Tag Archives: race

Lessons from a half-marathon (Mile 13)

Crossing the finish line of my first half-marathon was a thrilling event. I don’t know how to put it into words, but there was something very special about coming down the last stretch of road and stepping over the curb … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

Lessons from a half-marathon: Miles 10-12

Every long-distance runner I’ve talked to knows what’s next. Even some top level runners who helped me prepare for the race told me to be aware of it. Facing it is daunting, yet it’s so common that it’s a regular euphemism … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Lessons from a half-marathon (miles 4-6)

(This is part 2 of a 5-part series. If you’d like to start at the beginning, click HERE) [Therefore] …let us encourage each other, and all the more, as you see the day approaching…” After the big start to our … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

Lessons from a half-marathon, (miles 1-3)

Yesterday, Traci and I completed 7 months of training and preparation by running our first half-marathon — 13.1 miles in the Sleeping Bear Dunes Marathon event. We joined nearly 400 runners (150 full marathoners, 250 half-marathoners) on the very hilly … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

Hold the course

In preparation for my first half marathon I’m finding out why I really don’t enjoy running that much: it’s hard. Yes, after several months of running I’m finally breaking thru some barriers, but running is still hard work for me. … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

I used to wear a cowboy hat…don’t judge me!

At some point in my early childhood, I took to wearing a dark red, felt cowboy hat. It was large even for my over-sized melon, but I wore it often and wore it with pride. Even after the day it … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Three thoughts about running

By Joe Castaneda I’ve started training for my first 1/2 marathon. When I started 5 weeks ago I didn’t like running. Ok, that’s a bit of an understatement because I once told a guy “I’d almost rather have all four … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 5 Comments

Time for me to run my race

This past week, Traci and I attended a 5-day personal growth seminar. I’m sure you will be hearing more about this in the weeks and months to come. At the conclusion of the week, we had an extra couple of … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 8 Comments

Prepare to shed a tear…

Every time I watch a movie, read a story or see something about Dick and Rick Hoyt, I usually end up wiping tears from eyes. Over 950 times, Dick has pushed his son Ricky in a wheel chair or pedaled … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment