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About DaveO

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  • Birthday 06/02/1966

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  1. Happy Anniversary DaveO!

  2. Happy Anniversary DaveO!

  3. Happy Birthday DaveO!

  4. DaveO

    Marathon Sunday

    October 5th. Marathon Sunday. The Twin Cities Marathon. The most beautiful urban marathon. I trained all summer for this day. I knew I would finish the marathon. I wasn’t prepared for how hard the start would be. I stood waiting with thousands of other runners in Corral 1. The announcer asked for a show of hands if this was your first marathon. I raised my hand and soon found than I was one of the few in this corral running a marathon for the first time. I started to think for a moment that I didn’t belong here. Maybe I should have moved back to Corral 2 or 3 where most everyone else I knew wa
  5. Happy Birthday DaveO!

  6. DaveO

    My Personal Best

    This morning I completed my second consecutive 10 mile running race. It was the Twin Cities 10 mile race. We had perfect conditions for running. Temperatures in the mid-40’s and clear. I finished the race on 1 hour and 13 minutes. I averaged 7:24 minute miles. Compared to last year, I finished 11 minutes quicker! Next year, if I get my doctors approval, I plan to try to compete in the Twin Cities marathon. I know going form 10 miles to 26.2 is quite a jump. I also know that if I train for it there is nothing I can’t do . This year I ran on the Minnesota Stroke Association’s Act F
  7. DaveO

    Welcome Gabby! Hang in there! From my experience, it gets better with time. Hopefully your doctors can get your medication figured out soon. I have a 19 year old daughter so I understand a little bit about the importance of your friends. I hope your friends understand. If they don’t, they don’t. We tell our daughter that most of the friends she has now will likely not be her close friends when she is done with school. I didn’t have a support group I could attend either. There were some available, but for me I made a choice to go back to work. The support groups met during work
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    Going on the run

    I’m going on the run again. I gained entry into the Medtronic Twin Cities 10 mile race again this. I was one of the 1000 lucky finishers of the one mile race in May who was randomly selected for guaranteed entry into the 10 mile race later this year. I finished the one mile race in 6 minutes and 3 seconds. My goal was to get under 6 minutes. I could have made it in less than 6 minutes but I promised my neurologist that I wouldn’t push it while running this year. Race day is October 6th, 2013. In this year’s 10 mile race I’m running with the Act FAST run team sponsored by the Minnesot
  9. Happy Birthday DaveO!

  10. Congrats Fred. Good luck on the next 9. God Bless!
  11. DaveO

    Ready To Run

    Spring is almost here! Soon it will be warm enough to begin another outdoor running season. This week Twin Cities in Motion posted a blog about my running season last year. https://www.tcmevents.org/blog/2013/03/05/184/feeling_like_an_athlete_again I did this story hoping to inspire others to get more active, running, walking, or wheeling. My first race of the year is the TC One Mile race in May. It all starts with the first mile. I’ve been in contact with the Minnesota Stroke Association about their ACT FAST Running Team. They plan to run participate in races around the Twin
  12. Welcome jslivon, You will find many friends on this site who are very helpful. Coming here has been a big part in my recovery. I hope your headache begins to fade and your memory gets better. My headaches lasted for what seemed like months after I stroked. My memory has stabilized, I lost many memories, but I'm making new ones every day. Give it some time. Dave.
  13. DaveO

    Welcome back Sue. Take it slow. Dave.
  14. DaveO

    Race Day

    This past Sunday was the day I trained all summer for. I followed a 70 day training schedule leading up to the Medtronic Ten mile race. It was the coldest day of the season. The temperature was about 28 degrees F. I took the train into Minneapolis arriving at 6:40 AM. I was in the 5th and final group to be released onto the course. It was a long wait in the dark cold watching the first 4 groups go. Finally it was time to go around sunrise. The run started slow because of the number of runners on the course. Around the 3 mile mark the runners started to spread out enough for me to pick
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    That was my time in the Medtronic One Mile Race in May. That is my personal best one mile time. It was also my first one mile race. I ran that race because 1000 finishers of that race are guaranteed entry into the 10 mile race on October 7 later this year. I was not one of the selected 1000 finishers so I had to apply to the lottery that is used to fill the remaining 7500 spots. Last week I received notification that I was selected to run the 10 mile race. My goal is to finish in less than 2 hours. I’ve been training since May. I’ve had some setbacks. I had what felt like a pulled