Running in paradise

As I ran tonight with the temperatures in the mid 20s, I couldn’t help but smile.  Tomorrow we leave for a long-awaited trip to the Caribbean and I’m pretty sure my next runs will be about 50 degrees warmer!  I’m not even sure I remember how to run in shorts. This was the trip that […]

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Everybody gets knocked down

So Thursday I went out, was feeling great and decided to do a little longer run than my typical mid week run, and did just over 7 miles.  And I even pushed the pace a bit and came away from it feeling motivated and energized.  I knew I was aiming to do the longest run […]

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I’m a serial killer

It is true.  I am a serial killer of iPods.  After my long run on Saturday, I got home, put my gear in the wash and went on about my day.  And then I realized I had left my iPod Shuffle clipped to my jacket, and so it died.  A slow, agonizing, brutal, drowning. So […]

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Pitchers and Catchers Report

“Pitchers and cacthers report” may well be the finest phrase in the English language.  I say this for two reasons. I love baseball. L-O-V-E it. It’s a sure sign that spring isn’t too far away. This week has been brutal weather-wise.  Inches upon inches of snow continue to fall, and then, to make matters worse, […]

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Race schedule for 2010

I’ve firmed up my race schedule for 2010 by completing the registration on a few races I had been considering.  So here it is: Cincinnati Heart Mini Marathon (15K) – Sunday, March 28, 2010 Cincinnati Flying Pig Half Marathon – Sunday, May 2, 2010 The Spirit of Columbus Half Marathon – Sunday, August 29, 2010 […]

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First ten mile run

A huge milestone for me tonight, my first ten mile run ever.  I knew I was doing my long run for the week tonight (due to the impending winter storm) and I think I got a little too amped up and tied my shoes too tight!  About 7.5 miles in, I started to feel some […]

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A foray into gu

It still seems impossible to me that I’m here, but I’ve finally gotten to a distance in my runs where I need both water and calories.  My wife graciously picked up both for me today. For hydration, I’m going to try the Amphipod RunLite belt.  I have to admit I’m a bit skeptical, but I […]

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