Haiku (plural)

Jumping puddles and Dodging crashes of thunder Running in the rain ———————————— A daunting menu Then I hear myself saying “I’ll take fried chicken” . For the Weekly Writing Challenge

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Self-Diagnosis – the Dangers of Trying too Hard

So, I self-diagnosed myself this week, which is always at least a bit dangerous.  About two weeks ago I began to get some discomfort on the side of my left foot.  After a couple of runs, that discomfort had turned into “hurts to walk” pain.  Icing and ibuprofen helped, but the underlying pain seemed to […]

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RR# 14 – JFK Runway Run

You are not having déjà vu, and there is nothing wrong with your television set.  This morning, for the first time in my running “career”, I ran in a race that I had competed in previously.   Last year’s JFK Runway Run was my second ever race, and I was coming off of an ankle injury […]

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Let’s talk about March

In the month of March, I went for a run 15 times for a total of 73.22 miles.  For the year, I’m at 154.69 miles, which is a piss-poor start if I ever saw one.  My non-resolution resolution was to get to 1,000 miles run this year … at this point I’m through 25% of […]

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RR#13 – Rock ‘n’ Roll USA Half Marathon

So … I was a bit nervous about this race. My original registration for Rock ‘n’ Roll USA was for the full marathon – it was to be my first.  And then I learned why people that live as far north as I do don’t often register for early spring marathons.  As I got further […]

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Shoe Retirement

That time has come again – when there are little aches and pains after runs that hadn’t been there.  When that mileage number creeps up into big numbers.  And when the heels of your shoes look like this: A quick obituary – I bought this particular pair of Brooks Beasts on August 25th at the […]

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RR #12: Freezer Fives 5K

Turns out, February is similar to January in terms of trying to find races … they’re relatively few and far between.  And since my planned race was cancelled, there was a bit of a scramble hoping to find something that worked.  Fortunately, the Taconic Road Runners have two (count ‘em!) options – a 5K and […]

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Weigh-in / Long Run – 2/2/14

Disappointing weigh-in, but I was expecting it … this has been a challenging couple of weeks. Weight: 278lbs 2 Week Gain / (Loss):  4.6lbs Total Gain / (Loss):  (49.4lbs) Weekly Mileage:  13.38 First quick thing – I HATE dropping back under the “50 total pounds lost” threshold.  Hate it.  And will get it under control. […]

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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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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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