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The (Painful) Journey

What about a running goal?

Ran two miles without pain. Remarkable. This was 6 months ago before going to Glacier for the Summer. There was no running in Glacier.

What about a running goal?

The only running goal, currently, is to be able to run again.

Competing again is not a goal, but it is a dream.

There is something about aging athletes that is inspiring- as if to say, age means nothing.

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Final 120 Days

29 mailboxes a day for a week

Assume 1,600 meters for a mile, or 16 mailboxes.

Began this week (yesterday, Monday, Memorial Day) running 29 mailboxes a day. We will repeat this today through Friday.

This is the start of our 40th week.

The math says for 11 weeks, we didn’t add a mailbox. The weeks we didn’t add, we just duplicated the previous week’s total mailbox’s.

Eleven “mailboxes” equal 1,100 meters – almost 3/4 of a mile.

Son, please bank on slow and steady winning the race.

While we may”only” be at 29 mailboxes for 40 weeks, we have been waking up early and hitting it for 40 continuous weeks.

The real metric is not distance, it’s hidden in the habit transformation.

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Feet

No pain, go gain

Disney Institute Keynote Speaker
At Disney, or anywhere greatness is abundant.

No pain, go gain.

The 30-day break from running has morphed into 2-3 years. i never wrote the date down because it wasn’t supposed to be a significant gap.

Continuous foot pain. At any moment. For any reason. Its cause never uncovered. So all i could do was move on.

The biking and walking to the gym have been my cardio supplements without running.

And then we returned from a family trip to Glacier National Park.

We began running one-mailbox-a-day a few days later on August 6, 2018. This is a significant date because all three of us began together – with a dream of lifetime fitness.

Our run this morning was about 1.25 miles at a slow pace. But we are out the door long before the sun is up. That is a miracle, a blessing.

For weeks now, i haven’t detected a hint of pain.

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Feet

You must pick your pain

tough runner's planks
Revisiting this photo from a couple days ago. Why? Planks can be difficult. Not having good core strength is difficult too. Pick one.

 

You must pick your pain.

Text conversation with a former Disney Institute colleague.

Recommended my Podiatrist to him.

He’s visited Dr. Curtis Wagner.

Making progress.

Mark asked me yesterday, “How long did it take for the pain to go away?”

“Two years, or more.”

Then i said, “Get the night boots and the custom orthotic inserts.”

He has trouble sleeping with the boots.

Who doesn’t?

Totally unnatural to wear boots to bed, night after night, year after year.

Hey, i get it.

Been there done that.

Is the hassle (pain) of night boots worse than the pain (hassle) of every step of your waking life?

 

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Feet

If you hate running, this is probably why

family
Dinner last night was well-balanced.

 

family buffet
Qdoba catering did an exceptional job.

 

birthday cake
Simple and small cake.

 

After almost two years intentional rest from running (1st break since 1999) we (Family) began running one mailbox a day last Monday. Tomorrow,  it’s two mailboxes a day – Monday through Friday.

Mailboxes are 100 meters apart in our neighborhood.

It will take one month to run the equivalent on one lap around a high school track.

Have always believed the reason most people say they don’t like running is because they do too much too soon, and they quit before they even get started.

Our pace is slower than walking by the way.

Finally, everyone knows that running (or walking, or swimming, biking, etc) improves so many things, right?

Happy present moment.

If not now, when?
If not ever, why?

 

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