One Regular Man's Journey to the Boston Marathon


October 2015

Mission Accomplished (Part II)

Tuesday, October 27, 2015 (continued from last night) As I embark on the second half of this journey I do so with as much uncertainty as I had early this morning.  Despite my fatigued legs I feel as though I… Continue Reading →

Mission Accomplished (Part I)

Monday, October 26, 2015 With all due respect to the organizers of the 40th Marine Corps Marathon, I’ve stolen their tagline as the heading for tonight’s post.  I’m certain that there truly is no better way for me to describe… Continue Reading →

Full Race Report Update

Sunday, October 25, 2015 It’s been a long day. I finished the race in 3:57:21 and will have a full race report including photos tomorrow along with the future plans on this blog site.  Today is also my 18th wedding… Continue Reading →

‘Twas the Night Before Marine Corps

Saturday, October 24, 2015 There is truly something about these events that tickle my funny bone. I’ve given it a lot of thought and I think the reason is because when you’re a participant in an event like this you’re… Continue Reading →

Out of My Hands

Friday, October 23, 2015 I feel like I’m getting ready to step onto an airplane and take a trip.  But not for the reasons you might think.  I am taking a trip.  A short one that doesn’t require getting onto… Continue Reading →


Thursday, October 22, 2015 153 days.  That’s the number of consecutive days that I have tied my laces, headed out the door (or onto the treadmill; but only a few of those days) and ran.  My attempt to put together… Continue Reading →

The Homestretch

Wednesday, October 21, 2015 I’ve been saying for almost sixteen weeks.  It’s a process.  Part of the process is experiencing many firsts and finals.  First long run, final long run.  First speed work, final speed work.  Today was the latter. … Continue Reading →

The Anatomy of a Beard

Tuesday, October 20, 2015 On the eve of my final speed workout, I thought it would be appropriate to discuss an item that has raised more questions than almost anything as I’ve gone through this training period.  I began my… Continue Reading →

A New Milestone!

Monday, October 19, 2015 The whole thing is starting to seem so surreal to me.  The idea that I have blown through 15+ weeks of training so quickly and with very little issue seems to be something short of a… Continue Reading →

My Blessing and My Curse

Sunday, October 18, 2015 Drive.  It’s the only word I can come up with to describe the absolute insanity; no, stupidity of today.  I’m one week away from the Marine Corps Marathon and I decided it was a good idea… Continue Reading →

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