Determined to notice alone

Glacier National Park in September
GNP. Hiking partners, whom i had never met – i just kept them within eyesight. The trail was deserted. The bears are super-active eating machines in September, preparing for hibernation. PS. The horizontal line is not the trail, that’s Sun Road. The trail is well above the road.

Luck favors the determined.


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But your lucky because you love to run

hard work quote


But you’re lucky because you love to run.

From others, i hear (and sometimes sense) this excuse over and over again.


i’m lucky because i know this simple fact.

The long way is the short cut.




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Friday the 13th is now the luckiest day of the whole year

Map My Run screen shot
Yesterday’s Friday the 13th “faster pace” run.


What if someone was bold enough to proclaim that Friday the 13th is no longer bad luck? In fact, they’d even go as far as saying Friday the 13th is the luckiest day of the whole year.

Wanted to run much farther than five miles yesterday (Friday, February 13, 2015).

A busy morning schedule made compromise the only option. Five miles no longer feels like a serious run – too short, but at least it was a five-miler that felt valuable.

(Photo above: After 1st warmup mile, the next four miles are 8min/mile or quicker, without too much effort.)

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Prior to retirement, five miles was always considered an amazing run.

Wellness doesn’t happen by accident, or luck

Florida nature trail
Walking is unbelievable exercise… maybe the best ever.


The five-miler never happened yesterday.


Too much writing and reading – sun was up and hot by 8am.

Walked in the shade three miles round trip through the local nature preserve and back.

Be flexible.

Be creative.

Be thankful.

Be well.

It doesn’t happen by accident. Or luck.

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Man, this is a strong feeling

Wall fire extinguisher
Don’t let our fire, our burning desire, go out


Man, this is a strong feeling.

Ever have moments in life where it just seems to be coming together nicely?

I mean really coming together?

Should we worry?

What if it crashes, or we get over-confident or worse, become arrogant?

After 14 years of running, these are some of the most exciting because I’m healthy and my core has never ever been stronger, not at any age, even youth.

If I can do it, you can do it.

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