Chicago Marathon 2016 (Part 1)

The marathon was two days away and I was in the last phase of my carb loading phase. That meant stuffing as much carbohydrates as possible down my throat before hitting the streets of Chicago. It was going to be a pasta weekend, at least until Sunday night. Continue reading Chicago Marathon 2016 (Part 1)

Night In St. Charles

This vacation was going to be short, but it was going to be sweet. I had focused on it, prepared for it, and now it was here, just as I had imagined. However, I didn’t imagine every single detail… Continue reading Night In St. Charles

20 Mile Smile

Do it smart and you’ll probably do it right. I did it smart this time. Hey, maybe this will become a habit.Of course, it should have already been a habit, but as the saying goes, One day at a time. Continue reading 20 Mile Smile

Fortuitous Disaster

Not everyone has the same body constitution, weight or natural ability to run. To overdo it on the road could cause fatigue, lack of motivation and even injury. One size fits all running plans run the risk of pointing you in this direction. It certainly did for me. Just my luckContinue reading Fortuitous Disaster

Too Hot To Handle

Even if you hydrate fully, pick the coolest time of day, prepare yourself in every way for a run in hot weather, you would still be hard pressed to come up with a stellar training run. Take half-baked measures to prepare and you are guaranteed to have a bad day. Continue reading Too Hot To Handle