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Today I feel that I am one step closer to my goal of running a marathon in 2014. My long run was 18 miles which I ran in 2:34:10. Essentially it is a 8:30 pace. I ran well today, the weather was cooperative, my breathing spot on and I felt great afterwards.
Did you run today? How many miles?
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Today is National Running Day and until yesterday I had never heard of it. As a runner I celebrated laying rubber to the pavement logging ten miles after work. Weather could have not been better, sunny and 70, low humidity and a light breeze make for the perfect running conditions if you ask me.
Have you heard of National Running Day before? If so did you run today? If so I would love to hear your story so get to your keyboards and start typing.
About: National Running Day, held annually on the first Wednesday in June, is a day when runners everywhere declare their passion for running. Wherever we are and whomever we’re with, we run—fast or slow, alone or with others, all over town or just around the block. It is a coast-to-coast celebration of a sport and activity that’s simple, inexpensive, and fun. It’s the perfect way for longtime runners to reaffirm their love of running and for beginners to kick off a lifetime and life-changing commitment.
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I had always looked at sushi in a skeptical way, ok I was completely weirded by it. So when I decided to try it for the first time I took baby steps. Beginning with the California Roll, stepping up to the thai sweet potato roll and what I thought was a huge leap, cooked shrimp… Finally my friend Tom convinced me take the plunge and taste the raw. I had a hard time swallowing it, but I am not the one and done kind of person. So I experimented a bit more and as I did the tastes grew on me. I enjoy sushi, not all of it but most of it. How about you? What is your favorite? I’d love to hear your thoughts and suggestions.
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364 days or 11 months and 29 days ago our family took part in the ever growing Binghamton Bridge Run http://www.binghamtonbridgerun.org. For us as a family it marked a change in our dynamic. My wife Julie who isn’t a runner but a walker has participated in several 5K’s since along with our youngest son Max. Our oldest son Michael however enjoyed running and in the Fall of 2012 joined his school’s Cross Country team and is currently competing on the schools track team.
For me on the other hand the Binghamton Bridge Run sparked an entire new lifestyle. In earlier posts I had made mention prior to this event, I had not run since high school when I played lacrosse and football which is about 24 years ago. I also had said that what hooked me on running wasn’t so much the running itself but the sense of runners community I experienced at the Bridge Run. Standing at the finish line in awe watching and cheering as the half marathoners were coming in, people around me of all types were cheering, clapping and celebrating in the accomplishments of these athletes. In my eyes they were Gods! As I approached the finish line in the 5K I could feel the same cheers and jeers as these Gods were now cheering, clapping and celebrating me and all the other runners and walkers. There was no sense of divide, it was runners of all skill levels and accomplishments celebrating one another as one big happy family and that my friends is what got me hooked on running.
Today is May 5th 2013 and another Binghamton Bridge Run is upon us. I am however saddened because I will not be able to compete in todays event due to family obligations. My dear friends running in this event I would like to send out a HUGE CHEER to you. You all are strong, talented runners but most of all you have inspired me throughout. And to all the other runners/walkers who I have not had the opportunity to meet I will be cheering you on in spirit.
2,500 Runners Total:
Half Marathon: 1,500
Course Info: http://www.binghamtonbridgerun.org/course-info