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The Marathon is Here! And I'm Not

The Marathon is Here! And I'm Not
The past two years, I ran the Chicago Marathon.  2012 was a great experience, 2013 not so much.  Batting .500 on marathons though is a pretty good record.  I still finished in 2013 and somewhere around 35th and Michigan, I declared in my best Scarlet O’Hara voice, “If it is the last thing I do,... Read more »

My 2013 Chicago Marathon Part 1

My 2013 Chicago Marathon Part 1
I’m still processing all of my thoughts and feelings regarding the Chicago Marathon.  I’m glad I finished, no doubt.  It was a struggle this year, unlike last year.  I’ll admit and to all non-marathon runners this may seem crazy, but I am a bit disappointed.  It was at some point, pretty much in Chinatown, that... Read more »

What was Lost in Boston.

In my most fevered running dreams, I run Boston.  I start in Hopkinton, make my way past the Wellesley Girls, surge up Heart Break Hill and finish down Boylston Street.  I am one of the select, the few, a Boston Marathon finisher.  It is, of course an absolutely impossible scenario.  For a man my age,... Read more »
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A Marathon Victory.

A Marathon Victory.
You knew it was coming, didn’t you? Yes the post-marathon blog.  Apologies, I know I can be like this guy, so feel free to just move on through.  Back to White Sox, Phishy stuff and other bits soon. Yes, I completed the Chicago Marathon on October 7.  It is everything you’ve heard about the marathon... Read more »

The Long Run

Whew. It has been way too long since I’ve had a chance to do this. It’s funny I go through spurts, about two months ago I had a million and one things to write about. I couldn’t get to most of them, as is usually the case and they dried up and died on the... Read more »

Race Day 6/9/2012

I sent this to Runner’s World a month ago. I’m guessing it’s not going to run. (oops pun) The All-State 13.1 Chicago race day started like so many other race days. I got up at an ungodly hour, ate my normal prerace breakfast (banana and multi-grain toast) and drove to a slightly unfamiliar location in... Read more »
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Rain, Running and Joy in Chicago.

Apologies to everyone who hates romanticized sporting blogs. It wasn’t a picture perfect day by any means. It was beyond overcast. It was actually dark and foreboding a coming storm. I decided if it was raining when I stepped out of the door I’d cut my distance short for the day. Thunder rumbled but no... Read more »