January 16, 1998, is a significant date in my personal history. That date marks a dramatic change in the trajectory of my life story. Prior to that date, I was on course for disaster. I liked to imagine that the disaster looming on the horizon would be dramatic and sensational, but in reality it was […] Read More..
It’s been just over two years since I posted here, and quite a bit has taken place in my life since then. Around the time of that last blog post, I had recently completed my first Ironman in Cozumel, Mexico. In the year that followed, I completed a term as president of the L.A.Leggers, I […] Read More..
You can watch a video of my limping across the finish line here. I showed up to Dodger stadium nervous but determined. I didn’t know how my ankle was going to feel once I started going, but I was willing to try it out. For about 14 miles, it was good and so was I. […] Read More..
I did it! I made my 1000 miles in 2013 goal, in spite of the late-year bout of plantar fasciitis, which nearly knocked me out of the running. (groan) A few of the miles were on a treadmill, and a few were on an elliptical machine, but every mile counts in my book. Here are […] Read More..
August was a long month. And it wasn’t just because I decided, at the suggestion of a running buddy, to run every single day in August. Or, having announced to the Facebook world that I made a commitment to run every day in August, I was coerced into setting a goal for myself of running […] Read More..
I was certain I had made a mistake by signing up for the OC Marathon. And I felt that doing so was just the first of a series of bad decisions related to running. And other fitness. I purchased my OC Marathon registration shortly after my previous blog post (about running the Hollywood Half, joining […] Read More..
I’m officially a race junkie. I actually had to talk myself out of signing up for a half marathon that’s taking place on May 5th because I’m already running a 10k on May 19th. The only other races I’m signed up for after that 10k are both half marathons in 2014, so I can wait […] Read More..
Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try again. Fail again. Fail better. Enough. As of last week on Sunday, I had raised a whopping total of $330 for Camp Kesem, the charity I set out to raise $2000 for. I wrote the previous blog post, emailed its text to a targeted list of friends, and […] Read More..
As you know, I’ve been training for the LA Marathon since October 2012. One of my motivating factors has been a charity project a friend told me about, Camp Kesem, which provides children whose parents have cancer or who have lost a parent to cancer with an opportunity to participate in summer camp with others who have […] Read More..
On the 10th of February, I ran my second 10K. As I mentioned back in early January, my goal for this 10K was to beat a one-hour finishing time. In January, I had completed both an 18-mile and a 20-mile run with my training group, the LA Leggers, and so I was feeling pretty good. […] Read More..