Eric Upton

Live. Learn. Run.

Would You Like Some Change?

Would you like some change? Yeah, so would I. I spent a little time reviewing some statistics on my blog and I became completely fascinated with a couple of them: I have hundreds of readers You live in 3 countries (albeit 1 country has 1 reader – Thank You Australia!) I’m read in 23 states…

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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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How To Get Started Without Quitting…Ever!

I had some down times in 2011.  I couldn’t get the urge to “Quit” out of my mind.  Whether it be work, running, weight control, or healthy living, I heard that demon voice telling me to “quit” more than once. I kept my head down and pushed through.  I’m glad I did. But doesn’t it…

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Now That We’ve Made It

Welcome to 2012!Whether 2011 has been a great year for you or your bluest one on record, here’s some good news: It’s over! 2011 is in the bag. It’s done. History. Past. El gone’ o. My advice is to Remember the good. Count the blessings. Remember those who have gone on before us. Hold tight…

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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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Bad Gas

I spent a few reflective hours thinking about why it was, that on certain runs, I was left feeling completely wiped out. Even worse, I would have to pause during the run just to rest my legs. What used to be an “Easy 6 Miles” became hard.  Really hard. Fatigue hasn’t been in my vocabulary…

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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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