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Frustration is the first step toward improvement.  I have no incentive to improve if I’m content with what I can do and if I’m completely satisfied with my pace, distance and form as a runner.
    —     John “The Penguin” Bingham
From his book:  “No Need For Speed
[Running is a lot like learning to play guitar.  Or gaining any new skill, I suppose.    —    KMAB]
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2019 A Branching Stream
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2018 Pity The Nation (Part 2)
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2017 Good Blogs, Too
2016 My Prediction For #AmnestyDon
2015 Worth A Try
2014 I’m Feeling It
2013 May I Have A Little More, Please?
2012 Increasing Doubt
2011 You Can’t Touch This

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It isn’t the shoes, socks, clothes, or even the speed that makes me a runner.  It’s running.  I pay my membership dues every time I lace up my running shoes.  I realize that every time I challenge myself to do more, struggle to get a little faster, or face the limits of my abilities, I am a runner.
      —    John “The Penguin” Bingham
From his book:  “No Need For Speed
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On This Day In:
2020 Diets And Lifestyle Changes
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2019 The Right Questions
Day 3: Still Difficult
2018 A Thought For Those Continuing To Support President Trump
Day 36: Pushing On
2017 Imagining Humor
2016 So Go On And Deal With It
2015 From A Letter To A Friend
2014 Your Part (Here)
2013 Complements
2012 Sound And Light
2011 Two Politicians Visit A Farm…
2010 Labor Day And Honorable Men

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The days when you have to drag yourself out the door are very often the days when you will learn the most about yourself, not necessarily as a runner, but as a person.
     —     John “The Penguin” Bingham
From his book:  “No Need For Speed
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On This Day In:
2020 I’m Just Being Skeptical
Setting My Feet Upon The Road
2019 We’re Eating Faster And Enjoying It Less
2018 Great Views
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2017 Trump Supporters Will Always Find An Excuse
2016 More Posts
2015 A Last Request
2014 It Matters
2013 And You Are?
2012 Not Too Late
2011 Persistence
2009 Health Care?

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Try to keep your expectations reasonable.  You’re beginning the journey of a thousand miles with a single step.  Each step is important;  every step counts.
    —    John “The Penguin” Bingham
From his book:  “No Need For Speed
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On This Day In:
2020 Perhaps There Has Been Some Method In My Madness
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2018 And I Thought It Was Just My Deodorant
2017 Hannity And Limbaugh
2016 Or He Could Just Be Lazy
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2015 Seeking Cultured Leadership
2014 Examining Failure
2013 Driving Passion
2012 Cannibal, n.
2011 Moments Of Truth

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Focus on where you are instead of where you wish you were.  The joy will follow.
    ―    John Bingham
From his book: “No Need for Speed: A Beginner’s Guide to the Joy of Running
[Focus on family, friends and the moment…  Joy will follow.  Merry Christmas to all… !!    —    KMAB]
[The image was “borrowed” from one of the comments I’ve rec’d from a fellow blogger. Please visit his site if you have a few minutes: http://pacificparatrooper.wordpress.com/   —    KMAB]
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2012 Merry Christmas – 2012
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The moment of truth for many of us as adult-onset athletes is when we first realize that changing our lives is going to be much more difficult than we ever imagined.
     —     John “The Penguin” Bingham
From his book:  “No Need For Speed
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Of course, it’s much easier to get thin than to get fit.  Getting thinner is simply a matter of denying yourself nourishment for as long as you can.  If you reduce your caloric intake enough, your body will begin to devour itself, and in a few weeks or months, you’ll be thinner.  But you won’t be fit.  In fact, it’s likely that you’ll be in worse shape than before you lost weight.  Fitness requires perspiration.  There’s no shortcut around that fact.
     —    John “The Penguin” Bingham
From his book:  “No Need For Speed
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Until I started running, I never understood that the shape, form, weight, strength, and fitness level of my body were the result of the perspiration, not the diet.
    —    John “The Penguin” Bingham
From his book: “No Need For Speed
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You can’t trade your body in for a new, improved model.  Accepting the natural strengths and weaknesses of the body you have is the key to becoming the best you can be.
    —    John “The Penguin” Bingham
From his book:  “No Need For Speed
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The more you run, the more you are a runner.  It sounds simple and it is.  There’s nothing more to becoming a runner than running.  It isn’t how fast or how far you run.  It isn’t even how long you’ve been running.   It’s only that you run that makes you a runner.
   —    John “The Penguin” Bingham
 From his book:   “No Need For Speed
[Runners run, leaders lead, and programmers program…   —    KMAB]
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