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100 Run as One 4M – 24:19

This is my 100th race! It was also my 10 year anniversary at work… spooky. Come along, let’s take a walk back in time and see where it all started. Back in 2007 I didn’t run. In fact, aside from running around in general like little kids do, I never really ran. I dreaded the Mile in gym class. That year a coworker of mine ran the NYC Marathon. I went and cheered her on with some other... read more

099 The Reston Marathon – 3:09:51 – 2nd Overall

I always thought it would be cool, never participating in any athletics growing up, to one day return to my hometown and race. Kind of a strange twist… I left town an artist to return as an athlete. We hopped the train to DC Friday afternoon bags filled with beer, wine and Clif Bars. Survival is key. Arriving at my Bonus-Mom’s house everyone was ready to start scarfing pizza (they had already... read more

Spotty Training

It’s race week baby! With a marathon looming 2 days in my future, one usually reflects on the training they have put in. Winter training sucks, especially this winter, but I did manage a few 18 milers. I have also been cross training a lot, using my bike trainer. All of this has been spotty though due to a lot of vacations, most of which took us to snowy places where running long wasn’t... read more

Save the Heidelberg

The 2nd Avenue Subway line has been under construction (in modern times) for the last 4 years now. Any of you who have wandered 2nd Avenue or live up there as I do, know it has crippled or closed many businesses from 96th Street to 63rd Street. Unfortunately, there is not much we can do about the construction and we have to endure it another 2-4 years. What we can do however, is support some of the... read more

The 2014 New York City Hot Dog Challenge

How do you celebrate your birthday? I like to have a bunch of my crazy friends run 3 miles while eating hot dogs. I started my day with an 18 mile run withe the team (Gotham City Runners). It was cold, but manageable. We had a pretty good turn out, most of whom were just in for a 10-12 mile jaunt. I needed to get some more miles in due to my upcoming early spring marathon. Coming up the west side and... read more

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