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Pittsburgh Marathon WARNING A VERY LONG BLOG :)

Tuesday, May 07, 2013      6 comments

On Sunday I had the opportunity to run a marathon in my hometown of Pittsburgh, PA. I was extremely happy going into the race knowing that I had a near perfect training cycle. First time in my life I trained for a marathon and did not get inj... Read more

Mission Accomplished

Thursday, May 02, 2013      3 comments

For the first time in my life I made it through a marathon training cycle injury free. That was my number one goal, to get to the starting line unlike the past 5 attempts at running a marathon (and over $500 in forfeited entry fees). My first... Read more

Are you on Someday Isle?

Thursday, October 04, 2012      3 comments

Here I go again. It seems that I go for months without writing. Why? Writing is great therapy for me. I can get my inner feelings out when there is no one close by to listen to them. I donít even need for anyone to actually read what I writ... Read more

I really hope this doesn't offend anyone

Thursday, May 10, 2012      2 comments

My sister-in-law posted this on her Facebook page. I had to steal this. It's funny to me. I hope I don't offend anyone: Mahatma Gandhi, as you know, walked barefoot most of the time, which produced an impressive set of calluses on his fe... Read more

Yes it works!

Monday, April 02, 2012      1 comments

In one of my last blog entries I mentioned a coaching training tool that I started using in February. A running coach/physiologist named Jack Daniels, PHD developed the tool which contains sections from other running and physiology experts as we... Read more

Luck of the Irish

Tuesday, March 13, 2012      2 comments

This past Sunday I ran a St. Patrick's Day 5K to get an idea of where my training is. I am running a half marathon on April 1st and I am very scientific when it comes to training. The tools that I use to gauge my fitness level showed that I sh... Read more

Just set the bar even higher

Thursday, February 23, 2012      3 comments

Iíve always been excited about running. Ever since I started at 14 years old, Iíve been passionate about heading out of the door for a run. An off day is tough on me, but I know they are necessary. When I was in high school I did pretty well ... Read more

First race of 2012

Sunday, February 19, 2012      1 comments

The race is called Frostbite 5. With the winter weather we are having frostbite was no concern for this year's race. It was 36 degrees at the start. No wind. Last year it was about 40 degrees and 50 mph winds, with higher gusts. This year ... Read more

A special week

Monday, December 19, 2011      4 comments

I grew up in a large, very close family who followed Christian beliefs and traditions. My parents also made sure we learned that other people believe different things and we should not judge them, rather, we should respect them. Now that we al... Read more

never too old

Monday, December 05, 2011      3 comments

Thought I'd blog about a very simple workout that I did today. I took advantage of the terrain and great weather while I'm visiting my Mom and decided to get out and run. I did a short hill workout at the top of my (former) street. I firs... Read more

Final race of 2011 (I think)

Sunday, December 04, 2011      4 comments

Ran a local 5K yesterday. I love doing the local races because I see familiar faces and get to say hi to folks that I know. This one is a really small event, under 300 runners. The theme of the race was to try to chase down Frosty and beat hi... Read more

Under the Influence of Endorphins

Sunday, November 27, 2011      4 comments

Sometimes I just have one of those training runs that feel like I went to another world and back. Three weeks ago I had one of those as I did a 13 mile training run back in the town where I grew up. I had passed abandoned and torn down steel m... Read more

Train Smart

Monday, November 21, 2011      5 comments

I haven't written a lengthy blog in a long time. No reason other than I really am not a super great writer and I see so many good writers out there blogging away and I feel intimidated. I love putting my thoughts down and do so with hopes that... Read more

Richmond Half Marathon 2011

Sunday, November 13, 2011      2 comments

This was the second consecutive year that I have done this race. The beneficiary of the race is Donate Life which is special to me because my son is on the kidney transplant list. So I will try to do this race every year if I can. This year t... Read more

Fitness Minutes Question

Thursday, September 01, 2011      4 comments

Just a question for you all out there. How does one get 1,080 fitness minutes for the month of September when there were only 1,080 minutes gone by in September so far if you are on Eastern Savings Time? Do you think that person was working ou... Read more


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