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

At The Zoo

“It’s a light and tumble journey from the east side to the park, just a fine and fancy ramble to the zoo”  or so wrote Paul Simon, a quintessential New Yorker, about the Central Park Zoo. I am reminded of that tune this morning on the eve of the TCS NYC marathon because I am … More At The Zoo