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100 Half-Marathons Blog

I walked my first half marathon in October 2015. It took three hours and fifty minutes to become hooked. Thirty-eight months later, I completed my 30 half-marathon. I think everyone should complete at least one half-marathon in their lifetime. It’s an accessible thrill you might find addicting.

World Vision 6K - Sharing the Joy

On May 19th, eight students from my small high school joined me on a Saturday morning to run, jog or walk the community around our school as part as World Vision's Global 6k. None of the students had previously participated in a race.

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Race #24 "You Got This" at the Los Angeles Marathon

"You got this!" This is the most often spoken encouragement. I love it for it's simplicity and wide applicability. It doesn't matter if you are walking, jogging or running your heart out. Doesn't matter if you are at the front of the pack or at the back. "You got this" warms the marathoner's soul whether it is heard once or hundreds of times in a race.

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A Walker's Guide to Choosing The Right Half Marathon

After completing my twentieth half marathon, I've learned how to find the best races for walkers. While the number of half-marathoners choosing to walk their race continues to increase, not every race is “walker-friendly.” Here are the top seven race features to consider when choosing your first or next half-marathon.

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Lifelong Love of Running

Donna and I completed our 2nd Santa Rosa half marathon last Sunday. We were outpaced by 80-year-old Daryl B. who has logged over 340,000 race miles over 63 years of completing full and half marathons.

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Listen to the Whispers for an Easier Life

I'm very fortunate. Blessed, really. I landed on the curled end of a wrought iron planter stand. It punctured the bottom of my heel and, with the force of me dropping down onto it, curled it's way through the flesh and out through a hole it created just beneath my ankle bone.

Given the infinite possibilities on how I landed, I certainly would have preferred to have zero injury. Nonetheless, my podiatrist literally dropped his jaw after inspecting the injury and determining I cleared bone by 1 cm and my foot's tendon by 1 mm. At most, I'm a few weeks off from training. Given the infinite possibilities of puncturing my foot in two places, I consider myself blessed.

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If It Was Easy, Everyone Would Do It

"If it was easy, everyone would do it," said the officer as I turned a corner in mile four. The runners passed him thirty minutes earlier. The joggers were long gone, too. Walkers, like myself, were making a slow and steady, step by step trod through the inaugural Tustin Hangar Half Marathon.

His words were meant as sincere encouragement to folks he presumed could use themand I received them as intended, "That's very kind of you." There was no way for him to know I was delighted, joyful and empowered by my pace

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