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    I’m curious…..how do you plan social outings?

    Ok, I’m a naturally curious person and I’ve been thinking about how we plan to do things with other people. In general, do you decide to get together with someone and then you decide what to do?  Or do you schedule an event or activity and then ask someone to go with you? Also, if you have comments about this, please let me know. Thanks. Here’s the link, so please Take this quick 3 question survey. (I posted this on Facebook a couple days ago.) Thanks.    

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    Get to the Starting Line

    I just read a great statistic in one of my running magazines. Nearly 25% of all runners registered   for a 1/2 marathon don’t even show up the day of the race. Now this is the best part—-of those who do start,   95% finish the 1/2 marathon!     This is such a life lesson.   How often do we worry or complain about “failing” or our not succeeding at something.   Odds are we didn’t show up in the first place.   Think about it. Running a long race is about making a commitment (schedule race, send in check); preparation (find and stick to training regime, lace up…

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    Why watch a bad movie twice?

    Things I sometimes think about when running….. We all have unpleasant and hurtful events in our past.  The challenge is what do we choose to do with those today?  I ask myself why do so many of us choose to revisit, remember, and remind ourselves of those hurtful people or times? It’s like buying the DVD of a bad movie and continually watching over and over this visual experience of something we don’t like. It could be painful, psychologically violent, or just a really bad movie. What’s worse is it takes up valuable time today, in this moment. Also, it does not allow us to be fully present to experience…