November 2010

You Gotta Wanna!

Today is one of those days. It looks cold, snow is falling and the wind is blowing it parallel to the ground. I don’t wanna run. But when I finish these paragraphs. I will head upstairs, properly layer and head out for 7 or 8 miles. Why you ask? I’ll tell you…. I wanna more than I don’t wanna. George Carlin once said that Catholic priests made wanna a sin,… Read More »You Gotta Wanna!

The Road Less Traveled???

It turned as it does every year, abruptly. One day you’re running in shorts and a T-Shirt and the next it’s tights, long sleeves and a vest. I could have gone either way this morning. After 11 miles yesterday, I could have easily ignored that The Plan called for an easy 6 today and substituted with 3 or 4 OR even a treadmill run. But nope, not today. When the… Read More »The Road Less Traveled???

Run Log 2

I’m suitably jazzed. Ran 48 miles last week, had a fantastic 12 mile run Saturday and watched hours and hours of the New York City Marathon yesterday. I’ve run 15 marathons in my day and ran New York in 1993, 94 and 98. I have to admit, it’s an incredible experience AND a logistical masterpiece. How Mary Wittenberg and her team can orchestrate such an event is beyond what I… Read More »Run Log 2

Me Dat!

I’ve been in New Orleans for less than 24 hours and I received my first “who dat?” I was running down St. Peter near Royal Street and some random guy cleaning in front of an establishment of questionable morals (the establishment not the guy. not judging, though), said “Yo, who dat, man?” I returned proudly with, “me dat!” And I speak for a living……. Oh well, I have the rest… Read More »Me Dat!

Boston 2012 or Bust!

At the ripe old age of 48, roughly ten and a half years ago, I qualified for the Boston Marathon. In ran 3:10:33 at the Flying Pig Marathon in Cincinnati and proceeded to lose my focus and run WELL over that in Boston 2001. Over a decade later, it’s time for redemption. Last night, after much deliberation, I committed to the Napa Valley Marathon on March 6, 2011 – eighteen… Read More »Boston 2012 or Bust!