Five Years

For the last five years, I’ve fleetingly thought about how I’d mark today. It’s been five years since I had my surgery. And it’s strange because in a lot of ways, it just kind of… is? How do you mark something that came and went and is now in your rearview mirror? Even if that thing changes your life in deep and meaningful ways, human nature appears to be one that finds new normals. [Read More]

At least I'm not 36 anymore

Today, April 15th, is my 37th birthday. I’m not a huge birthday person. I like my birthday, yeah, but I don’t make a big deal out of it, typically. To me, just getting to spend time with some friends and eat some good food is generally more than enough. That’s what makes me happy. Obviously, this year is going to have none of that. I’ll be spending it pretty much the same way all of us have been spending our time, sitting around the house trying to keep it together. [Read More]

A Goodbye to Leela

This face! One week ago, Danielle and I said goodbye to our oldest cat, Leela. Her passing was unexpected and has left us completely gutted. Eleven years ago, Leela came into my life as a six-week-old kitten. She was this tiny little furball who was cute as all hell. I had never had a cat before. In fact, I didn’t really like cats at all. [Read More]

2019 Boston Marathon - 4:31:32

Where to even start with this one? There’s so much to say about Boston Marathon this year and only so many words I can reasonably ask y’all to read. Not that that’s ever stopped me before! Before the Boston Marathon last year, I had planned to be a one-and-done Boston runner. It’s such an amazing event and I don’t want to continuously take spot, preventing someone else from having the same experience. [Read More]

2019 Tokyo Marathon - 4:02:27

The Tokyo Marathon was my first marathon of 2019, first international marathon ever, eighteenth marathon overall, and my fourth World Marathon Major. So there was a lot going on here, but as I was running, I kept thinking how I didn’t think I’d have much to write about for it. Not from a lack of it being memorable, but I just couldn’t think of what I’d say. After sitting on it for a week, I think I have a ton! [Read More]

Looking back at 2018

I wasn’t actually going to do a recap post this year, but I haven’t posted in a while and I think I’ve done one every year this blog has been going so why stop now? Most of this year was spent traveling and running which, if you ask me, is the perfect way to spend your time. I had planned to run eight marathons in 2018. Unfortunately, I only ended up running five. [Read More]

2018 TCS NYC Marathon - 3:43:12

FINALLY! Finally, I got to run the NYC Marathon, the largest marathon in the world and my home race. I can’t believe it took this long, but I was 0/5 with the lottery before eventually taking advantage of NYRR’s 9+1 guaranteed entry. With 9+1, you run nine NYRR races and volunteer for one in a single calendar year. After doing this, you are given a guaranteed entry for the following year. [Read More]