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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 →

Monday, August 1, 2016 I saw this on social media over the weekend and thought it would make a good topic for a post.  It also made me think a little bit about how to answer these and had me… Continue Reading →

Luck of the Draw

Shortly after I returned from the Marine Marathon in early November I got caught up in the drama of the TCS New York City Marathon which took place the week after I got back from Washington, D.C.  We were visiting family… Continue Reading →

It Ain’t Over Yet

Monday, November 9, 2015 As a published author now, I realize I shouldn’t use a word like “ain’t,” especially in the title of one of my posts.  But I figure since this is my site, it’s basically my rules.  Besides,… 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 →

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 →

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 →

What’s in a Book?

Monday, October 12, 2015 Under thirteen days to go until the running of the Marine Corps Marathon, and on my run this morning I tweaked my hamstring.  I was probably running too hard for running on the coldest morning of… Continue Reading →

Ode to an Old Friend

Sunday, October 11, 2015 There was a race today.  One in which I participated.  It was the 2nd Annual Greene Turtle 5k in Rehoboth Beach, DE.  Becky and I were in town for the Greyhounds Reach the Beach event and… Continue Reading →

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