Race Report: Cigna Elliot Corporate 5k (2009)


I generally enter races with both an A goal and a B goal. The A goal is the one that I try to keep to myself, my “dream” goal if you will. My B goal is the time that I think I can realistically beat and still be satisfied with the effort. Only on rare […]

Running Book Review: What I Talk About When I Talk About Running, by Haruki Murakami


Rarely have I felt a sense of kinship with an author like I felt while reading “What I Talk About When I Talk About Running,” by Haruki Murakami. I was at first skeptical when I saw this book, thinking that it would be heavy on philosophy, and unsure whether or not it was really a […]

Runblogger’s Running Blog Roundup

Below is a list of running blogs – if you’d like me to add your blog here, either post a comment or send me an e-mail (use the Kontactr button below) with your blog title, name, link, and a short description of the blog’s content (and a Twitter address if you have one). My only […]

4 and 40: Deriving Motivation from Meaningless Numbers


Image by Stewf via Flickr I had absolutely no desire to run today. After 14 miles on the road yesterday (including a 10 mile race), 2 hours of canoe paddling, dinner and kid-play with friends, and the mental anguish associated with seeing my wife and 3yo daughter head off to emergency room at 9:00 last […]

Race Report: Belmont 10 Mile Road Race


View Larger Map After two years of running, I can finally say that I ran a race conservatively and with some degree of intelligence. Normally, I squeeze out every last bit of energy in races, finishing with a desire to do nothing but collapse on the ground. I have a problem when it comes to […]

My Running Evolution


I’ve recently been reading the book “What I Talk About When I Talk About Running,” by Haruki Murakami. Murakami’s book is really hard to describe or categorize – it’s part personal running memoir, part race report, part life story, with a heavy dose of personal philosophy sprinkled in. Mix it all together and you have […]

Runblogger Photo-Run #1 – Ocean Park, Maine (8/1/2009)

This past weekend I traveled to Ocean Park, Maine on a camping trip with the family. It’s a beautiful spot on the Maine coast, and I decided to go on a run along some of the ocean-side roads in town – below are some pictures I took along the way (you can watch a slideshow […]