Countdown to Tokyo!

The countdown continues until race day in Tokyo and my return to marathon running.  I am busy with preparations for the trip and finishing up my training.  Last week I read the Tokyo Marathon Runner Handbook - a 20-page guide to anything and everything the runners and even spectators will need to know about the … Continue reading Countdown to Tokyo!

Focused on the Finish Line

The Tokyo Marathon is fast approaching - only three and a half more weeks to go.  I am being extra careful these days to avoid anything that could jeopardize my trip.  The memories of my fall that prevented me from going to the Berlin Marathon are still too fresh in my mind.  I won’t do anything … Continue reading Focused on the Finish Line

My Favorite Gifts

This time of year people are focused on finding just the right Christmas or Hanukah gift for the special people in their lives.  They scout out the stores and surf the web for gifts that will be perfect for everyone on their list.  But I don’t think that gifts are something that come on a … Continue reading My Favorite Gifts

Birth of a Funatical Runner, Part 3

In 2011 I was running towards my goal of 5 full marathons and 10 half marathons by the time I turned 55.  I had already completed 3 full marathons and 2 half marathons including my first multi-race event - the Goofy Race and a Half Challenge, a half marathon on the first day followed by … Continue reading Birth of a Funatical Runner, Part 3