capable and professional people. They are good at what they do and I appreciate that as a leader and co-worker.

The cool part is that every once in a while, that professionalism gets recognized…

Today, my team accepted an industry award that, this year, was only given to .2% of our 13,000+ peer companies.

We knew about the award, so today’s event wasn’t a surprise. Still, hearing that “two tenths of one percent” phrase from the presenter really put the award and accomplishment into perspective for me – and, I’m sure, the team. [having your boss and your boss’ boss hear that from the presenter ain’t too bad either!]

Training Journal – 9/12/12:

  • Current plan: Honolulu Marathon Training Plan
  • Today’s session: 7 mile, pacing test run @ 8:07
  • Comments: I did 7.53 @ a 7:57 pace with negative splits


August 11, 2012 — Leave a comment

We plan the way we want to live, but only God makes us able to live it.

Proverbs 16:9 MSG

Training Journal – 8/11/12:

  • Current plan: Honolulu Marathon Training Plan
  • Today’s session: 10 miles…in the form of the Crystal Springs Trail Run in Woodside.
  • Comments: It was a great first trail run: 10.6 miles, Elevation Gain 1,890′, 1:49:02 @ 10:17/M.  Full report tomorrow.


August 7, 2012 — Leave a comment

Thank Goodness For FedEx Kinko’s.

It saved my bacon this aftternoon evening tonight since the hotel’s business center computer/scanner was busted. Got an important document generated, printed, signed, and emailed to a colleague. WHEW!

Ah, the life of the ever-connected worker…

Training Journal – 8/7/12:

  • Current plan: Honolulu Marathon Training Plan
  • Today’s session: 3 mile run @ 9:09
  • Comments: I did 6.54 miles at 8:52. I’m on a trip and the route just lent itself to a 10K… 😉

“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!