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Life Lessons from the United Airlines New York City Half Marathon

Have you been to New York City?  Have you toured Times Square and Central Park?

How about RUNNING 13.1 miles through New York City?  Now that’s a unique view!

I did run New York City, and I had a great time!  This podcast episode is about my run, my training and the life lessons I learned along the way that you can draw from to inspire and sharpen your daily walk in work and life.

The United NYC Half Marathon Course:

We started in Prospect Park in Brooklyn and ran Flatbush Avenue to the Manhattan Bridge.  We had one side of the bridge to ourselves and it was spectacular crossing the East River and viewing the Manhattan Skyline (see video below).  Once in Manhattan we ran north along the river and then turned west onto 42nd St. and headed into primetime with a glorious right turn north into Times Square!  We continued north through Times Square and into Central Park where we did nearly a full loop to finish out the 13.1 mile race.

Just a note…this is a different podcast from my norm.  You are going to start seeing some shifts in my podcast episodes as I broaden my podcast focus.  I’m going to focus on web, social, and business as I have, but I’m going to more intentionally focus on a few key areas that have grown in importance for me:  Fitness and Mission.  I’m all about having each of us living life to the fullest and that happens best when we are healthy and have a focus and mission.  I’ll be sharing stories from my journey and what I’m learning along the way!

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Life Lessons from the United NYC Half Marathon

  1. I needed a goal.

  2. I needed a plan to reach the goal.

  3. It helps keep you going when you have a bigger goal (raising $ for Autism research) than just running

  4. Challenges will come and yet the race day won’t change for you (I got ill and missed 2 full weeks of training!) but the race was March 18 regardless!

  5. You have to adapt, adjust and keep going to be successful

  6. Sometimes nearing the finish can be the biggest challenge and hurdle.  You are close!  Keep going!

  7. Your training doesn’t need to be like everyone else’s!  Train for your body (age, fitness, health, etc)

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I encourage you to stop right now and read those points again.

This time think about yourself.  What’s a big goal you have or that you need to have?  Now go through the steps and write things down!

NOTE:  I talk about a unique training plan I did.  I literally ran 2 days a week, some weeks 1x, and did a load of strength and cross-training.  I can’t say enough about HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training workouts) that get your heart rate up and work full-body muscle groups.

Raising Funds for the Organization for Autism Research:

My video with my niece introducing my plan and the Autism research cause:

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Videos from the Race in New York City:

Downtown Brooklyn

Manhattan Bridge Crossing

Photos from the Race in New York City:

Early in the run in downtown Brooklyn

 

Running through Times Square, New York City #UnitedNYCHalf

 

My Brother-in-Law and I celebrating the NYC Half finish!

 

NYC Half Finish with Skyline Backdrop

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  4. Set a goal and get active physically!

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Why the Halftime theme Mike?

I’m an Indiana Hoosier native where basketball is the top sport. Every team heads to the locker room at halftime to evaluate the first half and create an updated plan for the second half. That plan includes adjustments based on reviewing what worked and what didn’t. The “halftime” is a key review point where the game stops, the team pulls away to huddle in the locker room away from the fans, and they come out prepared and ready to succeed in the second half.

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