Category Archives: Inspiration

Getting Things Done

Hi. I haven’t posted to this blog in almost a year and let’s be honest – I didn’t even write that last post. Sure, I could blame my lack of blogging on my two teenage daughters, my full time job, … Continue reading

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I finally forgot

I ran my last marathon in February 2010. It’s been roughly 25 months. Late yesterday morning, I was browsing through some posts on the “Bling Whores” Facebook group when I suddenly forgot how much marathon training sucks. I forgot about … Continue reading

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Death

This post has been a long time coming. Half a year ago, I lost my good friend Nancy to leukemia. I always admired Nancy in many ways. She was and still is the strongest woman I’ve ever met. When she … Continue reading

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The Do Nothing Vacation

I recently came across a great post on the Lonely Planet blog called “How to Plan a do-nothing” vacation. Although I’m a budding quasi-provider of “do something” vacations, I have to say the post sounded quite appealing. I was especially fond of tip #4 – what to bring…at least 4 of the following components… Continue reading

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Us of Lesser Gods

The good thing about a road trip is that is gives you time to think and it reintroduces you to things you might have forgotten. On my recent road trip to St. Louis, Chicago and Savannah, I made my way … Continue reading

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Post Disney Speed Work

My older brother is visiting Walt Disney World from St. Louis, so we drove over to spend the day with him and his family at the Disney Hollywood Studios. There, I was reacquainted with my childhood friends, “Broccoli Balboa” and … Continue reading

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New York City Next Year

This is one of those posts where the Cast of Characters page will come in handy.  Please refer to it as needed. Over the weekend, Bret ran the New York City marathon.  Richie accompanied him to New York to coach … Continue reading

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Without Limits

When we first got the Netflix for the Wii CD, I went through the Netflix catalog and searched for all the inspirational running movies I could find.  A few, like Spirit of the Marathon were available to stream on demand, … Continue reading

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Breast Cancer & Moonlighting as a PR dude

Over the past few weeks, I’ve been doing a little PR work for one of our websites that sells plus size bras.  The website is hosting a contest that will donate $250 to the fund-raising efforts of a single walker … Continue reading

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Spirit of the Marathon

I watched Spirit of the Marathon a few nights ago and I’ll admit it…I cried. That sweeping helicopter shot over the huge crowd at the starting line always gets me. More than any other part of my marathon and half … Continue reading

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