Posted in November 2015

2015 Philadelphia Marathon Race Recap

2015 Philadelphia Marathon Race Recap

Philly was my… 7th marathon? I think [counts on fingers] Yup, 7th.  I genuinely never thought in a million years I’d need another (or any) hand to count the number of marathons I’ve done.  I signed up on a whim because Philly was on my 30th birthday (exact day, yes, it actually was indeed my … Continue reading

#OptInside

Yeah, thanks, REI for telling me I need to “opt outside” today.  I 100% agree that shopping on black Friday is a nightmare and something I don’t engage in in the traditional sense.  No, I was never getting up before dawn or heading out to go shopping at 6 pm on Thanksgiving.  My mother hated … Continue reading

Thoughts From the Run

Thoughts From the Run

Running against traffic at night time.  The headlights are blinding, like a spotlight following on the stage that is the sidewalk.  In my bright, highly visible shirt I can’t help but hope that the motorists see me and take note.  You know, so they don’t hit me. Then, as I reach down, I kind of … Continue reading

Pearls of Wisdom on Running (from my mom)

Disclaimer: I actually do love my mom I just can’t take her out in public too often… On the phone with my mom the night before the Marine Corps Marathon, she gave Kellie and me some wise words of advice that we carried with us through to the following day and perhaps the rest of … Continue reading

Here’s to Philly

Here’s to Philly

I want everyone to take a moment to lift up their cheese steak, beer bottle that has yet to be thrown on the field, and D batteries in a toast to Philadelphia. Here’s to the people of Philadelphia, the residents of the City of Brotherly Love, who are a lot like an older brother.  I’m … Continue reading

Behind the Scenes

Behind the Scenes

In life, things are not always necessarily as they appear.  I somewhat pride myself on never making things seem too overly positive on here because I don’t think things being Not Good is necessarily a Bad Thing.  Over the last few years since I started running, I started reading blogs.  I wanted race recaps, I … Continue reading

Should I runDisney?

Should I runDisney?

Here’s the thing: I love Disney. I love running in Disney. But, I also know one other thing: that is simply not the case for everyone everywhere ever.  Some people hate Disney.  Typically, these people like to be really vocal about their distaste for Disney World, the Disney Corporation, and in turn the evils of … Continue reading

Phlexibiliy

Phlexibiliy

My plans for Thanksgiving fell through.  I had signed up for a half marathon in Naples to run on my birthday because I thought, “oh, this’ll be a great way to spend my 30th birthday!”  Due to some family stuff, my parents scrapped going down to Florida for Thanksgiving so my plan to freeload on … Continue reading

Wine & Dine 2015: Pop Century

Wine & Dine 2015: Pop Century

This year, I stayed for the first time ever at the Pop Century resort for the Wine & Dine half marathon.  I will say, I really, really loved staying at the Pop Century and liked the hotel a lot (dare I say I liked it more than Art of Animation). The rooms were decent; they … Continue reading

The Quarter Marathon: Wine & Dine 2015

The Quarter Marathon: Wine & Dine 2015

Ok, people are angry about the Wine & Dine race being cut in half. Understandable, if this were your first half and you were really looking forward to running 13.1 Official, Race Sanctioned Miles.  It’s also tough to justify a weather delay when there ends up being no weather per say, but honestly after the … Continue reading