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  1. atombuddy

    Setting my own precedence

    Still awesome after all these years!
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    Extremely early. Very treatable.

    This sounds exactly like my wife's diagnosis and treatment in 2006. She's not a runner, but has an extremely healthy lifestyle including walking, yoga, and very disciplined eating habits. A couple of years ago, we threw a party to celebrate 10 cancer-free years. She's still going strong (her own retirement isn't slated until next year), so I suspect you will be too!
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    The #Dreadmill Transformation

    I don't have access to such high tech gadgetry, but I definitely hear you. In my advancing age, as my body slows and creaks, I find that my old bread-and-butter easy runs are becoming unsatisfying slogs. So I'm beginning to experiment with more variation, hills, speedwork, tempos, fartleks...you get the idea. Hopefully, it will keep things as fun for me as the dreadmill is for you. And, of course, with our ideal winter weather, I get to do it outside!
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    Marshall University Marathon 2018 Race Report - My First Marathon.

    A positive split in your first marathon? That's the dream! Congratulations on following through so well with your plan, not to mention your pretty good quarterbacking form!
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    A slow return?

    Is there any wine to be gleaned from said toe-tapping grape? If so, I raise a glass to you! As we get older, things do tend to happen, and many of them get in the way of our running. And yet, here we are, still going at it in spite of aches, pains, disappointments, and the inevitable slowdowns. There must be something to this running thing after all!
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    It's a Race Report!

    I'm sorry things didn't work out as you'd hoped, but at least you did better than I did in Long Beach. And I know what you mean about the age factor; I think I've been able to rule out any other factor in my steep decline over the last three years. But you're still a young whippersnapper by my standard, and I'm sure you have some good races ahead of you. Keep in mind that I ran my best post-high school marathon at age 60.
  7. atombuddy

    20 years

    I'm glad you found what you needed, and that it keeps on giving.
  8. atombuddy

    2019 Hood to Coast!

    Go ahead and put me down as an alternate in case somebody cancels on you. But I've already done HTC, so I don't want to take space away from someone else.
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    Sore, flat, broke, but it's going to be ok

    Good luck with your new school adventure!
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    August In Pictures & Loopfest 2019?

    It was fun seeing you on that sweltering day in NYC, but obviously that was just a small part of a big month. I'm glad you enjoyed your hiking tour of our lovely home state, too!
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    Leadville Heavy Half Race Report

    Yes, it does look painful! Way to hang in!
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    It's time.

    I learned the value of patience when I was recovering from hip surgery 9 years ago. But I know it's hard when you don't know the outcome. Stay positive!
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    Thelma & Louise 13.1 RR

    I have this picture in my head of runners going over the edge of a cliff, like lemmings, so I'm very glad you got a PR instead of ending things like T&L. Anyway, you have a wedding to plan!
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    My Favorite Race of the Year!*

    You've certainly put in the work, and you've made remarkable progress. I'm impressed by the way you seem to keep exceeding expectations. Beautiful splits, too, by the way!
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    I Landed on My Head.

    Very badass!