Category Archives: Fun

Training Supplement – December 3, 2017

I’ve spent the past few weeks “feeling my way through the darkness” of training for my first ultra-marathon!  Most notably, I got used to running with a hydration pack, experienced the restorative powers of salt pills, and learned some trails … Continue reading

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Training Supplement – November 19, 2017

Getting ready for ultra-marathon training, I found a good pair of trail running shoes.  I also tried wireless headphones and started imaging life without iPod products.  But before starting this next chapter, I looked back on my 2017 New York … Continue reading

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Training Supplement – October 31, 2017

My shoes smelled moldy after the 2017 Bourbon Chase, so I bought the new Mizuno Wave Rider 21s.  I sweated a lot during this sultry summer, but I didn’t drown.  During the race, I discovered a new caffeine product.  The … Continue reading

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Training Supplement – October 15, 2017

I tried compression socks in an effort to alleviate some plantar fasciitis pain in my left foot.  I had a good experience with a caffeine product but troubles with sunglasses.  There were lots of new things to look at on … Continue reading

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Training Supplement – September 17, 2017

I discovered art off the running trail near Bluemont Park and had two deer flybys.  I’ve been running so many doubles that I ran out of shorts.  I bought a new iPod but shattered it already.  And, I listened a … Continue reading

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Training Supplement – September 1, 2017

I’ve been run/dancing to Pitbull lately.  Jillian Michaels had me laughing out loud but Pace The Nation had me lost in serious thought.  I explored trails and parks just off my normal routes.  And, I found a good belt for … Continue reading

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Training Supplement – August 15, 2017

With all the sweating I’m doing due to heat, high mileage, and doubles; I sought out products to control the funky smells.  Lots of construction in my neighborhood and broken water fountains on the trails.  My iPod got stuck on … Continue reading

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Training Supplement – August 1, 2017

  I did a lot of treadmill running this month.  I also traveled to Austin, TX and ran on their Butler Trail.  I bought two light-weight tanks for summer running in Washington, D.C.  Through a podcast, I got a reminder … Continue reading

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Training Supplement – July 15, 2017

I tried bandanas to see if they’d keep me cooler in these hot and humid temperatures.  I also sampled chewable coffee.  I didn’t listen to much music but caught up on podcasts. Clothing & Gear Bandanas.  Double Layer Cooling Towel.  … Continue reading

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Training Supplement – June 30, 2017

Not sure if I’m mentally ready to start training for the New York City Marathon in two days.  While I figure that out, I went back to the Mizuno Wave Rider as my distance shoe and focused on my running … Continue reading

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