Once upon a time I was an avid runner. Not a very good one, but a consistent one who went for a 4-5 mile run each morning - rain or shine - before heading to work. Who met with friends after work to go for a run on the National Mall and ending at a… Continue reading Sunday Reading: My running days
There is no reason for you to know this, but I started this blog back in 2008 as a way to document my love of running (gasp!), as well as to have an outlet to share some goofy pictures of what my life was like in DC back then. In essence this is the longest… Continue reading The first mile is the hardest
It took me 5 hours 33 minutes and 40 seconds to run the Bank of America Chicago Marathon. Upon crossing the finish line I realized it was the most pointless thing I've worked so hard to accomplish. I don't think my heart was in the right place when I started training for the marathon. At… Continue reading The 2011 Chicago Marathon (brief) race report
Brook's booth at the Marathon ExpoLegend has it that in 450 B.C., Pheidippides ran from the battle in Marathon to Athens, 26 miles away, to deliver the news of victory against the Persians. Tomorrow, 46,000 runners will try to emulate the great Pheidippides for no apparent reason except to say they can too, battle or not.… Continue reading The Big Dance Awaits.
Ingredients:Watching the sunriseLong run finished before 9:00amA dip in Lake MichiganThe Sunday New York TimesGood coffeeWater in a wine glassA magnificent skyline NPR Done and done. What makes up your perfect Sunday morning?
View of Oak Beach and North Beach from my recent trip to HancockTower. All of July, I’ve felt like I am on a vacation. No kidding. My parents visited for July 4th. Angel came the following weekend with entirely too many goodies. My nephews, sister and brother-in-law visited a few days later. And right now,… Continue reading Surrender. Doubt.