I am back home from Japan and recovering from an exciting run at the Tokyo Marathon. I continue to reflect on the race and the whole experience. It is something that I will remember forever. I could write on and on about the race but this is a blog post, not a book. Instead I … Continue reading Back in the Race
I have been making a list of all the things I need to pack for the race in Tokyo. This is a big trip and I want everything to go smoothly. One of the worst feelings for a runner is getting to the start line of a race and realizing that you don’t have some … Continue reading Packing for Race Day
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!
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
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
When you have a lot of time on your hands like I do right now as I recover from my broken arm, you end up reading all sorts of crazy things on the Internet. Last Wednesday I found an article about a man, Reza Baluchi, who was trying to “run” from Florida to Bermuda inside … Continue reading Bubble Running
This week's post is a public service announcement. I was out running my 20 mile training run for the Berlin marathon this past weekend when the unthinkable happened. I had just finished my first 12 miles and was heading back out for my last eight when I tripped over a root on the trail and … Continue reading Good Samaritans
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