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Wood Watches For Men

Beautiful and stunning… those are the words that popped into my head when I opened the box. Truly breathtaking, and honestly I usually don’t get this excited over something unless it’s some running or fitness gadget. But Jord took my breath away with their wooden watches. .

If you’ve never heard of Jord before, they are known for their 100% natural, hand-finished authentic wood watches. Jord watches come in various styles and colors. From battery to hand wound, there is truly something for everyone. And if you are looking for an awesome way to present and store your watch, Jord does that too. Can you imagine giving this to someone as a gift?

The presentation alone in my opinion is a gift. But the beautiful watch inside will definitely bring smiles.

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DUI Victim Memorial 10K

I was nervous about this race, mainly because this was my fourth (I think) time to run it. I had a benchmark to compare myself with, and I was nervous about the results. 

I started off too fast, but was able to reign myself in as soon as I realized my mistake. Around mile 2, I was beginning to struggle, but I forced myself to stay with the stranger in front of me. At a water stop, he left me. I wanted to slow my pace, but I knew if I did, my chances of coming in under an hour would be slim as were any chances of a PR. I picked up my pace and tried to hold steady. 

At the second water stop, I caught up with the stranger and followed him for awhile. It was over half way and I felt a surge of energy and went with it. I passed him and several others. But I knew the 'hill' was coming up. That hill gets me every time! It's just long enough and steep enough to suck the wind out of me. I made it up the hill with a very short recovery at the top. Two people passed me and I knew I was slowing so I picked up the pace. 

At about the 5 mile mark, I was struggling both mentally and physically. I felt my pace slowing and those in front of me were getting farther ahead. The guy behind me was now in front of me. 

Then I said out loud "You are not a quitter. You will not give up". I had to repeat it a couple of times, and then I dug deeper, to a place deeper within and slowly picked up my pace. 

My friend came up beside me, and at that moment, I saw the finish line. And I saw the clock. I could do this. I could really get a PR. I gave it all I had. And I do mean all I had. At one point it felt like my feet were flying so fast I almost fell. You know how when you get 'ahead' of yourself. 

Thankfully I stayed on my feet - and yes I got a PR - 56:27. 


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