Eric Upton

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Positively Pissed Off

I was reading the March 2012 edition of Runner’s World when I stumbled across one of my favorite sections to screen: The New Shoes For Spring! I was so excited! My trusty pair of Brooks are pretty much spent. They say 500 miles is about max on a pair of shoes. They did get me…

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How I Went Label Blind

How I Went Label Blind Food label reading for me over the last four years consisted of looking at one number: Calories That led to a great deal of success for me. I’ve lost as much as 150 pounds at one point. But now I’m buzzing around 120 pounds of total loss. Yeah, yeah. I…

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Move It To Lose It 5K

Event Date: 2/11/2012 Location: CHRISTUS Schumpert Wellness Center, Bossier City Start Time: 8:00 AM End Time: 11:00 AM Description: Race Application             Register Here COURSE DESCRIPTION: The race will begin and end at CHRISTUS Schumpert Wellness Center, Bossier City. Enjoy a flat and fast course through Greenacres neighborhood. RACE DATE & TIME: Saturday, February 11, 2012, 8:00 a.m. ½…

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Project 5210

Ok, I’ve gotten involved with a program that I think is worth mentioning, promoting and supporting. It’s a program called Project 5210. Project 5210 is a designed to help obese children and their families get a support system and help to lose weight, get fit, get healthy, At no cost to the participants! The program…

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It’s Done!

Guess what!  I finished the race.  Man, it was harder than I thought it would be! 1455th place out of 2365 marathoners.  Puts me in the bottom 40% roughly.  Wasn’t too pleased with my overall time. My goal was 4 hours and 30 minutes. Someone told me that I would be bargaining with God during…

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One Week To Go!

Ok, I’ve got less than a week to get ready. The first time in my life EVER that I’ve ran 26.2 miles. And my training has been difficult to say the least. Time for “mind over matter”. Wish me luck!

Marathon Prep – The Good, The Bad & The Ugly

Ok, gang. I’ve been working toward my first full Marathon in Memphis on December 3rd, 2011. The St. Jude Marathon to be more exact. The miles have increased and my eating habits are on the decline. Ever just reach a point where you are so freakin’ exhausted that you kinda just let everything go? Yup,…

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Progress Of Things

Well, we are in to Week 4 of Marathon training! So far, so good! Even better news for us runner types, the weather has finally broken a bit! After 80+ days at over 100°F, your mood starts to fry. I was just getting exhausted because the only time I could run was at the crack…

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Natural Running

Ok, so I’ve been morbidly curious about “Natural Running” and “Minimalist Running” concepts. This is mostly due to fact that I think the little hobbit feet shoes look cool.  Also, I was mildly curious about these sporty looking shoes from Newton Running. Ok.  I’m simple.  I’m attracted to the odd and unique. So, I bought a…

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Let The Training Begin!

Well, week number one of training for Memphis has come to an end. Overall, it was a good week: All of the target miles were hit All of the paces were kept Core training was completed Cross training was completed All in all, I was able to stay on task with every step of the…

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