The Hard is What Makes it Great

Somewhere around mile 20 (before my legs started cramping) of Mayor’s Marathon last weekend, as I was passing another runner, he looked over and upon seeing my Marathon Maniacs shirt, quipped “does this get any easier when you’re a Maniac?” At the time, I just sort of laughed and told him no. But as I […]

Mayor’s Marathon Recap

Last Saturday I ran the Mayor’s Marathon here in Anchorage. This was my 2nd time running this marathon, and for 2 years in a row, it has fallen on pretty much the nicest day of the year. This turned out to be a good thing and a bad thing. Of course everyone likes to run […]

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 […]

I’m Going Goofy!

My wife is what I’ll call a “planner”. She likes to have things planned out way in advance. We’ve had this trip at least tentatively planned out for close to a year now. So when registration opened up this week for the 2013 Disney World Marathon weekend, we signed up almost immediately. My wife signed […]


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 […]