Just like I drew it up…

As I mentioned yesterday, I intended to go for a run today.  And I did – no reason to build suspense needlessly.  But… You know that feeling when you open your eyes in the morning … and it wasn’t because the alarm went off … and it is daylight outside … and things go from […]

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I went for a run this morning

And it had been awhile. After I backed down from the full marathon to the half, I had my sad.  And then it snowed.   And then it was cold.  And then work started sucking.  And then I KNOW I KNOW I KNOW. Excuses are like asses. Anyway. My schedule got off – I wasn’t going […]

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Pulling the Plug

Today I changed my registration at the Rock & Roll USA event from the marathon to the half marathon.  And I’m having a bit of a sad. There are a lot of excuses reasons, but the bottom line is that I’m not ready.  And I don’t have enough time between now and then to get […]

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Weigh In / Long Run – 1/14

I promised a return this week – and I hereby keep that promise. Weight – 273.4 lbs Two Week Gain / (Loss) – (1.4 lbs) Total Loss – (54 lbs) Weekly Mileage – 27.8 miles As reported, two weeks ago was a total bust … I don’t get sick often, but when I do, I […]

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7 Things to Remember When Traveling

This week I had a quick trip down to Atlanta for a business meeting.  Left on Tuesday afternoon, came back on Wednesday afternoon.  Traveling tends to completely hose up my weekly food and running routine, though I’m starting to notice some patterns. Without further ado, here are seven things that it is important to remember […]

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On Cities and Culture

When I was in Chattanooga for the Ragnar, I had the opportunity to speak with a guy named Randy Whorton, who is the director of a local non-profit called Wild Trails that is dedicated to promoting healthy lifestyles … in their case through outdoor recreation.  We talked about a lot of things, but one of […]

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Weigh In / Long Run – January 11

Lets just get right to the answer for this week:  I took a zero mile week, and though I stayed inside my Weight Watcher’s points, I’m not doing a weigh-in this week. I guess I was incubating a cold or something last weekend when I did my (brutal) 15-miler.  Because almost instantly I got a […]

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Adventures in Marathon Training – Calendar Edition

So … the monthly streak has reached its first real challenge. My next race, which is also the February race, was scheduled to be the Run for the End Zone 6K in Montclair, New Jersey, on February 1.  This was going to have several good things going for it – it didn’t start until 10am, […]

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Weigh In / Long Run – 1.5.2014

Straight to the numbers, which are … anti-climactic Weight:  274.8 Weekly Gain / (Loss):  0 pounds Total Gain / (Loss):  (52.6 pounds) Weekly Mileage:  23.58 Not totally surprising.  Food was again the culprit this week, but then again food is nearly always the culprit.  Though the goal of Weight Watchers tracking daily is working out, […]

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RR #11 – New Year’s Day Frosty 5K

One thing that became abundantly clear as I started looking at January races is that, in the Northeast, New Year’s Day runs were going to be by far the best bet.   If I had been unable to go today, it would have been 50/50 and pick ‘em whether I could have found a race to […]

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