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Blogging ??? January 28, 2013

Filed under: Think — bigfootmarty @ 9:51 pm
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Found this quote and realized it was A-1 accurate.   “The first step in blogging is reading them” Jeff Jarvis

I like it and realized I have not read any part of a single blog in almost 2 weeks- some magazines and several twitter feeds but not blogs so i will hit a few and note them here.

Depression marathon- runner who copes with depression with running- I do as well.  http://depressionmarathon.blogspot.com/   I like it.

Found another fun one marathon Goddess with a great heart and focus- pancreatic cancer- always great to pay it forward.  http://marathongoddess.com/blog/

And finally for today- Hungry Runner girl- has a fun tag line ,it’s rude to count people as you pass them, out loud!! {as an OCD runner i count lots of stuff, as a slow former footballer i don’t pass too many}  http://www.hungryrunnergirl.com/






Oatmeal with Flax and Peanut Butter – Jet Fuel

Filed under: Food,Food-Fuel — bigfootmarty @ 9:16 pm
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A couple times a week I make hot cereal for breakfast- before or after workout- and often add fruit to it.

In the last couple weeks I have been adding peanut butter, AND IT HAS BEEN GREAT. Oats Flax PB

Great energy and stayed full for longer. A few hours later i had raw fruit and veggies ( celery/carrot/peppers)

I am always looking for the best things to eat for me, my joints and for all day energy. Properly cooked grains can provide abundant energy and if chosen properly I can avoid some of the negative side effects of gluten as well as those from eating Highly processed foods.

Oatmeal Flax Chia, peanut butter FuelIt was a tasty bowl and I often pre-soak my grains – overnight so they are ready to cook in the morning and cook faster. And when i am using dried fruits they also get soaked….


2013 Walt Disney Marathon – January 10-13, 2013 January 16, 2013

Filed under: Think — bigfootmarty @ 9:56 pm
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January 10-13, 2013    http://www.rundisney.com/disneyworld-marathon/

Marathon           -20,680 finishers  – Men’s Winning time- 2:21.16      Women’s Winning time 2:48.30

Half-Marathon  -23,126 finishers – Men’s Top Time  1:05.26   ,  Women’s Best Time1:14.56

Goofy’s  Race and a Half Challenge Runner’s ran the Half marathon on Saturday and the marathon on Sunday- This combo (like the other 2 races) sold out .  Lots of healthy/crazy folks did the double dip and ran almost 40 miles in the weekend….


       This year I had several friends and their families running in Florida.  Was a lot of fun to keep track of their efforts as they posted to FB and Twitter and participated in one or more race over the weekend.

        As I do some preparatory work for the 2013 Miller Lite Charlottesville Marathon I look to other events for ideas and improvements. And it is interesting to think of trying to split the days and have the races over a weekend rather than all day Saturday. We would have several runners double dip but the city would balk at the thought of such a thing. The impact to the streets would be too great and too long.

Looking forward to the 2013 Charlottesville marathon and Half Marathon