Observations of life, creativity, drive, and transition from a once-professional athlete and now-aspiring lifelong athletic human who gives a shit.

Journal

Getting to Know the French (very well)

I’m writing from my apartment in Font Romeu France, sitting in the only place my laptop works.  After being spoiled in the USA with wireless everything, I now have an actual cable connecting my macbook to the wall in order

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When 4 days in Phoenix turns into 20+…

You’ve gotta read this! I write a little intro about how I got started on my Phoenix adventures and link you to a hilarious account of what life has most recently been like here in Phoenix via my friend (and room mate) Malindi’s journal entry. Enjoy!

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Hyde Park 5k

Hyde park 5k, by nature of where it fell on my season calendar, was always going to be a challenge for me.  Being the tail end of an eight week stint in Europe, I knew race preparations would involve combating

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Farewell to Wicklow

The sun gently awoke me with a soft ray across my eyelid from between the curtains.  7:28, two minutes before my alarm was set to go off.  It was to be my last run in Wicklow before heading out to

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Spontaneous Community Race

Friendly faces greet me as I walked toward the starting line of the “Fit for Life Race.”  The pouring rain that soaked my uniform straight through during the warmup has decided to stop for the race, thank goodness. Sixteen of

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Revivalist Workout

Rowls picked a good workout to kick start my confidence today.  What it will do for me physically, who knows?  Who cares…at this point in the season its about keeping your head in the game so you don’t lay down

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Motivation. Poop.

I’m losing it, big time.  It takes all I’ve got to drag myself out of the house for training this week.  Maybe I’m tired from the abusive travel Slovakia put me through on the way home.  We all had to

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Slovakian Fizzle

No, its not a type of Eastern European beverage.  A Slovakian Fizzle is what I did on the track during my 1500 yesterday. It wasn’t the finish necessarily.  Though while we’re on the subject… I held my ground over the

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The Last 1500 Meter Session

The last session I had to do before leaving for my 1500meter race in Slovakia was a handful of 400’s and a 300 at race pace, but it was to be done by time on a road, like a fartlek,

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Irish Immersion Therapy

Three days in Ireland, and already I feel completely immersed.  All it took was one run in weather that belonged in the month of January, some quality time hanging with cows in a pasture, a Guinness on draft, and going

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