What a difference a year makes! About this time a year ago I had a job that kept me busy, was reasonably secure, but not exactly professionally fulfilling or challenging. I was counting the days and sometimes even the hours to my retirement. I also believed my participation in the upcoming Chicago Marathon would prove … More What A Difference!
Finally! Here it is my next post. It’s been months since my last post and the reason has a lot to do with why I write this post. The two are related. My last several posts were about my participation in the Chicago Marathon last October. This post is about my participation in the Bayshore … More When In Doubt
Architects and runners spend a considerable amount of effort and energy planning for the future. Architects need to have an overall understand of a project’s goals, schedule with intermediate milestone dates, and a game plan on how to reach the overall objective. The same is so with runners. Runners, especially runners training to compete in a … More The Chicago Experience
Following months of training that included long runs, fast runs, slow runs, hills, diet, yoga, weights, and yes even an occasional massage session, the time has come. There is nothing else I can do at this point to improve my training effort. Now the best thing for me is to relax and attempt to rest … More Departing Taperville
My journey through this mythical and magical place runners refer to as Taperville continues. This is my last week, the end is near. So far all is going to plan. I know this because I no longer feel like a fit runner! It’s hard to comprehend how I will survive running a full marathon at the … More Today in Taperville
Welcome to Taperville. Taperville is both an imaginary and real place. It’s the place marathon runners visit any where between 3-2 weeks prior to running their targeted marathon. For the non-runners out there you need to understand that to compete in a marathon (for the non-non-runners that is 26.2 miles) a runner requires at least … More Welcome to Taperville
They say there are only three types of speeches. The one you prepared, the one you gave, and the one you wished you would have given. This post is about one I wished I would have given. I did deliver a brief speech the evening of December 1, 2012 at the Genesys Health Club in … More Gone But Never Forgotten
Judging solely by the title you might think this is about Christmas or a similar special event. Well, it is about a special event but has almost nothing to do with Christmas. More on the Christmas part later. This is Crim week, the week prior to the fourth Saturday of August. The Crim 10 Mile … More The Tradition Continues
I believe the key to success with any plan is to remain flexible. A week ago my marathon training plan was interrupted for a few days. Not by injury rather more due to life in general. After my Monday night run on June 9th my legs were dead. No wonder as I had completed 56 … More Marathon Training – Mid June
Greetings Strangers! Actually I have been the stranger for not posting here in the past five weeks. I do have a good excuse however. I have simply been out there running more! This past April I won the lottery, no not that lottery, the lottery to be among over 40,000 other runners to compete in … More Greetings Strangers!