April Fools

Statue to Statue 15k If I showed you my medal and told you that my race today began near the tallest cast iron statue in the US, you might think that the race began at the Statue of Liberty. But no – April Fools! At 151 feet tall, the Statue of Liberty is the tallest … More April Fools

5 More Minutes

I don’t know why but it has become the standard unit of additional time – the amount we ask for from the time we can talk until our final days. Five more minutes to play; 5 more minutes to sleep; 5 more minutes to spend with the ones we love. Oh the things we could do, … More 5 More Minutes

Get The Lead Out

Went down to Montgomery this weekend to run in the 2017 Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama Half Marathon & 5K presented by Hyundai Motor Manufacturing of Alabama and Baptist Health: it almost takes more time to say it than to run it! The race begins and ends in the revitalized Riverwalk area of the … More Get The Lead Out

Alternative Facts

“It’s always the coldest day of the year” – or so the Magic City denizens assured me for the running of the Mercedes Benz marathon and half marathon. I typically run better in the cold weather so I was looking forward to seeing the mercury way down low for the race last Sunday. I’ve been encouraged … More Alternative Facts

Jingle All The Way

So a couple of weeks ago I started my “happy holiday” season by running the Birmingham edition of the Arthritis Foundation Jingle Bell run, a mere 5k jaunt through the streets of the Magic City. Finished in 23:35 and nabbed third place in my old man age group. Similar to my performance last year, so … More Jingle All The Way

Senioritis

Today I enter into my senior year in my running age group, the only one I’ve ever known since I started running 3 1/2 years ago. I celebrated with my 30th half marathon (or more) of 2016. I felt good, but I continue to run at the  slow paces I learned during my training for the … More Senioritis

Everybody Hurts

“If you feel like letting go, when you think you’ve had too much of this life, well hang on.” As I made the turn from 5th avenue into the park, even with REM exhorting me over the headphones to continue, I knew I was in trouble. I had already taken a walk break of 50 … More Everybody Hurts