Day Eight, Saturday September 12: Fredericksburg to Millersburg, 10 miles

The joy of running in community – we not me At our Keim company meeting in March, I said that in my opinion, the breakdown of community is at the core of many of our societal problems today. So many of our problems go back to the fact that many people do not have aContinue reading “Day Eight, Saturday September 12: Fredericksburg to Millersburg, 10 miles”

Day Seven, Friday September 11

“What the mind conceives the body believes.” I ran across this quote in my late 20’s. I can’t remember the source but it has stuck with me. I have experienced this reality many times over the years in ultrarunning and in life in general. For example, when you cross the finish line at a 50-mileContinue reading “Day Seven, Friday September 11”

Day Six, Thursday September 10

“The seeds of the opposite are planted in the present” or “whatever you are feeling at the moment the opposite is coming.”  In ultra-running, guaranteed whatever you are feeling at the moment the opposite is on its way. I have experienced this reality many times. It goes both ways. You can get into an aidContinue reading “Day Six, Thursday September 10”

Day Five, Wednesday September 9:

“More hardships await in case of success.” Bill Plotkin I really like the Plotkin quote. For some reason, we look at other people’s success and think that now that they have “arrived” they no longer face hardships. When in fact the reality is that often success and hardship go hand-in-hand.  I am struck by howContinue reading “Day Five, Wednesday September 9:”

Day Three, Monday September 7: Glenmont to Mount Vernon

Practice fields for life In leadership theory over the years, there has been two broad schools of thought on how leadership is developed. There is the “great man” theory, and in its time, it was meant as “man,” that suggested that there may be a leadership gene — that some people are just naturally giftedContinue reading “Day Three, Monday September 7: Glenmont to Mount Vernon”

Day Two, Sunday September 6: Akron to Daulton, 31 miles

“I am here now and I am okay.”  “Although we all use the phrase ‘peace of mind,’ there is really no such thing. When you are in your mind, you are never truly at peace, and when you are truly at peace, you are never in your mind.” Richard Rohr “Do not worry about theContinue reading “Day Two, Sunday September 6: Akron to Daulton, 31 miles”

Day One, Saturday, September 5: Cleveland to Akron, 36.5 miles

Link to Saturday’s run “May we go to places that scare us” – Pema Chodron “Yes, we say, I want the destiny that awaits me; but I want complete safety while I explore it.”  David Whyte Over the years running has taken me to scary places, and as a result, has been a significant sourceContinue reading “Day One, Saturday, September 5: Cleveland to Akron, 36.5 miles”

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