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  1. Hi guys! I feel like a lot has changed since I used to post a lot more a couple of years back. The difference between my first marathon (2010) and my tenth marathon: one of them I just wanted to finish, and one I was desperately trying to hit a certain time goal so maybe, possibly, I could come close to a BQ. Just wanting to finish was my goal last week, for the running of my tenth marathon. Isn't life freaking funny? Spoiler alert: I did finish, and it was an hour and two minutes slower than my first marathon, and idgaf. The difference between now and then is that I've realized some thi
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  2. I prefer the word autumn over fall. I'm odd that way. I'm odd in lots of ways. Go figure. Autumn running conditions in northern Michigan can be dicey and moody. One day it may be a nice day and the next is horizontal rain and wind and in the 40's. Well, not this year! It's been one glorious day after another with incredible colors and blue sunny skies. I guess it's our "dessert before dinner" because they are predicting a LOT of snow for us this winter. We'll go from glorious color to solid white soon I'm sure. I decided to run at lunch time today since it's Sunday and I had a fu
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  3. Glad you're back to happiness in running. Looking forward to more bloops!
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  4. yay for running again ! and mental health too.. after a bad asthma attack recently, I realized that breathing is not over-rated.. nor is being not depressed.. The depression meds will have odd effects on weight - for my experiment of one, the first added about 10-15lbs, another two in combination were neutral but after going off the Prozac, the other on its own added 10lbs - couldn't run it off in any case. don't worry about the weight, for a while anyway. new running buddies are good too.. excellent !
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  5. It's nice to have a marathon that turns out better than you anticipate, as it often goes in the other direction. Meeting that supportive running group was a godsend! Winters in Iowa are a tough time to train for a marathon, but in January '09 I was slogging thru the slush trying to get ready for Birmingham/Mercedes when I ran into another old fart who was training for a half in Florida. Not only was he almost my age, he had - like me - been in Peace Corps/South America, spoke Spanish, and ran at my pace. We have been best friends ever since and still run together. "Miracle" is a bi
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  6. Congrats on finishing your 10th! Health is priority #1 in all forms, good for you, the chasing of fast times can resume on #11.
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