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Harold L. Shaw
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Yeah it was Nicer Yesterday - RunLog 2-11-16
This post was written for and first appeared on One Foot In Reality. Yesterday I had every intention of running twice, but after my first run down back, the legs felt pretty damn tired. By the time I got to lunch at work, I had decided that the second run w...
This post was written for and first appeared on One Foot In Reality. Yesterday I had every intention of running twice, but after my first run down back, the legs felt pretty damn tired. By the time I got to lunch at work, I h...
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Too Short Interval Workout - RunLog 2-10-16
This post was written for and first appeared on One Foot In Reality . I am going to start with my second run first, because it is the run that matters most - well at least to me. The biggest problem with it was that I just ran out of time. I was running rea...
This post was written for and first appeared on One Foot In Reality. I am going to start with my second run first, because it is the run that matters most - well at least to me. The biggest problem with it was that I just ran...
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They Work Until They Don't - RunLog 2-6-16
This post was written for and first appeared on One Foot In Reality . No run or work yesterday. Due to the surprise storm I got a text at 5:30 AM telling me we were closed, so I figured that I would get some good miles in later. I putzed around until around...
This post was written for and first appeared on One Foot In Reality. No run or work yesterday. Due to the surprise storm I got a text at 5:30 AM telling me we were closed, so I figured that I would get some good miles in late...
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Some Days You Do Wonder - RunLog 2-1-16
This post was written for and first appeared on One Foot In Reality . Some days you just gotta wonder. The weather for February 1st is damned unseasonable - by the time we ran at 9:00 AM, it was already 42*F - just a bit warm for this time of year. Which al...
This post was written for and first appeared on One Foot In Reality. Some days you just gotta wonder. The weather for February 1st is damned unseasonable - by the time we ran at 9:00 AM, it was already 42*F - just a bit warm ...
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First Run Outside in the Pearl Izumi N1 Tri V2 - RunLog 1-31-16
This post was written for and first appeared on One Foot In Reality . The Pearl Izumi N1 Tri V2's were part of the swag I got for being a member of the Pearl Izumi Run Champions Team. The jacket and hat, were stuff that I purchased myself. I have run one ru...
This post was written for and first appeared on One Foot In Reality. The Pearl Izumi N1 Tri V2's were part of the swag I got for being a member of the Pearl Izumi Run Champions Team. The jacket and hat, were stuff that I purc...
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Yes I Know the Difference - RunLog 1-26-16
This post was written for and first appeared on One Foot In Reality. Our first run in a long time where the temps were above freezing and even though it was a bit breezy, it felt pretty good to be outside without being completely bundled up - there is a dif...
This post was written for and first appeared on One Foot In Reality. Our first run in a long time where the temps were above freezing and even though it was a bit breezy, it felt pretty good to be outside without being comple...
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Back to Screw Shoes
This post was written for and first appeared on One Foot In Reality . Most every winter, I take a pair of my old beat up running shoes from the past year and turn them into screw shoes for running on the white ice that seems to have more than its share of t...
This post was written for and first appeared on One Foot In Reality. Most every winter, I take a pair of my old beat up running shoes from the past year and turn them into screw shoes for running on the white ice that seems t...
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Steady State Treadmill 5.0 Miler - RunLog 2-8-16
This post was written for and first appeared on One Foot In Reality. The cold has returned to Maine, the thermometer read 9*F and with the wind (not breeze), it was double-digit negative numbers outside this morning. Which means that Bennie doesn't get to d...
This post was written for and first appeared on One Foot In Reality. The cold has returned to Maine, the thermometer read 9*F and with the wind (not breeze), it was double-digit negative numbers outside this morning. Which me...
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Garbage Truck Encounter and Great Long Interval Run - RunLog 2-3-16
This post was written for and first appeared on One Foot In Reality . After yesterday's garbage truck encounter down on Pepin Way and all the rain we got today, the treadmill was a great option. Yeah, I guess I should talk about what happened with the GARBA...
This post was written for and first appeared on One Foot In Reality. After yesterday's garbage truck encounter down on Pepin Way and all the rain we got today, the treadmill was a great option. Yeah, I guess I should talk abo...
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January 2016 - Month In Review
This post was written for and first appeared on One Foot In Reality. Yeah 2016, was a lot different than January 2015 - we were not in the midst of a polar vortex (the temps were seasonable, but not stoopid and while we had some snow, the big east coast hay...
This post was written for and first appeared on One Foot In Reality. Yeah 2016, was a lot different than January 2015 - we were not in the midst of a polar vortex (the temps were seasonable, but not stoopid and while we had...
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Not Today Harold - RunLog 1-29-16
This post was written for and first appeared on One Foot In Reality . This morning I got ready to run with Bennie and by the time we got to the end of the driveway, I decided not to run. Yes, I was dressed for running, but didn't. What's wrong Harold? Nothi...
This post was written for and first appeared on One Foot In Reality. This morning I got ready to run with Bennie and by the time we got to the end of the driveway, I decided not to run. Yes, I was dressed for running, but did...
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It Is Official - Pearl Izumi 2016 Run Champion Team
This post was written for and first appeared on One Foot In Reality . Even though I found out that I had been selected to be a 2016 Pearl Izumi Run Champion back in December and I have been active on their Yammer site, there is still that little thing in th...
This post was written for and first appeared on One Foot In Reality. Even though I found out that I had been selected to be a 2016 Pearl Izumi Run Champion back in December and I have been active on their Yammer site, there i...
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Introduction

I can be a cantankerous old fart, who loves to run, am learning to enjoy getting older and is working hard as hell to get better as a runner, even as I get older - an oxymoron, but fits who I am. Yep, I have opinions about what I like and don’t like, am rather blunt about things, someone who can laugh at himself and has a definite running shoe problem.

Disclaimer: I do things my own way, so don't do things the same way that I do, they might not work the same for you. You are personally responsible for the things you do or try.

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Survived being a Coastie, Special Education teacher, AmeriCorps Grants & Program Officer, being retired and now working at local University gotta keep things interesting - I know which was more difficult, which one do you think? :-)
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Administrative Specialist, honey-do list completer and blogger/writer/wanna be runnah in my spare time - whatever that is
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Blogging, using Social Media, Teacher, Training, Administrator,
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  • University of Maine System
    Administrative Specialist CL-1, 2015 - present
    Working in the University College Learning Center
  • Retired
    Writer, 2013 - 2015
    Doing things that I love and learning new stuff as I go along.
  • Blogger
    Writer/Blogger, 2011 - 2013
    Creator and Owner of the blog A Veteran Runnah (http://vetrunnah.com) Projects: - Anthem Real Health Contributor - Fitfluential Ambassador - Member, Team RWB - Member, Central Maine Striders - Swiftwick Blog Ambassador (Dec 2012 ending March 2013)
  • MSAD 49 - Lawrence Junior High School
    Special Education Teacher, 2009 - 2011
  • Maine Commission for Community Service
    State AmeriCorps Grant & Program Officer, 2008 - 2009
  • Good-Will Hinckley - Averill High School & Glenn Stratton Learning Center
    Special Education Teacher, 2000 - 2008
  • U.S. Coast Guard
    SA-CWO3(PERS), 1975 - 1996
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One Runner's New Year's Resolutions
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It's a common occurrence in the media and elsewhere to disparage the idea of making New Year's Resolutions. Their rationale is that no one k

An Old Runner Reflects On What is to Come
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No slow decline or painful fade to black for me. No,I want a night before filled with trading stories and drinking beer with my friends, Fol

Black Friday, Bare Feet
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Began the day at the local running store, a place I still visit even though I haven’t worn the kinds of running shoes they sell since 2008.

real life sometimes interrupts
runningpast55.blogspot.com

OK, I did not fall off the face of earth, nor collapse along my running trail, nor did I take a vacation to a place which has no mobile sign

second run, felt fun
runningpast55.blogspot.com

I finished my second run today, and it felt fun again. My interval paces steadily increased throughout the run, though I was not conscience

listen to your body
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The title is the number rule for all of us: listen to what your body is telling you. If you learn to listen well, you will discern the vario

What's it like to rest for two weeks? - Miss Zippy
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I can't believe I survived two weeks of total rest

Joe Friel - Aging: More on Science
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The traditional advice from the medical community is that older people (usually meaning age 50 and up) should avoid strenuous exercise. Inst

Seth's Blog: Mirrors, cameras and cultural evolution
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It's safe to say that everyone reading this has seen an accurate reflection in a mirror. Everyone you know has seen their face in a mirror a

Does Running Ruin Your Knees? | Running Reform
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Most of the group of guys that I tend to golf with know that I run quite a bit and occasionally, some comments are made. Last week, one of t

Running Challenges Us!
www.vetrunnah.com

I can be a cantankerous old fart, who loves to run, hates getting older and is working hard as hell to get better as a runner. Yes, I have o

A Boston Marathon story - Miss Zippy
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One of the good Boston Marathon stories

Skechers GoRun2–50 Mile Review
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I am a cantankerous, old fart, who loves to run, hates getting older, is working hard as hell to get better as a runner. I am a real person

Easy 7.0 Miler 7/26/13
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I am a cantankerous, old fart, who loves to run, hates getting older, is working hard as hell to get better as a runner. I am a real person

Some Heretical Thinking About Running Shoes
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I am a cantankerous, old fart, who loves to run, hates getting older, is working hard as hell to get better as a runner. I am a real person

The Final Nail in the Coffin and a BUSY Day!
www.vetrunnah.com

Wow – finally a chance to sit down and relax for a second. It has been one of those kinds of day – you know the one where you are running he

Why Run a Marathon?
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FTC Disclaimer – I am an Optimal Run affiliate , if you click on their link in my sidebar and then buy something, I get a percentage of the

Racing Versus Going to a Race
www.vetrunnah.com

After reading the Hanson's Marathon Method book last week, which provided me with several "aha" moments (getting things thr... Altra Superio

How do you get your energy?
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Philadelphia Pennsylvania running coach eats rainbows for energy c25k cto5k marathon 5k training plans coaching runners

How Injuries Have Effected My 2013 Goals
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Follow me in my adventures to live more simply, run a lot more, use technology to complicate my life and be healthy.