Things To Remember

Random things I need to remember when I run Phoenix Marathon in two weeks: I'm ready for this.  I have put in LOTS of hard work this time around (not like I don't every time, but this time I've really listened to what Coach MG has said, I've paid more attention to "the other stuff" …

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Running and Living Centered (with the occasional F-Bomb)

On being centered, from my Melody Beattie meditation book entry today: Learn what it feels like to be centered, to be balanced.  Learn what it feels like to be off center.  Learn to tell the difference.  Then, learn to come back to center as quickly as possible.  Quiet. Relaxed.  Feeling right about what you are …

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Moving Forward

Today life stuff made me NEED to run in the worst way.  I was nervous that the legs wouldn't cooperate and wouldn't be adequately recovered from the Chicago Marathon.  But they were ok.  Not great.  The usual post-marathon tightness and heaviness.  But they good enough to get me out for almost 5 slow miles.  And …

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Go On Down the Road

Photo courtesy of my kick ass photographer brother, Thomas J Spence On Monday, a passage was in my Melody Beattie meditation book (Journey to the Heart) that - once again - just fit.  Perfectly.  For struggles I have been having (and, literally, was having again on Monday morning) with my running life.  And also for …

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Things Are Working Out

It's been FAR too long since I have bored you all  enriched all of your lives with deep thoughts from my Melody Beattie daily meditation book.  Brace yourselves. Background:  I've been on edge lately about life stuff and running stuff.  Not stressed.  Not worried.  But a little bit anxious.  It's the Type-A in me coming out. …

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Kiss of Wine

Today was one of those days.  A bottle of vino kind of day. Yes, that's the brand-new-not-yet-available-to-the-public-edition of Running The Edge in the background.  Check out my post here for details on how this very book (autographed by authors Adam Goucher and Tim Catalano) can be yours! My day was filled with all the makings …

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