I did it. I “escaped the invasion” for a second time even though I ran about 11 minutes slower than I did the first time in 2017. I finished in 2:06:39 which is my slowest half marathon EVER. I’m sure I can come up with plenty of reasons why I was so much slower. It … More Area 13.1 Half Marathon
The possum, or more correctly the opossum, is a marsupial mammal found in the western hemisphere. Although there are over one hundred species of opossum there is only one in the US, the Virginia opossum, and it is the only marsupial found north of Mexico. The opossum is most famous for “playing possum” but according … More Playing Possum – 41st Annual Possum Trot
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The rare fan of this boring blog may recall my adventure last year with the inaugural running of the BHM26.2 Half Marathon, perhaps the worst race I’ve run. After beaucoup yard work the day before, I trudged through the streets of Birmingham in the rain and even walked a spell before I was truly finished. … More BHM26.2 Half Marathon – No Defense
I ran “The South’s Toughest 15k” for the 4th time last Saturday and I’m here to tell you it hasn’t gotten any easier. Even though I finished 3rd in the old man group I posted my worst time yet, nearly 4 minutes slower than my best time on this course. After the race someone told … More Statue To Statue 15k – Not Making The Grade
Do you have to find the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow to feel the luck o’ the Irish, or is making the journey relatively unscathed lucky enough? I ran the Publix Atlanta Half Marathon on Saint Patrick’s Day and I think I learned the answer. Conditions were right for me to … More Publix Atlanta Half Marathon – The Luck o’ the Irish
If you’ve read enough of my boring blog you may recall that I lived in sunny south Florida for 15 years or so before moving north to the real south. I started running when I was living in Florida so I always look forward to returning to run on sweet level terrain, even if I … More Running Over the Same Old Ground
I ran my third Mercedes Benz Half Marathon in Birmingham this morning and I’m feeling pretty good about my race. My unofficial time was 1:49:19 which is my best half marathon time since March of 2017. I wish I could report to you where I finished in the old man group, but somehow 4 hours … More Mercedes Benz. The Best, or the Best in a While
Imagine my surprise when I picked up my race number for today’s Adam’s Heart Run and saw that it was the same number I had last weekend for the Marathon Bahamas Half Marathon. What are the chances of that? And surprise might not even be the right word considering how I am about numbers. I … More What Are The Chances?
On Sunday I fled the cold and ran in the Marathon Bahamas Half Marathon. I know they say “It’s Better in the Bahamas” and it may be, but if we’re talking about my time it was not. I ran 1:57:11, about 4 minutes slower than my average and 12 minutes behind my PB. That was … More Better In The Bahamas?