Stop, Donut Pass Go

Well, I’m still hanging in strong as the world’s slowest healer. The good news, though, is there is clear evidence of progress. (And delicious donuts have been had.) As mentioned in my last post, my soleus calf strain is taking a painfully long time to heal. To recap, I was diagnosed with a strain in … Continue reading Stop, Donut Pass Go

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Year in Review & 2017 Goals

As I close out 2016 with an injury, I must say I couldn’t be happier to say goodbye to 2016 and welcome 2017. It sure has been one hell of a year. I started the year full of optimism. In 2015, I blew away all my goals, achieving PRs faster than I ever dreamed possible … Continue reading Year in Review & 2017 Goals

Where Have I Been?

Well, it appears I spoke too soon in my last post. At the end of October, I believed I was on the edge of a breakthrough. I had taken 10 days off running and built up my mileage slowly. I was running all my runs at an easy pace and I felt good. In November, … Continue reading Where Have I Been?

When Recovery Breeds Optimism

This month has been all about recovery. My summer vacation and the Bronx 10 Miler left me hobbled, and it was time to get back to basics. After the Bronx 10 Miler I took 10 days off, and then eased back in with a couple short runs. I started my build up the week of … Continue reading When Recovery Breeds Optimism

Race Report: CASA Superhero 4 Miler and Midland Mile

This race report features double the fun after my double-header this weekend at the CASA Superhero 4 Miler and the Midland Mile. I don’t usually race twice in one weekend, but when I do, I do it in quest of a PR. So here’s the back story. Back in June when I was planning my … Continue reading Race Report: CASA Superhero 4 Miler and Midland Mile

Race Recap: Boston Marathon

Training for a marathon is a long, arduous process. It requires dedication and sacrifice, early mornings and discipline. For months, I put running before almost all else in order to put it all out on the line on race day. It’s remarkable how 110 hours and 48 minutes of running over 16 weeks of training … Continue reading Race Recap: Boston Marathon