One Regular Man's Journey to the Boston Marathon



Winter Doldrums

Monday, December 12, 2016 Okay, so it’s not winter yet.  The temperatures have been slipping a bit and it’s darker outside longer, so cut me some slack.  How about this; it feels like winter?  Okay, so I guess it could… Continue Reading →

The Apple of My Eye: Final Journey

Thursday, November 17, 2016 We begin our trek through the five boroughs of New York City by climbing the first significant hill to mile one partway across the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge.  The pack of runners is tight and I find it… Continue Reading →

The Apple of My Eye: Part II

Wednesday, November 16, 2016 The TCS New York City Marathon Race Report Okay, so better late than never!  I know it’s been nearly a week since I promised part 2 of this series on the New York City Marathon.  Unfortunately… Continue Reading →

The Apple of my Eye?

Wednesday, November 9, 2016 I love New York City!  I love the New York Marathon!  I had never visited the city before except for a few short-lived entrances to play college football against Brooklyn College, but never really experienced the… Continue Reading →

The Choice is Mind

Thursday, November 3, 2016 I went out for a run yesterday.  That’s not earth shattering news by any stretch, but it felt different than other recent runs.  This time I went easy.  I mean really easy.  I’ve learned from experience… Continue Reading →


Friday, October 28, 2016 Well, here we go! Just a handful of days remain before the TCS New York Marathon, and like ten times previously, my nerves are beginning to get a little rattled.  I question my preparation and fitness… Continue Reading →

A Brush With Greatness

Monday, October 17, 2016 Yesterday I capped off a very tiresome weekend by running the Mario Lemieux & Pittsburgh Penguins Foundation 6.6k race (roughly 4.1 miles) through the streets of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  It was the middle length and second test… Continue Reading →

Anatomy of a Hammy

Tuesday, October 11, 2016 It really never ceases to amaze me how the wear and tear of marathon training can take its toll on your body and mind.  In terms of preparation for the 40th version of the TCS New… Continue Reading →

Dare to Prognosticate

Friday, September 30, 2016 Just 35 days to go! Am I ready?  I don’t know.  Tomorrow’s 20-miler will be a good gauge and my last opportunity to “run long” before the big day.  My only other scheduled 20-mile day is… Continue Reading →

Off Centered with a Dash of Records

Sunday, September 25, 2016 I have just six weeks until I get to toe the starting line on the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge over New York Harbor where I’ll begin the quest to complete marathon #11.  But just like the previous ten… Continue Reading →

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