Training update

The view from my run yesterday looks way colder than it actually was out I haven’t done one of these in a long time, but seeing as how marathon training time is almost here, now seems like a good time to start again. I guess I should also drop in here that I decided on a marathon for the “spring.” Grandma’s Marathon in Duluth, Minnesota on June 20! [Read More]

New Jersey Marathon training update: Week 3

This is a big hunk of frozen sweat stuck to the back of my neck It’s just week three of training for the New Jersey Marathon and I’m already over it. As much as I actually enjoy the cold and winter, I’ve had enough. Subzero temperatures with heavy winds, snowstorm after snowstorm, freezing rain, ice. I’ve run through it all. In fact, I can’t remember the last run that didn’t feature one of these. [Read More]

First snowboarding of the 2014 season

View from the intersection of Silver Fox and Fox Tail I took up snowboarding five years ago, around the same time I started to get serious about running. It was a few months before my wife and I started dating and I was willing to try just about anything as I searched for happiness within myself. Unfortunately, I was still rather far from finding the happiness I was looking for, but snowboarding was a nice distraction from the self-hate. [Read More]