Category: Running

One Man’s 120 Pound Journey – a Story Not Unlike My Own

My good friend Carrie (Leaving a Path…) is writing a blog that has been quite inspirational for me lately.  In a recent post, she shared the story of Ben from the Ben Does Life blog.  Ben promised his grandmother on Christmas Day, 2008, that he would “get a grip” on life and actively work on his obesity, depression and life.  At the time, he weighed well over 300 lbs! Three years ago, I weighed about 240 lbs, struggled with high cholesterol and never considered myself to be a runner.  Today I have finished 3 marathons, ran more than 20 races

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It Was A Wild Summer of Running (Part 3) – M2M Relay

October 3, 2010 – If I have one thing to say about the weather in Nebraska, it’s generally crappy.  However, every race that I participated in this summer / fall sported excellent conditions.  Race for the Cure was no different.  A beautiful Sunday morning with 15,000 people, all dressed in pink, all out to support the fight against breast cancer.  With it just being a 5K and just coming off of 26 miles the week before, the run seemed very short.  I ran at a 10 minute pace, finishing the race in just under 30 minutes.  A good day of

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It Was a Wild Summer of Running (Part 2) – the Omaha Marathon!

September 26, 2010 – There couldn’t have been a more perfect morning for a marathon.  It was just short of 50 degrees at the start of race and almost no wind.  After a long summer of 5 AM runs with warm and humid conditions, it felt great!  This was going to be a good day of running. The Omaha Marathon starts down at Rick’s Boatyard, just a quarter mile or so from the Gallup parking lot.  I arrived at Gallup by 5:45 am and beat most of the crowd and hunkered down in the Fitness center for the next 30

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It Was a Wild Summer (and Fall) of Running (Part 1)

JUNE – Wow.  It’s been a busy summer of running, both in races and lots of long distance training.  It was a summer of some of the hottest conditions I have ever run in and it was a summer that included running across Nebraska (well, part of it), running across Grand Island and running not only across Omaha, but all the way from Omaha to Lincoln.  Thought I would spend a few minutes recapping  the major events and races of the summer of 2010 and get my times documented for future reference.  Here we go! The summer really started on

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From Boys Town to Barn Burning! It Was a Good Week of Training! Recap

I’m sure you had a busy week!  I know I did.  It was a holiday week with Monday being Memorial Day for us here in the US.  Traditionally that means some down time or BBQ in the back yard.  Not so much when you start training for a marathon.  I have 17 weeks until the Omaha event and I want to hit that 4 hour goal that I have yet to make.  That means running…a lot of running! It started Monday with the Boys Town 5 mile run.  The weather was great and course was a challenge.  It was the

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2010 Omaha Heart Walk / Papillion Half Marathon

Omaha Heart Walk It not often that I get two major fitness events in the same weekend.  It couldn’t have been better! Saturday was the 2010 Omaha Heart Walk that raised money for the American Heart Association.  I have never done a charity event like this before so it was kind of a new adventure.  Our team raise over $1100 and had 8 walkers join us on the 4 mile trek from the Con Agra campus, through and around the Gallup campus and finish by looping back around the Qwest Center in downtown Omaha.  There were a ton of walkers

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