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  I’m not big on New Year’s Resolutions – the very name implies they’ll be short-lived. I much prefer focusing on on good health and happiness, and developing longer-term habits to get there. That’s why I like to look at the prior year in retrospect, examine the lessons learned and try to carry forward life...
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A few days before the New York City Marathon, I had the pleasure of seeing a Broadway revival called Pippin. Despite the fact I didn’t know all the lyrics like my friend who graciously got us tickets, I truly loved the show. For those who have not heard of it, Pippin is a prince who...
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My New York City Marathon training regime has not featured a lot of running. Sadly, I seem to swap one injury for another while attempting to keep my skin in the game. When a friend recently asked me how I was recovering from one ailment, I couldn’t bear the thought of complaining about another. When...
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It started with a single push-up last summer as a bet with Luke. (Who could let a (then) 8-year-old outdo me?) Then it became a process of elimination. I wanted to challenge myself this summer physically, and I really believe in events as great motivation to do just that. I’m running the New York City...
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I’m not a quitter. To a fault. In fact, there have been many times in my life when I should have walked away or changed directions, but I kept moving forward at 150 mph anyway. I guess that’s the stubborn gene I inherited. That stubborn gene serves me well when I play tennis; I can...
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In my newsletters and even in my book, Finding Life’s Secret Sauce, I always advocate signing up for events as a means of motivating yourself to exercise. Like a trip without a destination, it’s hard to cross a finish line if you don’t know what race you’re running. As I come down to earth after...
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Caitlin Grams is a 24-year old who lives in New York with her husband Nate and their one year old puppy, Buddy the Elf. She recently completed the New York City Marathon, thanks to a lot of self-discipline and careful planning. Not only did she get her belongings ready the night before a run, but...
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Ever wonder why so many people rant and rave about the New York City Marathon? Read Sara’s story below and you’ll know why this is so. A native of the City, she describes the transformation of watching others run each year to completing the race on her own two feet. And she was able to...
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You should never underestimate the importance of choosing a marathon event in which to participate, especially if it’s your first. In fact, last week I wrote about various factors to consider, including: Seasonality, Terrain, Crowds, Scenery, Cheers, Familiar Faces and Home Cooking. And rather relying solely on my recommendations, I thought you might be interested to see what races...
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I’m 46 years old, training for my 12th marathon, the 2010 Boston Marathon, to be held on April 19,  following a 16-week training schedule. Since I spend a lot of time nursing my back, hip and foot aches and pains, I’m not sure how many more  of these races I have left in me. But,...
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