Newton’s First Law: I’m Still in Motion

  Click to Donate for a Cure The other day I was thinking that I have run at least 12 miles, or more, every Sunday for the past 12 months; which basically means that I have not stopped training. I have absolutely loved it – don’t get me wrong. My long-run time is some of…

Bittersweet Victory

  Click Here to Donate for a Cure On October 7, 2012 I ran my first marathon in Chicago, and it is hard to believe that this weekend I will be running it for the fifth time; it will be my 13th marathon. During these past four years I have run Chicago four times, Boston…

I Love to Run, but Sometimes Running Gets in The Way

“I have to go for a run.” Sometimes when I say that it is the highlight of my day; then there are the times I say that and I am exhausted before the words even leave my mouth. What is it that usually changes that feeling? After listening to many of my friends over the…

Looking in Both Directions: Two Races, Two Faces

Click Here to Donate for a Cure I was originally going to write two separate posts for each of the marathons I ran last month, but I felt it wouldn’t give the overall experience justice. After the day I had in Boston I was going to call that post “Digging Deep Way To Early!” or…

Serendipity in Tokyo

 Donate for a Cure   The Tokyo Marathon, the first of six this year, is finally in the books. I thoroughly enjoyed every moment. On the flight back I had lots of time to think about how I would write this week’s blog, because I already had the name – it came up during one…

Immerse Yourself in Where You Are!

Click Here to Donate for a Cure When I lace up I immerse myself in who I am, at least that’s what all the running memes say I am supposed to be doing. I go out for pleasure, or maybe I am training for a race, but it is about me. Recently I am learning…

A Strong Mind Makes A Stronger Body

Click Here to Donate for a Cure The word “crazy” gets said to me quite often when my friends find out all the different  conditions I will run through. Take this past weekend for example. The second biggest snowfall, since records have been kept, was recorded in Central Park. All the pictures shown on TV…

Breathe: Experiencing a Lifetime of Emotions in 26.2 Miles.

Click Here to Donate for a Cure   I am a marathoner. That is something I thought I’d never say, and the range of emotions associated with those four words can be intense at times. This is that story. The story of the range of emotions – and sensations – that have pushed and pulled…