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Running. In Houston. In August. Ooof.

– Posted in: Race Reports
Start of the Lazy Hazy Crazy Days of Summer 5k in Houston

As the 2018 version of "summer of humid" continues in New York City, I have not had any relief during the trips I've taken out of town. First, we spent a week in Jacksonville, where it was very hot, and although I ran 4 times while there, they were all difficult with dewpoints mostly in

Long Run Fail – Wilted By The Heat

– Posted in: Maine Marathon

Hi, I'm back, and hope to be writing more about my running and fitness activities as I continue my quest to run marathons in all 50 states, and maintain a level of health and fitness that allows me to do so! I currently have 13 states completed, and my plan to get there is essentially

Happy 10 Years Of Blogging To Me

– Posted in: Reflections

Nowadays, most of us know of March 14 as Pi Day.  While it is cute to refer to the day in that way, and my younger daughter and I were a little miffed we picked March 12 to visit Hill Country Chicken for lunch, who had their pie cups on sale for $3.14 only on

Need motivation? Sign up for a race.

– Posted in: Uncategorized

As part of my renewed interest in getting healthy, I have started to read Runners World again.  Since I've mostly not been running the last 4 years, I've also mostly not been reading Runners World.  As I was perusing the new March 2017 issue, one of the columns really spoke to me.  It is called


– Posted in: injury Looking Ahead Reflections

2017 marks a major crossroads/change for me and my life.  In short, I have left my corporate day job, staking out a new direction in my career, transitioning from a nine-to-fiver to self-employed.  While there are many benefits to having a full time job, with good pay and with good benefits, I've just simply grown

Bye Bye 2015, Hello 2016

– Posted in: Uncategorized

Yes, I'll be the first to admit that my blogging in 2015 was pathetic.  Only 3 posts all year.  However, I'm still interested in using this site to try and keep some semblance of Wordpress and website hosting technical skills.  After all, my day job is in IT. 2015 was a roller coaster year in terms

What I’ve been up to

– Posted in: Uncategorized

Since I've been pleased with where my running is at these days, it occurred to me that I should put an update on the blog! About 3 years ago, in early May 2012, I pulled my calf, starting a downward spiral of injuries and since then I've had a hard time shaking a litany of

Still Love Runmeter

– Posted in: Uncategorized

Was just looking through some old stuff on my blog and came across this posting from almost 4 years ago (!) where I professed my love for Runmeter.  I'm happy to say that I still think it is an awesome app.  They keep adding great functions to it, and I gladly pay $5 annually for

Long Beach Snowflake 4 Mile Race Report

– Posted in: Race Reports

I took a 2 month break from running in December and January.  The reason for that would be a different post for a different day, but long story short is that once the calendar flipped over to February, I felt I was ready to run again.  It is officially the start of training for my