#HeatmapMonday – March 16, 2015

#HeatmapMonday – March 16, 2015

Mar 16

Running every day as part of a #runstreak presents a number of challenges, both physical and mental.  One of those challenges, as simple as it sounds, is keeping myself from getting bored out of my mind from running all of the same routes over and over again. Inspired by a conversation I had with fellow training addict Marvin Tabangay (who I come to find out is doing something similar in Santa...

2015 – The Year of the #Runstreak

2015 – The Year of the #Runstreak

Mar 12

Had you told me 2 years ago that I would be writing about running 100 days in a row, I would have called you nuts.  Crazy.  Batshit Crazy.  Run 100 days in a row?  Me?  The guy with the jacked up foot, knees, and back?  The guy who lost the love for the run years ago and has been searching for it ever since?  The guy who is bike obsessed, swim happy, and completely run...

Marine Corps Marathon or Bust

Marine Corps Marathon or Bust

Mar 27

Considering I’m hobbling around on crutches, only 1 week into 8 weeks of boot-laden hell, it seems a little ridiculous to be thinking about signing up for a marathon, let alone actually doing it. However, I’ve known for quite some time that I wanted to run a fall marathon this year, and the Marine Corps Marathon in Washington, DC is one that has been on my bucket list for several...

New Goals and Race Schedule For 2013

New Goals and Race Schedule For 2013

Mar 21

With this latest setback with the foot that refuses to cooperate, I’v had to re-evaluate my goals and race plans for 2013. Ironman California 70.3 and Ironman Hawaii 70.3 are on the shelf.   I have to be off my foot for the next 2 months, which definitely eliminates any possibility of doing either of the races.  When I inquired about the WTC’s refund policy as it relates to injury,...

A Look Back, New Goals, and New Beginnings

A Look Back, New Goals, and New Beginnings

Jan 26

So much has happened since my last post, I almost don’t know where to begin.  I guess I’ll start by saying that 2013 finds me healthy, happy, and in a very good place.  I’m training again (in a much lighter capacity than the same time last year), have my goals set, and most importantly am feeling strong, fit, and healthy. It took a lot of work to get to this point however,...

NYC Marathon – 2010

NYC Marathon – 2010

Nov 19

213 days after receiving this race entry e-mail, I finished the NYC Marathon in 4:44:10.  I wasn’t even planning on running this race back when I registered, with zero expectations of receiving an entry via the lottery.  I was looking towards the future, anticipating that maybe 3 years down the road I would receive an automatic bid after 3 failed lottery attempts.  Little did I realize...