TL/DR: I made it all the way to Beijing and picked up my bib. I even made it to the start line. I went up and down the Great Wall and back over in one piece. I finished the thing! This was my face before I knew what I was getting into: Now, for the … Continue reading Race Recap: Great Wall of China Half Marathon 2018
Every mile is magic, especially when you run them inside of a Disney park! This run took me all the way to Disneyland Paris. The week leading up to the race I've began noticing some changes - a lot of mood swings, overall anxiety, particularly high irritability about everything. I don't think it had anything … Continue reading Race Recap: Disneyland Paris Half Marathon 2017
A month or so ago, I was researching some places to view the total solar eclipse that was passing through the country. One of my best friends mentioned a long time ago that he was interested in going to Jackson for a viewing party. When considering the map, I was pretty sure that everything west … Continue reading Race Recap: Run for Totality Half Marathon 2017
There was a lesson I learned not too long ago in a meditation class about presence. It wasn't so much about being present in every moment (although that was the key take away from such a practice). No, it was more about the energy of people who were truly present in your lives. At this meditation … Continue reading Week 9 Base Training: In Memory of Ron Gehring
I've decided in the short amount of time that I've been working out that there are two iPhone apps that I could not live without. One I've been using for almost a year now...the other, I've been using for just a few days. What's great is that I think they really complement each other. [imagebrowser … Continue reading Fitness Friday: RunKeeper + GainFitness 1-2 Punch!
What a race! First of all, congratulations to everyone who finished the race. It was definitely a fun yet challenging course, based on all of the feedback I've sifted through online. All in all I think the race was a success -- with 44,000 runners on the Vegas Strip at night, there was bound to … Continue reading Race Recap: 2011 Zappos Rock n Roll Las Vegas Half Marathon
Lets do this Memento style: start with the ending and then go from the beginning. The giant marble stadium was overwhelming. As I neared it on the last of my energy reserves, I tried to pick up the pace but it was just unbearable. But, as my right foot landed on the soft track, I … Continue reading Race Recap: The Athens Classic Marathon
Back sometime in April I had made a conscious decision to put my 30-day-turned-60-day challenge to good use and to give myself some long term goals that were a little less about vanity and a little more about substance. That was seven months ago. I cant relieve the transformation that I have undergone in such … Continue reading Be Careful What You Wish For