So, I kind of know how it happened, and I'm kind of OK with it, and I'm also kind of excited and kind of terrified. I'm running the NYC Marathon on November 5, 2017. I've toyed with the idea of a second marathon for 8 years, and given the move to NYC and an opportunity … Continue reading NYC Marathon 2017 – YIKES!
In late June/early July, I had a work assignment that involved traveling on a Jewish heritage river cruise down the Danube. While it sounds fun and glamorous, which it was, it can be hard to run and stick to a training plan while you're on a cruise ship. I know that you're all feeling very … Continue reading Running on the Road: Danube River Cruise
Though I lived in Jerusalem for a couple of months last summer and got a couple of mediocre runs in, I really wasn't in the shape to appreciate what the city has to offer. In June, I spent ten days in the city, which meant that I would have a chance to get the full … Continue reading Running on the Road: Jerusalem
When I ran in my previous life, my challenge was fitting in workouts on a big law schedule. I found that by becoming a morning person and hitting the pavement at 6:00 am or earlier I could make it work during the week, and I was typically able to get my long runs in early … Continue reading Running on the Road: Atlanta
I've been running off and on for fifteen years -- did my first 5 or 10K and my first half marathon my senior year in college in 1998. That was the year that I got passed by a Kenyan who was doing a full marathon just yards from the finish line. I was proud to … Continue reading Maybe I’m not a Such a Penguin After All . . .
This was the opening weekend of Spring Training through Chicago Endurance Sports. I'm going to be very honest with you. I don't really like running in the cold. In fact, I hate running in the cold. It's not my hands or my legs or my hears that hate running in the cold, but my lungs. … Continue reading “Spring” Training Starts
It's that time in the year, where my runs are getting long enough that I'm itching to get off the treadmill and get outside. 5 or 6 miles 4 times a week on a treadmill is just brutal, and even bringing my iPad to the gym to watch Oscar winning films, doesn't quite make it … Continue reading Itching to Get Outside