Posted in October 2015

Scenes from 30 Years: Lacrosse

The Marine Corps Marathon celebrated its 40th anniversary this year and I’ll be celebrating (indifferently ignoring?) my own 30th anniversary next month.  So, without further ado, I bring you: Scenes from My 30 Years. The health classroom was located next to the school entrance. So close to freedom and yet so far.  Normally, staying after … Continue reading

6.2 Things Running Has Taught Me

6.2 Things Running Has Taught Me

God invented sports bras as added punishment because childbirth was apparently not enough. Sunset and sunrise are the two best times of the day but sunrise is still not really worth getting up early for. That smell… that smell is me. Nothing I do will ever be good enough and while that can help fuel … Continue reading

Wine & Dine Time

Wine & Dine Time

Ah, Wine & Dine, the race that reminds me that I’m totally an early to bed kind of person. This is our 4th year together and it always ends up being the race that’s easiest to sucker other people into because it a) has wine in the name and b) it starts at night so … Continue reading

Mile 27

Mile 27

The ending of the 2015 Marine Corps Marathon is in part a relief.  It feels good to be done with it and moving on with life and waking up and being able to get out of bed this morning without feeling totally shitty.  (Side note: It’s never a good idea to go to work the … Continue reading

The Morning After

Well, Kellie and I are still alive after the 40th anniversary Marine Corps Marathon on Sunday. Unfortunately, Kellie couldn’t get a picture with her awesome “mission accomplished” jacket because THEY DIDN’T HAVE ANY OF THEM LEFT.  Yeah.  You know, it’s really hard when you hype up a marathon to your friends like “this is a … Continue reading

Hometown Marathons are Best

Well, it’s time for the Marine Corps Marathon this weekend.  After months of preparation and a solid week at work that took a huge load off my mind, I’m pretty excited for the weekend. The most exciting thing about Marine Corps for me is that it’s a local race.  I went out for a run … Continue reading

Did we become assholes or something?

It’s Back to the Future Day. As everyone is talking about and it’s completely unavoidable. 10/21/2015 is the day Marty McFly went to the future. I was always a big Back to the Future fan, or B 2 F, as I started calling it. My high school yearbook quote was Doc Brown’s, “Your future hasn’t … Continue reading

26.2 Days of Marine Corps: Pro Tip

26.2 Days of Marine Corps: Pro Tip

Some people don’t take the munchkins that are offered out on the course at mile 24. Those people are idiots, because I’m not going to not take a donut when it’s offered to me. But here’s a little tip… Wait to eat the munchkin until you get to the next water stop. Just hold on … Continue reading

26.2 Days of Marine Corps: Watching Along

26.2 Days of Marine Corps: Watching Along

It’s almost time!!!! So, spectating the Marine Corps Marathon… If you want to follow your runner around,  naturally your coverage depends on how fast they run.  The good thing about the Marine Corps course for people spectating is that especially in DC, there are a lot of places where you can see your runner twice … Continue reading