Eric Upton

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New Year, New You

Here’s to a new year, a new you and a new me! I spent a lot of time thinking since the beginning of 2015 about what I wanted to change. Of course, there are all the usual suspects such as “being a better guy“, “losing some weight“, “return to running” (pending a stupid little knee…

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Penalty! Excessive Weight Loss Celebration

This post is strictly for those who’ve lost (weight) and loved (food) again. I’ve been pretty proud of myself for losing 100+ pounds. It was a tremendous goal and a lot of work to get there. I relaxed. I celebrated. I put pounds back on. Thirty to be exact. Why did I do that? I…

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Tackle The Sky

Finding something new to challenge yourself is an exciting task.

When you start to believe that you can really do anything you set your mind to, the sky is the limit!

How to “tackle the sky” is a challenge for me.

Best Laid Plans Of The Mouse

You've heard the phrase “Best laid plans of mice and men” right? I put a few to pen last week and set my sights high toward a great week ahead. My goals included: Adding some miles. Dropping some pounds. Gaining some motivation. Getting consistent in writing. Guess what?! I didn't achieve a damn one of…

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Let’s Get Started (Again)

I've read a lot over the last couple of months. Mostly books relating to how I can improve the quality of life, both for myself as well as others. Somewhere along the way I kept forgetting to write on my blog… So, here we are again. 1) I simplified the front page of the blotto…

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Something Besides Running

Check It Out!  Podcast Version! [powerpress] I know. You’re shocked right?! Me too. This ranks right up there with me swearing off coffee! My thoughts after my last half-marathon is that I wanted to run leaner and faster. I started doing some research on timing my run and ran across an article (again in Runner’s…

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Lifting The Fog

How I Quit Smoking You know I smoked for about 22 years. I started when I was the age of 15.  I had a good friend of mine who talked me into trying it. Having the addictive personality that I do, I thought “Why not?”. I got that funny little light-headed buzz and thought “Hey,…

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Finding My Baseline

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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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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!

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