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I'm finally running happy again! And marathon #2 is up in May...

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  1. RUN
    great Heal thyself 13.1 mi 01:55 08:44 pace

    Summary for the busy executive: a solo re-creation of the 2013 Cherry Blossom Half (along the mighty Columbia River in The Dalles, OR, the most beautiful place imaginable to run); an unofficial 13.... read more

  2. RUN
    great A rock, upon which I stand 30.25 mi 09:00 17:51 pace

    (This adventure took place a week ago – starting late Friday night and continuing well into Saturday morning – but I’m post-dating it for the time being so it isn’t immediately swallowed up in the ... read more

    • Vern M.
      Vern M.

      Wow, awesome adventure, Rob! I love this! :)

      3 days ago Like1 person

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    • Julia M.
      Julia M.

      Whoah this is flippin awesome! My compadre and I have been planning an all night 50K on trails as well - this makes me very excited now!!! Rob. This. Kicks. Ass.

      2 days ago Like2 people

    • Ellen

      Of course you did! Sounds like you're ready for a 100 miler- running 30 at night is the perfect training run, I'm JUST SAYING :)

      2 days ago Like1 person

  3. RUN
    great Do you feel me? 3.19 mi 00:30 09:24 pace

    Now THAT is what I'm talking about. A floaty perfect blissful 30 minutes on foot to close out the week in style.

    Life, like running, is grand.

  4. RUN
    good Live and die on this day 6.07 mi 00:55 09:08 pace


    This has suddenly/shockingly/not-at-all-shockingly become my body's new steady state, I'm warmed up and rolling and cruising at an easy feel pace. Check this out (splits from this ... read more

  5. RUN
    good All she wrote (was goodbye) 2.67 mi 00:22 08:04 pace

    The final track workout of this Spring session, with my runners who are all racing on Sunday morning. It was bittersweet; it's been an incredible past three months, an honor to work with and m... read more

  6. RUN
    great There is nothing but The Moment 10.07 mi 01:32 09:05 pace

    "Silver like mercury/nothing can hurt me." - Sky Cries Mary, 'Moonbathing' (this pertains to many things, but most literally and presently to the liquid metal cloud I saw in the... read more

    • Karyn

      27 days!!!! Yaaay :-) It is always so nice to say goodbye to your old self and hello new. We must remember though that the "old" has also helped in some way transform us into our "new" Love this post from beginning to end!

      14 days ago Like3 people

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    • Runner5

      :) awesome

      13 days ago Like1 person

    • Petite Hi-five

      It's all great in Rob's world. High to you my friend!

      12 days ago

  7. RUN
    good 19.71 mi 03:08 09:32 pace

    Well look at me go.

    12 solo trail miles at daybreak on Leif Erickson (out and back from the Thurman gate). The remainder on roads with my runners.

    Despite adverse mental conditions, this couldn&#... read more

  8. RUN
    great This ragged, rugged road 3.28 mi 00:30 09:08 pace

    This run. Today!

    And what a run it was! On the heels of two self-enforced extra long sleeps, and a total rest day yesterday (listened to my heavy legs), I had the extreme pleasure of running as li... read more

  9. RUN
    great Lead from the front 4.85 mi 00:45 09:16 pace

    So yeahhh.... I totally wore my 1st place ribbon to the track last night. ;-) Coach Susan lit up like a Christmas tree; she was incredibly excited and delighted when I told her about my achievement... read more

  10. FIT
    good Filling spaces up with days 3.79 mi 00:52 13:47 pace

    (Yes, these are elliptical miles)

    So yeahhh ... I had my first ever marathon dream last night. Which was almost certainly a direct result from listening to the Marathon Training Academy podcast fo... read more

  11. RUN
    great "Who are you?!?!" 5.25 mi 00:45 08:37 pace


    Ok, so last night, at the running store (at which I arrived somewhat spontaneously following a harrowing day) I chose to lay down the heavy burden of self-limiting expectation driven by the ch... read more

    • Kelly L.
      Kelly L. You're an Inspiration
      You're an Inspiration:

      Awesome Rob. A huge congrats and the culmination of a lot of hard work and heart.

      20 days ago

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    • Ram N.
      Ram N.

      That is amazing. I'd be interested in knowing the transformation story in greater detail. Do you have a public blog? You should.

      19 days ago Like1 person

    • Helene W.
      Helene W. You're an Inspiration
      You're an Inspiration:

      Good one, Rob! You are becoming one mighty fine runner, my friend.

      18 days ago

  12. Shared Photo

    Ahead of this morning's post/recap, this is the teenager and me, mere moments after finding out I won my AG on Sunday. :-)

  13. RUN
    great Cinco de Mayo 5K 3.1 mi 00:22 07:09 pace


    Holy cow! WTF!!!!!!

    I just ANNIHILATED my old 5K PR (it was 24:55, set almost 15 months ago) and DESTROYED the 23:00 A goal I had planned going into... read more

  14. RUN
    great A Lion on your back 4 mi 00:33 08:13 pace

    OH YEAH!!!!

    800s at the track last night. And while it took me seemingly forever to get loose and find the zone (more on that presently), by the final repeat Maggie (one of my three fastest runner... read more

  15. FIT
    good Counting Stars 5.04 mi 01:00 11:54 pace

    (These are elliptical miles)

    1000M row
    2:00 plank
    Leg and Arm weight circuits
    1 hour on the lipty

    Phew. 1:30am kiddo wakeup, and the associated resulting tossing and turning left me flat exhauste... read more

  16. RUN
    great Sleeping in Light 6.62 mi 01:00 09:03 pace

    Summary for the busy executive: I think I just stole the title of “world’s happiest runner” from Karyn, for at least one morning. Runs don’t get any happier than this one. An hour of easy, progress... read more

  17. RUN
    great With fists flying up in the air 20.04 mi 03:21 10:02 pace

    Hell yeah!!!!!!!!!!!!! My first 20 mile day in almost three years!

    First: 5.7 solo miles at a 9:35 pace

    All that needs be said about this incredibly perfect start to my morning is that at my turn... read more

  18. RUN
    UNLEASH & UNLOAD 2 mi 00:18 09:06 pace

    EXTREME runner's high alert!!!

    1000M row
    1:40 front plank
    Legs weight circuit
    Arms weight circuit
    10 minute lipty
    2 mile run
    20 minute lipty cooldown

    Get your endorphin megablast here!!!

    S... read more

  19. RUN
    great Foundations of Stone 3.1 mi 00:23 07:34 pace

    Coach had us run a 5K time trial (i.e. push as hard as you can without barfing or injuring yourself) last night. And I ran fast.


    Almost 90 seconds faster than my 14-month-old ... read more