Category Archives: About Running

Race Recap: Chicago Marathon 2015

I’ll start with the positive stuff: This is a really great marathon. I’ve only run a handful of marathons with 10,000+ runners (Philly, NYC, Marine Corps, Disney) and Chicago was the best organized. Your corral assignment (which can’t be changed) determines … Continue reading

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Race Recap: Via Half Marathon 2015

First, let me show you a picture of my recovery dinner. (I had a pretty boring postrace brunch, simply because I was queasy from the run.) That’s supposed to be a salad, guys. It was probably 25% lettuce and tomato, … Continue reading

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Why Do I Run? …No, Really, Why?

I’m taking a hiatus from Training right now. That’s Training with a capital T, because I’m still running, and lifting, and swimming, and skiing, and dancing to “Uptown Funk” like a spaz every chance I get. (I hope that song isn’t … Continue reading

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Race Recap: Rock ‘n’ Roll Arizona Marathon 2015

Surprise! I ran another marathon! Well, kind of a surprise. I tried not to tell too many people I was doing it but, since I work among runners, I kind of failed. It went…fine. I wasn’t 100% ready, mentally, to … Continue reading

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Snaccidents and Clam Night and Running, Oh My

I have been thinking a lot about my diet. Here are the reasons why. 1. I’m reading Scott Jurek’s book Eat & Run, and while it’s certainly not selling me on a vegan diet—the prep work! the tofu!—it is making me … Continue reading

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I Qualified for Boston…?

I always thought that, when I finally went under 3:35, I’d cross the line and stop my watch and raise my arms in victory. I’ve been gunning for this goal since Hartford in 2011! I’ve been trying for this for … Continue reading

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Race Recap: Wineglass Marathon 2014

“All PRs are good PRs” has been my mantra since I finished this race. I did run a PR–a 3:35:40. (Probably. That’s what the text tracking and my watch said. Official race results say 3:34:53, which, ??) And given everything that went … Continue reading

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