Marathon #6

I’m just one week out from running my 6th marathon, the Mayor’s Midnight Sun Marathon here in Anchorage a week from today. This is my first marathon since last October when I ran the Marine Corps Marathon in Washington, D.C., making this my first marathon as a Marathon Maniac – you bet I’ll be wearing […]

Setting a Race Goal: How Low Can I Go?

This Saturday I’ve got my first “big” race of the year, the Glacier 1/2 Marathon. I already saw at my 10k 2 weekends ago that I’ve picked up a lot of speed over the winter, knocking around 9 minutes off my time from the previous year. Since the snow and ice have melted, and I’ve […]


Today is the day. The day I turn the big 3-0. In my younger days, 30 always sounded so old, so adult. Now that I’m here, I don’t feel particularly old (or wise, for that matter). Instead, I start my 30th year the healthiest I’ve ever been, having reclaimed my life and health over 2 […]

2011 by the Numbers

Yes, I know we’re already halfway through January. It’s taken me a bit to get back into my groove with writing after the holidays. Of course that implies that I ever had a writing “groove”, but I digress… I didn’t have it in me to write one of the stereotypical “2011 in review” posts, but […]

80 Miles

80 miles. After last night’s 4.5 miles on the treadmill, that’s all that separates me from my goal of running 1000 miles in 2011. To be completely honest, I had pretty much all but given up on this goal shortly after having set it. I wrote that 2011 goals post right at the start of […]