Category: dad

Thank you ChicagoNow

Hello, announcement time. I’m moving my running blog, cubicle dad runs, off of ChicagoNow. I’ve been thinking about this for a while and decided that I still want to share my story, I just want to do it my way- my design, my terms, my rules. I want to thank Jimmy and ChicagoNow for the... Read more »

Dads Who Run: Meet Gene Soboleski

This is the next installment of Dads Who Run here on cubicle dad runs. Working parents have a lot on their plate. And as a working dad, I think we sometimes get taken for granted. It’s tough to balance work, family and life in general. Now add in endurance sports? You’re upping the ante a... Read more »

Austin Marathon training has officially begun.

I was finally able to get out for a run this morning which means training for Austin has officially begun! I’m all kinds of excited for this race in February! One, it will be my first out of state race; two, it’s down by my dad and step mom and three, Pam, the girls and... Read more »
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My 2011 Chicago Marathon race recap, part 2

While I shared race details yesterday, I couldn’t call my recap finished without thanking some people; not just for Sunday, but for the past year. I’ve had a lot of help, a lot of love and a lot of support from many people as I tackled my goals. I mentioned in Part 1 that for... Read more »

My 2011 Chicago Marathon race recap, part 1

Never give up. Three simple words that I chose months ago as my personal mantra. Little did I know how important they really would be yesterday. I set a lofty goal for this year’s Chicago Marathon. I wanted to run a sub 5 hour marathon. After last year’s lofty goals, I believed I could do... Read more »

Chicago marathon race day updates!

Check here for race day updates streaming in from twitter… Dan will tweet a time or two prerace before handing his phone off to his dad, so he can tweet updates from around the course! Pam may tweet some updates too! If you see Dan on the course, feel free to tweet an update using... Read more »
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I run the marathon for...

It’s Chicago Marathon eve. In the morning I’ll join the 45,00o participants as we take to the streets of Chicago. This will be marathon number two for me. I will run for Pam, Kae and Penny. I will think of them when I struggle and smile. I will run for my dad; I’m glad he’s... Read more »

Training/ weekend update...

Training/ weekend update...
Good morning and happy Monday! Raise your hand if you had an awesome weekend! I sure did! Saturday I got my long run in…I ran 12.5 miles in 2:15:00; that’s a 10:48 pace! I ran the first 3 miles at an 11:30 pace to get warmed up then picked it up from there. I felt... Read more »

St. Paddy's 8k Race Recap...

St. Paddy's 8k Race Recap...
I talked about having fun at this race. And before I get too far into my recap, I have to say I did. Today was awesome! I decided on Friday I was going to run with a present bow and smack it on the finish line if I PR’d. I decided to run with it... Read more »
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Call it a moment of weakness...

Call it a moment of weakness...
The last couple of weeks I’ve had a nagging feeling that I couldn’t really figure out. My long run this past Sunday gave me a chance to think. I started easy…and by easy I mean, excruciatingly slow. See, Coach Jen wanted me to run with my heart rate in zone 1 for the first 20:00.... Read more »