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THE GRANDMA’S MARATHON DOUBLE: ALMOST KENYAN

Jun

19

2012

Interested in supporting the Life & Hope Fund in their efforts to help cancer patients and their families?  Click here for more information.  $6722 to date . . . THANK YOU! And on with the blog . . . Successfully completed the 52.4 mile Grandma’s Marathon Double on June 16, 2012 in under...

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52.4 MILES WITH GRANDMA

Jun

14

2012

Interested in learning more about the Life & Hope Fund and their efforts to help cancer patients and their families?  Click here . . . and THANK YOU! And on with the blog… On Saturday morning, June 16, I will be running Grandma’s Marathon in Duluth, MN for 13th time.  And the 14th...

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HAPPY TRAILS

Jun

12

2012

HAPPY TRAILS

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CLICK HERE for more info on how to support the Life & Hope Fund.  And on with the blog… Tami and I have lived in Town & Country, MO for almost 20 years.  It’s a great place to raise a family.  But not always a great place to enjoy the beautiful environs unless you are fully ensconced...

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FLATLANDER FEETNOTES: ROCKY MOUNTAIN HIGH

Jun

7

2012

CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO ON THE LIFE & HOPE FUND…THANKS!  And on with the blog… They are called “14ers” and they are damn proud of them in Colorado.  As they should be.  53 peaks in total that rise a minimum of 14,000 feet above sea level . . . more than any other state. Quandary...

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50-MILE EPIPHANIES

May

31

2012

This is a follow-up to a previous recounting of my first 50-mile training run in preparation for the Leadville 100 Trail Run in August.  Click here to see So What’s It Like to Run 50 Miles? I am not the first person to run 50 miles in one stretch.  There are many significantly more talented...

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SO, WHAT’S IT LIKE TO RUN 50 MILES?

May

22

2012

Prior to Sunday the longest distance I had ever run was 37 miles.  Why 37?  That’s the exact distance from my house to the Augusta Brewery in Augusta, MO.  Gotta have your incentives properly aligned.  Their IPA and cheeseburger are easily worth 37 miles.  All I had to do was tack on another...

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THE VOICE OF LIFE & HOPE

May

19

2012

THE VOICE OF LIFE & HOPE

Eric

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I’ve got three updates for you today.  No huge endorphin epiphanies, but some good info on Life & Hope, tomorrow’s big training challenge and the unveiling of the Motivation Miles webpage.  So, here we go!  Life & Hope Fund – I tend to maintain a healthy skepticism when...

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FEETNOTES: 5 THINGS THAT ARE TRUE

May

14

2012

I am no expert.  When it comes to running you must become student and master of your own mind, body and spirit.  I am still learning.  Even after averaging 8 mile per day for the past 10 years I have yet to achieve sensei status . . . but experience and miles of meditation at 7 mph have pointed...

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100 Days to Leadville: A Joyful Chosen Suffering

May

10

2012

“Why would you want to run 100 miles?”  If that was the first thought that crossed your mind, you are not alone.  Hardly a day goes by without hearing from a concerned and/or incredulous friend, co-worker or family member.  Some are supportive . . . in a manner similar to when a former...

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100 Miles for Life & Hope:  Hope for 100 Miles & Life

May

4

2012

100 Miles for Life & Hope: Hope for 100 Miles & Life

Eric

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Running is good.  Not to get into an argument but, as far as aerobic exercises go, it’s as good as it gets.  Cyclists, yes you can get a good burn from going up a steep stretch . . . but what do you do on the downhill?  Yeah, that’s what I thought.  Swimmers, you impress me; I would attempt...

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