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Being the barrier in the Big Sur Marathon

So far 2014 has been filled with many challenges. Despite the road blocks along the way, I have been able to learn and grow from these moments. It has been a winding road that was not without help from several people (of which I am eternally grateful). I encountered a bit of a minefield leading […]

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Around the Bay 30K Race Report – March 27, 2011

For anyone looking for the Around the Bay 2011 Race results for the 30K here is a direct link. Yesterday, I learned a very hard lesson about race nutrition which provided me with a very humbling race experience on the 30K Around the Bay Road Race held on March 27, 2001 in Hamilton, Ontario. As […]

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Reflections, Shades of Light and Running Style

Running with the sunset can be a very enlightening experience providing the space to practice mindfulness, running samadhi and efficient running techniques. Mindful running provides the space for analysis of running techniques which is explored in focusing on how the pelvis is moving when running and the importance of how each foot connects with the ground.

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One step, One Mind. Quiet Steps, Quiet Mind.

Learning to run efficiently and one with the moving environment is developed one step at a time. By creating the foundation for quiet running, you can also create the space for the quiet mind necessary for Running Samadhi

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Blueberry waffles and grits to Power my first 1/2 marathon

A good start to the day is helpful to maintaining your energy on a long run. On my first 1/2 marathon I started the day with homemade blueberry power waffles with grits and veggie sausages.

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Room for Doubt in a Runner’s Journey?

What does the impact of doubt play in a runner’s long distance journey or someone training for a marathon? As shown in the documentary “Running the Sahara”, doubt was exhibited as needing to be controlled to allow each runner to reach his goals. Charlie Engle, Ray Zahab, and Kevin Lin together mastered this in running for 111 days straight across the entire Sahara desert for a total distance of over 170 marathons.

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