Gratitude for the Gift of Movement

My post about running in Queenstown, New Zealand is still a work in progress  - I promise to have it ready next week.  In the meantime this post from my early blogging days came to mind.  I remembered it because I overheard runners during the Queenstown marathon talking about how the race was killing them. … Continue reading Gratitude for the Gift of Movement

The Ultimate Ultra

Whenever someone talks about ultramarathons, I have visions of people running up mountains, through woods, jumping over rocks and tree roots, and crossing streams.  There are famous races like the Hardrock 100, a 100.5 mile race in southern Colorado’s San Juan Range that runners must complete in 48 hours.  The average elevation for the Hardrock … Continue reading The Ultimate Ultra

Just Like Meb

Back in the 90s Gatorade had a commercial featuring Michael Jordan slam dunking basketballs to the song “Be Like Mike”.   The commercial captured the dream of every kid playing basketball at the time - they wanted to be like Mike.  I just finished reading Meb Keflezighi’s book “26 Marathons” in which he describes each … Continue reading Just Like Meb

2017 – What a Year It Was

This year has been one with more adventure than I ever could have imagined.  I have been walking around thinking about 2017 and everything that happened.  Even though it was not all smooth sailing, overall 2017 was a very good year for me, one I will never forget. I may be the Funatical Runner but … Continue reading 2017 – What a Year It Was

Chicago – My Kind of Marathon

People have told me the Chicago Marathon was their favorite race. Other people have told me how much they hated that race. I ran the Chicago Marathon a couple of weeks ago so I now have formed my own opinion about the race. Of the big city races I have run, the Chicago Marathon is … Continue reading Chicago – My Kind of Marathon