The Best Alarm Clock In The World

Staying motivated to push on any physical activity is a challenge to most people, myself included. Planning and starting one is a lot easier than keeping it going. A few bumps on the road and the word “Quit” comes into play and put a damper on everything. Motivation comes in many different forms. It can […]

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Braced Up And (But Not) Down

It’s not easy being sidelined with an injury but there’s always a silver lining to what happened (at least that’s how I see it). Knowing what I do now, it could be worst. Stepping back from something you love to do is very challenging to say the least. But, runners just like you and I […]

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Runners Knee Puts The Brakes On

I was off running for almost two weeks now. Ouuchh… Visited my Orthopedist and was advised to take it easy for a while. Therapy will be in motion to get some kind of realignment to a right knee that started bothering me a few days back. No cortisone shot or surgery, thank goodness. I will […]

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Running Tip:Treat Yourself Before A Run

Keeping oneself motivated in doing something (like running) sometimes requires thinking outside the box. Have you tried something for the appetite? Yes, if you’re into food how about something simple like a cup cake?… I know someone who indulges on fine wine after a long run. What about you? Today we celebrated “Happy Mothers Day” […]

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Slow Down:Bunny Rabbit(s) Crossing

After the  Los Angeles Lakers vs. Utah Jazz game I have the rest of the afternoon to complete my 25 mile week goal. There’s plenty of time and I laced up my running shoes and did the new found trail route. Thirteen (13) miles is all I need so it should be an easy run. […]

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Runners Can (Line) Dance?

I was reading a friend’s blog from DailyMile about dancing as part of cross-training for runners…NOT! I have to give hotlegsrunner credit for what she and the group did. She was asked to choreograph a dance presentation of runners which will be shown at the welcome dinner of this year’s Hong Kong Marathon. Impressed, I […]

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12 Deep On A Second Date

OK, it’s my second run on Garmin305. Still trying to figure out all the features available. Today, I decided to run 10 miles and try a trail on the outermost west side of the San Fernando Valley in the Los Angeles area. It’s been years since I’ve done dirt road and I got to admit […]

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Parting Shots To A Running Buddy…Garmin’s In.

I hate goodbye’s. I don’t even know how to begin…What I do know is that we have a lot of miles together. This running buddy of mine was there always. We have a lot of early runs together. Freezing runs at 4 am when most people are deep asleep, she was there. Late evening runs […]

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Amazing Race To A Personal Best

Thanksgiving 2009 was the day I decided to lace-up for my quest for a marathon’s personal best.  I searched on line for a program I can do. My running buddies and I were laid from work so I will do this alone. It was a challenge from the get go but a 4:30.00 goal was […]

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