03
25

2010
8:16
PM

Today is Thursday, March 25, 2010 and it is a good day for a run.

It would have been a better day for a run, however, if it wasn’t for the WIND! Coming off a long winter, it’s always a little silly to whine about the weather when it’s sunny and above freezing. But today, starting out, it was a bit cold. 41 degrees is what the internet told me, and that before a stiff wind coming from the north.

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03
13

2010
9:14
PM

Today is Saturday, March 13, 2010, and it is a good day for a run.

I haven’t written in a while, for various reasons; partly because I was busy with another writing project, partly because I’ve been with the kids and such, but mostly just because I have been lazy about it. I have not been lazy about running, however, so now I have three runs in the past week to catch up on.

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03
04

2010
10:24
PM

Today is Thursday, March 04, 2010, and it is a good day for a run.

Happy birthday to Henry, who is three years old today, and every bit of him full of the promise that being a three-year-old brings. I love him and an am proud of him every day.

Today was about Henry, so I had to make plans to reschedule my usual Thursday lunchtime run so that I could spend that time having lunch with my birthday boy and the family. After work wasn’t going to be an option, because that would have just cut in to my evening time to play with him, so I had to go for early morning before work. I’m usually gone before he wakes up, anyway, so it made the most sense.

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03
02

2010
10:18
PM

Today is Tuesday, March 02, 2010, and it is a good day for a run.

I haven’t written in a while, because life intervenes. Last night I spoke to my sister on the phone and we both lamented our lack of Olympics to watch, and how that means now we actually have to get back to doing the things we were supposed to be doing all along that the Olympics distracted us from. You know, like work. Henry still asks to watch them, even though I was telling him a few days before the closing ceremonies that they would be over soon and not be back again for a very long time. So I guess I’d better get back to writing in a timely fashion. But there are always other things to distract me. Like the rest of the internet.

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02
09

2010
9:46
PM

Today is Tuesday, February 09, 2010, and it is a good day for a run.

The first official marathon training run of many was today—six easy miles—and I feel good. I feel positive. Six is more than I would normally do on a Tuesday, but the plan is the plan. And this isn’t maintenance miles; this is marathon training, so it’s time to take it up a notch.

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01
28

2010
9:36
PM

Today is Thursday, January 28, 2010, and it is a good day for a run.

Today was the first day in a couple weeks at least that I ran essentially pain-free. I don’t know how it could make so much difference to just lace my shoes more loosely, but it really does. Today I did six miles on the treadmill and never once during the run was I thinking about my heel.

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01
21

2010
10:30
PM

Today is Thursday, January 21, 2010, and it is a good day for a run.

Oh that I could have run today, but I am still braving my way through my injury-imposed running moratorium. The heel is feeling better every day, but I know I need to be patient, lest I screw up and undo all the healing that has been done.

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01
07

2010
11:17
PM

Today is Thursday, January 07, 2010, and it is a good day for a run.

In the morning when I am getting ready for work, I have to pick out my clothes for my workout at lunchtime. Usually I have a pretty good idea of what I have planned for the day. Today was one of those days where I was not quite sure. When I went out to start the car to get it warm, there were already two or three inches of fresh snow on the ground and it was still falling. It was definitely a run day, but I wasn’t ready yet to decide if I was going to be able to run outside or if I was going to have to bite the bullet and hit the treadmill. I packed both my cold weather clothes and shorts and a tech shirt.

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01
01

2010
9:13
PM

Today is Friday, January  1, 2010, and it is a good day for a run.

The first run of the New Year, and I can’t complain. Usually these kinds of things—new year, new blog, etc.—are expected to be about resolutions, and turning over new leaves, and making clean breaks with the past, and starting fresh, and all manner of similar clichés, but this is not. First of all, I am not a resolution person, because I do not believe that self-improvement is a thing that requires annual commitments; it requires daily commitments, which, I would guess, is why everyone expects new-year’s resolutions to fail (at least the ones made by someone else). Secondly, I didn’t do anything differently today than I would have if it were any other box on the calendar that was met with the circumstances I encountered. This is about another day that comes with all the challenges and rewards that all my days come with—which is, to say, another day of my life—and therefore, another run. In this case, six easy miles around the neighborhood. But today’s run was all about context, so to understand my run today I must first take us back to last year.

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