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Some things I’ve learned in 43 Years of Javelin Throwing

Ten years ago I wrote an article for American Track and Field magazine titled “Some Things I’ve Learned in 33 Year of Javelin Throwing”. Since I initially wrote this piece I have broken the World Masters Record half a dozen … Continue reading

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The Man Who Threw Too Much? My Journey to 5 Million Throws!

In the book “Outliers”, author Malcolm Gladwell claims it takes roughly ten thousand hours of practice to achieve mastery in a field.  In my sport of track and field, specifically javelin throwing, I have logged many tens of thousands of … Continue reading

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Charity Miles: Support Your Cause While Being Active

Charity Miles is a wonderful app that provides a way for those who bike, walk and run to support a charity while enjoying a favorite activity.  Just access the Charity Miles app, select the activity (walk, run, bike), select the … Continue reading

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Holiday Shopping; A New Plan

Now that holiday items are on the store shelves, it’s time to start planning for holiday shopping.  I must admit that in the past, I’ve been rather thoughtless with my holiday shopping.  I don’t mean thoughtless with the gifts I … Continue reading

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The Summer Olympics 2012: A Fond Farewell

  I must confess that the only time I watch a swimming, gymnastics or water polo event is every four years as I tune into the Summer Olympics.  So why were so many of us glued to the TV for … Continue reading

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Inside The Games Blog By Roald

Cheer when you’re losing: Roald’s perspective on the value of losing.

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The Importance of Failing

At the age of six I watched the 1968 Olympics and it was then that I decided that I was going to the Olympics one day.    Since I was born with spina bifida, the doctors told my parents that I … Continue reading

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Facebook: A Positive View of Life

I’ve been on Facebook a few years, but I was a bit hesitant because I spend so much time on the computer for work that I feared that I would start to live my entire life in a “virtual environment”.  … Continue reading

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Preventative Health Starts With You

According to Wikipedia, “Preventive medicine or preventive care refers to measures taken to prevent diseases,[1] (or injuries) rather than curing them or treating their symptoms. The term contrasts in method with curative and palliative medicine, and in scope with public health methods … Continue reading

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Reflections on Motherhood

Twenty years ago, I dropped my oldest daughter, Mary, off with the sitter when she was six weeks old.  After six precious weeks of being with her, it was hard to hand her off to someone else for her care.  … Continue reading

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