A week ago I ran the “Area 13.1” half marathon in Roswell. Although the theme of the event was “Alien Invasion” it was not held in Roswell NM, which is famous for aliens of the outer space kind, but in Roswell GA, which to the best of my knowledge has no connection to aliens beyond … More Alien Invasion
Thanks For The Memory is a song sung by Bob Hope and Shirley Ross in the film The Big Broadcast of 1938. The song won an Oscar for Best Original Music, but that’s not why I’m writing about it or why it is in my I Tunes library. The song is a wistful recollection of … More Thanks For The Memory
Abraham Lincoln once famously said “he who represents himself has a fool for a client”. Now I’m no lawyer and I don’t think I would eschew the sage advice of Honest Abe if I were ever in need of legal representation. However, I’m also no running coach but I have nearly convinced myself that I … More A Fool For a Client?
Some trails are happy ones, Others are blue. It’s the way you ride the trail that counts…………..Dale Evans I don’t have this classic C&W song on my playlist but it wouldn’t have mattered if I did for the Liberty by the Lake 10k yesterday deep in the heart of The Colony, Texas. Once again my … More Happy Trails to You
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
So nice they named it twice. So nice I have to ignore my imagined NDE and run it twice!! Just got word this week that I’ve been selected to run the TCS NYC Marathon again in 2017! I know that I said I was done with marathons after last years NYC (see my Everybody Hurts … More New York, New York!!!
“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
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
Just got word that I have been selected to run the NYC Half Marathon in March! Yay! It was so much fun last year- I still can’t believe that I ran it in 8:13 per mile. Although before my NYC marathon training I regularly ran shorter distances at 8:00 and below, 8:13 was a surprise for … More Big Apple – Another Bite!
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