MEMORIES OF A MARATHON MAN

MEMORIES OF A MARATHON MAN

103 Palma Marathon 107 Newcastle Town Moor Marathon 110 Porto Marathon 115 San Sebastian Marathon 119 Portsmouth Coastal Marathon 123 Liverbird Marathon 131 ...

Author: Jim Manford

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 9781291420449

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 248

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At 65 and with 150 marathons already completed, most people would be ready to put their feet up and relax. Jim Manford set off instead to run another 50 marathons within the next 2 years to achieve his twin targets of running 200 marathons in 20 different countries. This is the story of how he reached these targets.
Categories: Sports & Recreation

Distance Memories

Distance Memories

When I heard the news that there would be no Atlanta Marathon on Thanksgiving Day 2010, the earlier news about Christmas (relax, I just used it to grab your ...

Author: Scott Ludwig

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 9781475985771

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 260

View: 286

I’ve been around the block a few times. Over half a million times, actually. Assuming a block is approximately 100 yards long and 100 yards wide, running just over 130,000 lifetime miles equates to a few more than 500,000 times around the block. So yeah, I’ve been around the block a few times. I’ve had my share of ups and downs. The Boston Marathon, the Badwater Ultramarathon and having whatever it takes to run every single day since November 30, 1978 would fall into the former; an aging body, injuries, and—well, to be totally honest falling down while running much too often these days would fall into the latter. But it’s been a good, long run and I wouldn’t have wanted it any other way. My wife Cindy believes the 2003 Badwater Ultramarathon signaled the beginning of my declining health and running ability. I beg to differ: I believe it was my (last place, and darn proud of it) finish in the 2006 Western States Endurance Run that catapulted me into the downside of my running career. However, I have no regrets. As I said earlier it’s been a good, long run and I wouldn’t have wanted it any other way. Besides, if it had been any other way I wouldn’t have had the many tales you will find in this book that you, quite frankly, could not possibly find anywhere else. These are my stories from...my experiences...and my perspectives on running as well as life. They’re all absolutely true. They’re all brutally honest. They’re all from the heart. Most of all, they’re all mine. Scott Ludwig, 2013
Categories: Sports & Recreation

Ashes Images and Memories

Ashes  Images  and Memories

not have commemorated men who were not already mentioned on the Marathon monument.121 As for the act of reinscription, following the sack of Athens, ...

Author: Nathan T. Arrington

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199369089

Category: Art

Page: 400

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Ashes, Images, and Memories argues that the institution of public burial for the war dead and images of the deceased in civic and sacred spaces fundamentally changed how people conceived of military casualties in fifth-century Athens. In a period characterized by war and the threat of civil strife, the nascent democracy claimed the fallen for the city and commemorated them with rituals and images that shaped a civic ideology of struggle and self-sacrifice on behalf of a unified community. While most studies of Athenian public burial have focused on discrete aspects of the institution, such as the funeral oration, this book broadens the scope. It examines the presence of the war dead in cemeteries, civic and sacred spaces, the home, and the mind, and underscores the role of material culture - from casualty lists to white-ground lekythoi-in mediating that presence. This approach reveals that public rites and monuments shaped memories of the war dead at the collective and individual levels, spurring private commemorations that both engaged with and critiqued the new ideals and the city's claims to the body of the warrior. Faced with a collective notion of "the fallen" families asserted the qualities, virtues, and family links of the individual deceased, and sought to recover opportunities for private commemoration and personal remembrance. Contestation over the presence and memory of the dead often followed class lines, with the elite claiming service and leadership to the community while at the same time reviving Archaic and aristocratic commemorative discourses. Although Classical Greek art tends to be viewed as a monolithic if evolving whole, this book depicts a fragmented and charged visual world.
Categories: Art

Greek Memories

Greek Memories

... misfortunes suffered by the Plataeans from Marathon to the destruction of ... 1982: 149–55 for a discussion of the memory of Marathon in the orators, ...

Author: Luca Castagnoli

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781108471725

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 424

View: 659

An original exploration of Ancient Greek conceptions of the relationship between memory, time, knowledge and identity across diverse genres.
Categories: Literary Collections

Marathon Memories

Marathon Memories

This 120 pages lined notebook gives enough space for your personal stories and thoughts of your hobby and passion. Perfect gift for your active fitness buddy. This book can be also used as diary or creative small photobook.

Author: Healthy and Balanced Lifesty Publishing

Publisher:

ISBN: 1097820491

Category:

Page: 122

View: 839

Step by step. You love running marathons? Then you for sure have a lot of memories to share. This 120 pages lined notebook gives enough space for your personal stories and thoughts of your hobby and passion. Perfect gift for your active fitness buddy. This book can be also used as diary or creative small photobook.
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Stand Up or Sit Out Memories and Musings of a Blind Wrestler Runner and All around Regular Guy

Stand Up or Sit Out  Memories and Musings of a Blind Wrestler  Runner and All around Regular Guy

Our laughter almost prevented my Achilles guide and me from running while we intoned the famous line from the evil Zell (Lawrence Olivier) in Marathon Man, ...

Author: Anthony Candela

Publisher: Christian Faith Publishing, Inc.

ISBN: 9781098005672

Category: Self-Help

Page: 218

View: 773

In this memoir, Anthony Candela, a self-described "all-around regular guy," traverses a lifetime of challenges. Some of these are accidents of birth, like his poor eyesight and slow trek to blindness, and some are of his own making, like choosing to compete as a scholar-athlete. Infused with lots of New Yorkana, a touch of California, and a few related historical references, this memoir conveys that in any environment, life does not always follow a prescribed course. Moreover, as humans, all of us are imperfect. This includes people with disabilities who are often thought of as transcendent beings, but who should also be regarded as "all-around regular guys." Just like the rest of the human race, they often strive imperfectly to get through life. In his descriptions, the author hopes that readers will understand a little more about the nuts and bolts of running and wrestling, not to mention skiing and scuba diving. The ups and downs of coping with life and progressive loss of eyesight and, by extraction, disability in general will be clearer. Readers will come away with a fuller appreciation of the ways people deal with challenges. In the end, we all have a choice whether to stand up or sit out. The story related in these pages will occasionally give you cause to chuckle or even shed tears of sadness or joy. Above all else, it will enlighten you about why things happen the way they do. Ultimately, this memoir increases our understanding of what it means to be truly human. Perhaps after reading it, we will be kinder and gentler to each other. Most important, perhaps we will take it a little easier on ourselves.
Categories: Self-Help

Heal Your Memories Change Your Life

Heal Your Memories  Change Your Life

run a marathon.” The memories of this year, last year, and the past ten years are as follows. January—you started going to the gym.

Author: Frank Healy

Publisher: BalboaPress

ISBN: 9781452579689

Category: Self-Help

Page: 194

View: 355

Do you ever wish that something in your life had turned out differently? Are there any memories that keep popping into your head? Do you wish that you could remember more? Heal Your Memories, Change Your Life takes you on an adventurous journey through your own memories and gives you the tools to heal from past hurts. Frank Healy, Licensed Professional Counselor, remembers every day of his life since he was six years old. He takes you through your past with exercises that help you remember more of your good times and let go of pain from the past. Whoever said that healing and therapy had to be painful? Heal Your Memories, Change Your Life is written with humor, inspiring stories, and exercises that will leave you feeling free to enjoy your life and move on to a happy and successful future.
Categories: Self-Help

The Boston Marathon

The Boston Marathon

The memory contained in the marathon has changed in the minds of current participants and spectators. No longer is it one man's sacrifice for country; ...

Author: Tom Derderian

Publisher: Triumph Books

ISBN: 9781600789397

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 176

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Offering an inside look at the most famous marathon in the world, this exploration traces the Boston Marathon's 26.2-mile route from the starting line on narrow Main Street in Hopkinton to the Boylston Street finish line in downtown Boston, bringing to life the history, personalities, pivotal moments, and individual character of each city the race traverses. The Boston Marathon includes well-researched briefs on topics including Metcalf's Mill at Ashland, the unmarked starting point of the first race in 1897, the infamous 1967 battle over Kathrine Switzer's attempt to compete five years before women were allowed, and other vital race-day elements. The book also includes a tribute to the victims of the tragic 2013 bombing near the finish line. This is a supremely entertaining glimpse at the history of the greatest running event in the world—from wacky entrants to hard-fisted managers, tortured disappointments, and glorious triumph.
Categories: Sports & Recreation

100 Marathons

100 Marathons

This book tells the story of the one hundred races in his first eighteen years of marathoning: his training, injuries, triumphs, and failures.

Author: Jeffrey Horowitz

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781628734188

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 272

View: 311

“I’d always been the kind of person who hated half steps; once I found a passion for something, I wanted to dive into the deep end of it.” Jeffrey has run over 150 marathons in six continents, completing more than 3,930 miles. This book tells the story of the one hundred races in his first eighteen years of marathoning: his training, injuries, triumphs, and failures. He admits that runners are a little bit crazy, submitting themselves to intense physical pain and constant self-doubt, but explains the rewards of satisfaction and joy at the end of a long race that are well worth the process. He also includes running tips on everything from strength training to race recovery for those who want to start or are already running. This memoir is not just for runners, but for anyone who appreciates any grueling experience that transforms the body and mind. It captures the sheer joy of physical exertion, the ups and downs of training, and the exhilaration of finishing a marathon so well, everyone will be inspired to lace up their running shoes.
Categories: Sports & Recreation

Running Crazy Imagine Running a Marathon Now Imagine Running Over 100 of Them Incredible True Stories from the World s Most Fanatical Runners

Running Crazy   Imagine Running a Marathon  Now Imagine Running Over 100 of Them  Incredible True Stories from the World s Most Fanatical Runners

'After a marathon I'm never very hungry so I eat a light dinner and then go back to ... not everywhere has left Kay with the fondest of marathon memories.

Author: Helen Summer

Publisher: Kings Road Publishing

ISBN: 9781857827286

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 336

View: 574

Pheidippides did it once and became a legend. Brian Mills did it over 800 times...but you might be forgiven for not knowing who he is. He is a runner and 'it' is the marathon - all 26 miles and 385 yards of it - and for some people, once is not enough. Brian Mills is rumoured to have a butterfly tattoo for each of his 800 plus efforts. And Brian is not the only one who has notched up three digits of gruelling athletic endeavour. The 100 Marathon Club, also known as the Hell's Angels of Running and Running Sluts (running one race whilst thinking of another) is growing in number every year. This is a club with no prejudices and only one prerequisite for membership - the completion of 100 marathons. It is full of colourful, contrasting characters with idiosyncratic personalities and diverse lifestyles. They make up a gargantuan melting pot of humanity linked by one common desire - to run...and run ...and run. But who would want to run 100 marathons or more? And why? How do they find the time, the money, the energy? Are they crazy? Find out by reading their stories. Some will make you laugh, others will make you cry, some may even inspire you to run a marathon. Believe it or not, these are ordinary, everyday people like you. Although when you have finished laughing and crying, you may still not be sure whether they are crazy or passionate. But you - as they do when they run - will have a lot of fun along the way.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Sports Memories of Sonoma County

Sports Memories of Sonoma County

In the late 1920s, Sonoma County found itself part of the marathon to end all marathons: a 480mile chase from San Francisco to Grants Pass, Oregon.

Author: Lee Torliatt

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 9781439630297

Category: Travel

Page: 128

View: 696

Covering the beautiful sprawl of Sonoma County, from Sebastopol and the coast to Healdsburg and Windsor and through Santa Rosa, Sonoma, and Petaluma, author Lee Torliatt offers readers a glimpse of the vivid and lively activities of the region's athletes and teams over 100-plus years. These photographs and images trace the accomplishments of the county's pivotal figures in football, baseball, track, basketball, boxing, ice hockey, tennis, and other sports. Fans will recognize names like Ernie Nevers, a football hero at Santa Rosa High School, and track giant Ralph Rose of Healdsburg, a major Olympian who was struck down by tragedy early in the 20th century. Captured here is the famous upset when the Bonecrushers and Leghorns met in 1948, the short-lived but glorious years of an ice hockey team imported from Canada, the local enthusiasts who enjoyed hunting and fishing, the early female athletes of the region from the 1850s to 1952, and several legendary heroes of their times, including Helen Wightman, Smith Robinson, and Joe DeMaggio (before he was DiMaggio.)
Categories: Travel

Dance of the Sleepwalkers

Dance of the Sleepwalkers

The Dance Marathon Fad Frank M. Calabria ... Marathon Memories Life is just like a Marathon You have to have nerve to stay .

Author: Frank M. Calabria

Publisher: Popular Press

ISBN: 0879725699

Category: Social Science

Page: 215

View: 982

The author draws upon the humanities and social sciences to analyze the meaning and significance of this form of aberrant play. Dance of the Sleepwalkers is descriptive of a freak form of amusement but, more importantly, it identifies the posture of Americans living in modern times, the automaton!
Categories: Social Science

Cultural Memories of Nonviolent Struggles

Cultural Memories of Nonviolent Struggles

One is the Solidarity marathon footrace that began in 1984 as a half marathon, while Solidarity was illegal; in 1995 it became a full marathon.

Author: A. Reading

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137032720

Category: History

Page: 259

View: 889

If societies have only memories of war, of cruelty, of violence, then why are we called humankind? This book marks a new trajectory in Memory Studies by examining cultural memories of nonviolent struggles from ten countries. The book reminds us of the enduring cultural scripts for human agency, solidarity, resilience and human kindness.
Categories: History

Golden Memories of the Redwood Empire

Golden Memories of the Redwood Empire

THE 1928 MARATHON A second marathon was run in June 1928 and prize money swelled to $10,000, with $5,000 for the winner. This time, six Zunis, ...

Author: Lee Torliatt

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 9781439613177

Category: History

Page: 128

View: 864

The high-tech paradise just north of San Francisco, known as the Redwood Empire, was once a land of vineyards, chicken ranches, orchards, and dairies. Using their own words and vintage photographs, here are the stories of the area's residents and their 100 years of history, from the lost glitter of the Gold Rush to end of World War II. The stories recalled here come from the reflections of the people who kept their towns and farms running on a daily basis. Among the voices heard in these chapters are Healdsburg's Ferguson family, pioneer survivors of the westward trail, and David Wharff, who brought the first chickens to Sonoma County, helping create the World's Egg Basket. Through the great Santa Rosa earthquake of 1906, to the devastating flu epidemic of World War I, to the Santa Rosa-Petaluma "Big Game" riot of 1943, these diary, interview, and newspaper accounts cover a century of rich history in the Redwood Empire.
Categories: History

My Knowledge and My Memories of My Family

My Knowledge and My Memories of My Family

In November 2008, he entered the Marine Corps Marathon 10K or 6.1mile run, and he finished in a time of 36:50. This was behind runners Tyler Hubbard and ...

Author: James Daughtridge

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 9781503583528

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 140

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This book is about what I remember about many members of my family and about the knowledge I obtained about them through various interviews and written sources, e.g., obituaries, newspapers, and articles I found on the Internet. The book follows a certain order. I describe what I remember about my immediate family members. I start off with my father then my mother and then my brother—the only sibling I ever had. I then discuss my life with my ex-wife and her family and then the only child we ever had. I go on to another chapter, or maybe the third chapter, and talk about my paternal grandfather’s family and as much of what I could remember about my maternal grandmother’s family. I know and discovered more about the former than the latter. I enhanced my discussion throughout the book with as many pictures as I could gather. The book has pictures anywhere from one to about eighty years old. This, I thought, would make the book more interesting and lively. The book is replete with explanatory footnotes for those of certain generations or knowledge who may not understand or know of certain places, celebrities, cultural practices, and events. The entire book was prepared to relate to all who might read it in terms of family connections, their interest(s) in travel, history, sports, genealogy, and biography. I then talk about my maternal grandmother’s family. It is relatively short because I did not know too many of them that well. The book covers mostly what I know and found out about my maternal grandfather’s family. That is because it is the largest segment of my entire family. My father had no siblings, whereas my mother had about ten or eleven siblings, and all of them had children and grandchildren. I discovered a great deal more accomplishments in life on my mother’s side as opposed to my father’s side of the family. I do not think the book is boring or particularly too long or too short. The book is a description of the life of the people whom I discuss and how I might have fitted into those lives.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Memory in Jewish Pagan and Christian Societies of the Graeco Roman World

Memory in Jewish  Pagan and Christian Societies of the Graeco Roman World

The Greeks did not want to have any continuing memories of their foes . ... His description shows how vivid the memory of Marathon still was in the Greek ...

Author: Doron Mendels

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 0567080447

Category: Religion

Page: 157

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The ten studies in this book explore the phenomenon of public memory in societies of the Graeco-Roman period. Mendels begins with a concise discussion of the historical canon that emerged in Late Antiquity and brought with it the (distorted) memory of ancient history in Western culture. The following nine chapters each focus on a different source of collective memory in order to demonstrate the patchy and incomplete associations ancient societies had with their past, including discussions of Plato’s Politeia, a site of memory of the early church, and the dichotomy existing between the reality of the land of Israel in the Second Temple period and memories of it.Throughout the book, Mendels shows that since the societies of Antiquity had associations with only bits and pieces of their past, these associations could be slippery and problematic, constantly changing, multiplying and submerging. Memories, true and false, oral and inscribed, provide good evidence for this fluidity.
Categories: Religion

Oshkosh Memories

Oshkosh Memories

When a marathon runner “hits the wall” at mile 20, he can't just stop, because he has come so far and has just a little bit further to go.

Author: Jill Rutan Hoffman

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 9780595006021

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 236

View: 961

There is a common passion for aviation that bonds EAA members and aviation buffs and draws them to the annual gathering in Oshkosh Wisconsin, known as AirVenture Oshkosh. In Oshkosh Memories, the reader shares in the experiences of celebrities and devoted attendees of the "World''s Greatest Fly-In". From the first-timer to the old-timer, airshow performer to homebuilder the thoroughly entertaining stories will touch all of your emotions as you become a part of the Experimental Aircraft Association''s "annual family reunion".
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Twilight Memories

Twilight Memories

And further: just as in our metropolitan centers the flaneur, an outsider already in Baudelaire's time, has been replaced by the marathon runner, ...

Author: Andreas Huyssen

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136042300

Category: Art

Page: 302

View: 629

In this new collection of essays on memory and amnesia in the postmodern world, cultural critic Andreas Huyssen considers how nationalism, literature, art, politics, and the media are obsessed with the past. The great paradox of our fin-de-siecle culture is that novelty is even more associated with memory than with future expectation. Drawing heavily on the dilemmas of contemporary Germany, Huyssen's discussion of cultural memory illustrates the nature of contemporary nationalism, the work of such artists and thinkers as Anselm Kiefer, Alexander Kluge, and Jean Baudrillard, and many others. The book includes illustrations from contemporary Germany.
Categories: Art

Run Rinse Repeat

Run  Rinse  Repeat

Most of my marathon memories haunt me more than help me. I chose the Brandon Half-Marathon on the first sunday of December to be my first race experience ...

Author: Mike Boza

Publisher: WestBow Press

ISBN: 9781477264379

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 182

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Run, Rinse, Repeat is Coach Mike Boza's story of his 2011 Plant High School cross country team's quest to win a historic state championship and his own preparation for the 2012 ING Miami Marathon. The Hall of Fame coach shares his passion for running and valuable insights into training, racing and coaching from his thirty years of experience. Coach Boza offers thoughtful and often humorous reflections on his running journey.
Categories: Sports & Recreation

Memories of Yesterday

Memories of Yesterday

He even participates in the Boston Marathon. Smith's grocery store in Riverside cheered him on his way. We had posters flying in all the window's notifying ...

Author: Janice Woffinden Tyrrell

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 9781504900928

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 516

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I was somewhat apprehensive to return to work after a five-day vacation at the Ritz-Carlton Psychiatric Convention Center. After taking a deep breath, I prepared myself to be greeted by true friends who would tease me about playing checkers with the likes of Mrs. Coca-Cola and the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man. Marie asked me how my vacation was. I nodded to the affirmative. We all had a good laugh at their loving “insane insinuations.” Party time was soon over, and my thoughts were back in the real world. I went to the floral department and thought, I wonder if I’d remember how to make an arrangement? Instead, I started off slow and made a boutonniere. Easy enough, I thought to myself. With pride in my heart, I smiled because I still had the touch of doing them both Thankfully, soon it was break time. I ordered an Apple Fritter and a diet Dr Pepper. (You’re right—it makes no sense. But I’ve been eating that combination for the past twenty-four years in the grocery business, and I have a waistline to prove it!) I was heading for the break room, as usual, when a familiar feeling came over me, and I saw myself in the eyes of another. I don’t know why I slipped into their isolated booth in the store’s small dining area. Across me was a very young and frightened woman sipping on a cup of coffee. She had tears streaming down her cheeks and looked rather startled at my appearance. But I had the feeling she was waiting for me. Although we were not formally introduced, words came freely between us. She spoke of her fears and frustrations. As she spoke, I listened, and my own struggles flashed before my eyes. We spoke candidly of her darkest secret—one of sanity. I smiled as I told my new friend that the healing comes when you start believing in yourself. As I watched her, I recognized myself and was somewhat frightened for her. You see, it’s sad to lose yourself and your family and blame God for an illness you have no control over. To my surprise, I felt something brush up against my feet. I peeked under the tablecloth and discovered a fair-haired boy who was three years old. The young woman reached down and scooped him up. She cradled him in her arms, and he sucked on his thumb, then he quickly disappeared as he appeared. I smiled as I peeked under the table and saw an all-too familiar world of childhood imagination. I thought back to a time when my girls were very young. Like this boy, they too were victims of this cruel illness. We sat at the corner booth for a long time. Then the young woman began to weep again. “Why would God do this to me?” My mind flashed back in time once more to an unsettling time in my life. She took another sip of her coffee, and we spoke of her son. As she spoke of him, she smiled with her eyes, and a calm feeling came over her. We spoke of our lives and the roads we chose to take. As one living with mental illness, my advice to her that day was, “Healing begins when you believe in yourself.” To this very day, our paths have never crossed again. I have no idea what struggles this young woman had. All I know for sure is when we talked, she eased my troubles for a while by focusing on her own. I guess that’s what life is all about. John, my husband of forty-five years, has been there with me every step of the way. If not for him, things could’ve turned out very differently. I could have lost my life, my family, my sanity, and my faith in God. Through it all, there has been one constant thing in my life. When we spoke our marriage vows, nothing was said of “until death do we part.” What we said was “for time and all eternity.” On my darkest days, John would say, “Honey, you just have to get better soon because we vowed to love each other forever, and forever is a very long time.”
Categories: Biography & Autobiography