A man who wants something will find a way; a man who doesn’t will find an excuse

January 14, 2013

– Stephan Dolley Jr.

After yesterday’s training run, this is incredibly fitting.  I finally managed to do a six mile training run; something I’ve been planning on doing for a few weeks now.  And for various reasons, some of them excuses, it hasn’t happened.  I wanted to go Saturday, but my feet were really sore on Friday and still a bit sore on Saturday.  So I waited, and went yesterday instead.  At the end of my run, when my feet hurt and my back was a bit sore (I really need to start doing sit ups and more core work) I was doubting my ability to do the half marathon. I was even wondering if I could cancel.  But you know what?  I want that bling.  I want the crown shaped medal.  So I’ll find a way to earn it.  Even if it means I have to alternate miles; and by that I mean do interval runs for a mile, walk for a mile.  Some how, some way I’ll find a way to finish that run.  No excuses.

Frenchy’s Tiki 5K Beer Run And Phinley’s Holiday 10K At Brighthouse Field

December 1, 2012

I did this tonight!  And yes, it was a “night” run; technically afternoon.  The 10k started at 4 and the 5k at 4:30.  I love where it went, the trail we used is a part of the Pinellas trail system.  We crossed two roads and one of them was twice.  I didn’t do as well as I was hoping, I wanted to improve my time.  That didn’t happen.  I ended up with an official time of 44:57 and I was 11th in my age group of 30-34.  I’m not too excited about 11th, I don’t know how many there actually were.  I was hoping for a much better time, but I am happy with my splits.  They were:

Mile 1: 13:10

Mile 2: 14:15

Mile 3: 13:34

Pace: 13:38

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