Jogging into oblivion

January 23, 2020

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Member Since:

Aug 10, 2008



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Running Accomplishments:

Marathon PR - 3:05 (3:06 at Boston)

Completed a dozen marathons and a handful of 50 mile ultras.

Short-Term Running Goals:

Make a come back from setbacks and build aerobic base. Pacemaker implant for Symptomatic Bradycardia in 2016.  Cardiac ablation for SVT in 2019.

Long-Term Running Goals:

Lose about 50-60 lbs. and maybe complete another marathon.


Enjoy doing stuff I wasn't built to do.  Married with children, and two fluffy dogs. 

Has not God made foolish the wisdom of the world?  1 Cor. 1:20

Oh give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; for his steadfast love endures forever! Psalm 118:29

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Sneaked out for a longer lunch run. Felt a little tired again during mile 3, but not overwhelming. Strange how this happens at the same time during every run. Threw in some speed surges here and there, but no idea what pace or length. Pace was 8:27 for entire run. Not a good run mentally as I was in a depressive funk today so all I thought about was how bad a runner, father, and person I am even though it's not reality, at least I hope it's not. Hate it when all I can think about are negatives. I believe Winston Churchill called it his "black dog". Mine came around today.

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From Jon on Wed, Aug 14, 2013 at 18:41:33 from

Keep at it. If you spend that much time thinking about it, it means you're not bad. The bad fathers don't even give it a single thought!

You'll have a white dog tomorrow.

From Tracy on Wed, Aug 14, 2013 at 21:08:59 from

I agree with Jon. Kick that dog to the curb! I bet because the fatigue hits the same point every time that it is the heat. You're running in the middle of the day in humidity and August heat. And even though it was cooler today, it was still around 80.

From Bob on Thu, Aug 15, 2013 at 09:14:25 from

Thank you much for the encouragement. Yes, feels like a white dog day already.

From jtshad on Thu, Aug 15, 2013 at 10:03:48 from

I agree with Jon. Hope today is better...we all have days like that but the fact you are willing to evaluate it is a good sign. Prayer helps!

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