Training for the Murray Half Marathon (2018)

I started running when I hit 40 years of age. Maybe it was a mid-life, guy thing. I’m not sure. I just know that my health numbers were heading in the wrong direction. My weight was gradually increasing, my fitness and muscle mass was decreasing, and stress was hopping into the driver’s seat. I knew […]

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Law Enforcement and the Murray Half Marathon

There are many folks who helped to make today’s Murray Half Marathon a success among whom were all of the law enforcement personnel. One incident illustrates the caliber of men and women who serve the people of Murray and Calloway County… I was running north on 641 and was approaching 121 where the race route made […]

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The Murray Half Marathon

It’s been 2 years since I ran my last half marathon so I was extremely excited as our local race approached. It would be my fourth half.I had not trained as rigorously as I needed to as this race approached. Yet, I had done a respectable 11 mile run two weeks ago and a 12.27 […]

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My running/race goal for this year…

Go Commando Half MarathonRace Route / Clarksville, TN My sites are locked on Clarksville, Tennessee on October 17, 2015! That’s the location and day that I want to beat the 2 hour mark for a half marathon! I’ve run in 3 half marathons so far. For various reasons, I approached each of those three races […]

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Reflections on my Murray Half Marathon Race

I approached this day much more relaxed than my previous two half marathons. I think it’s just experience. I also think it has to do with the fact that I’m not trying to bust any records at this point. I’m still just enjoying the fact that I can compete in a 13.1 mile race and finish […]

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What could possibly be fun about running a half marathon?

Only a runner can understand the excitement I have as I anticipate running my 3rd half marathon in 1 day, 10 hours, 5 minutes and 10 seconds. (but who’s counting. lol)Here are just a few of the reasons why so many of us are waiting for the 13.1 mile race to begin: The thrill of […]

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Reflections on my Go Commando Half Marathon Race

I approached the Go Commando Half Marathon in Clarksville, Tennessee on Saturday, My race bib October 19, 2013 with primarily one objective in mind … I wanted to enjoy it.  I was born in Clarksville, Tennessee. I have tons of fond memories in this city! I remember attending Bible Baptist Church on Golf Club Lane […]

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Reflections on my Lake Minneola Half Marathon Race

Moments from the Finish Line! I’ve been looking forward to this race for a few months! I have run in five 5K races. Yet, ironically, while I celebrated how quickly I was able to reach the finish line only 3.1 miles from the starting line, I lamented how brief the race was. 5K races are finished almost as […]

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My 1st Half Marathon: Tomorrow’s the day!

Got my race pack. I’ll leave the shirt in the closet until I finish the race but can’t wait to put on the race bib tomorrow and run my first half marathon!   Here’s the map of the race course. Below this map is a video I took overlooking Lake Minneola. I took the video […]

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Only 3 days until the Half Marathon!!!

I cannot adequately express how excited I am to participate in my first half marathon in 3 days! If you’ve never discovered the joys of running, any attempt I make to explain my excitement wouldn’t work. If you are a runner, no explanation is needed. This wall shows off what God can do in the life […]

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