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Sprinting Towards Summer: Finding the Reset Button

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15 Mar 02017 | 4 minutes of your time

Or, maybe I shouldn’t have had spicy chicken for lunch.

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Running. (revved back up in 2017!) Bowing. (some beautiful music!) Cooking. (in a new kitchen!)
a sums & pieces for 27 Dec 02016
There's a selfie you've probably seen of me chomping on my finisher medal a few seconds after finishing the NYC Marathon in Central Park. That one.
a sums & pieces for 30 Nov 02016
Race Recap: NYC Marathon
Race Recap: NYC Marathon
21 Nov 02016
It was an amazing experience, of course. Would I do it again? If I didn't have to run the race, sure.
Fueling NYC

I’ve settled on my fuel plan for New York. I’ve been training with this product called Infinit Nutrition, trying out a couple of their sport drink blends on my longer runs (which are now consistently up in the high twenties for distance.) My completely unscientific assessment is that (a) I’m feeling better between runs (recovery) than I remember feeling between runs last time and (b) they don’t give me the gurgles in my tum-tum. On that anecdotal evidence alone, I ordered a customized formula from their website, tweaking the mix to what I think I need to balance out the last few nagging doubts in my training for the home stretch, and bring it home to the NYC finish line in November. The only thing that’s got me worried now is what kind of documentation I might need to carry a small bag of white powder across the border later this year. It’s sports drink. No… really.

14 Sep 02016 | asides & shorts | running
The running dreams have begun as NYC Marathon sneaks ever closer: I dreamed I was struggling to get to the start line, and when I ran I got lost in the basement of Central Perk cafe. Oi!
a sums & pieces for 28 Aug 02016
Sunlight, fresh snow, and a staged selfie-esque running photo. There were a few good ones, but I like the one backlit by the sun through the snow-covered trees.
a sums & pieces for 30 Dec 02015
Running. Reading. Writing.
a sums & pieces for 27 Dec 02015
Fifty Days for a Hundred and Fifty Remaining Klicks

I’m rounding a little bit, but here’s the thing. There are now just fifty days left in twenty-fifteen. And still ticking away is my New Years goal –the one I’ve been setting every year for a few years now– to run a certain number of klicks in that ever-shortening window of time. As of my last run I crept within a jog-around-the-blocks distance of twelve hundred klicks on the year. That means I’m getting close, but as with every year that I take this down to the wire, I still have to log a hundred and fifty (give or take) before the fireworks fly on New Years Eve. It’s do-able. It’s achievable. (Even if I looked out the window yesterday evening and saw the frantic signs of a very-nearly-blizzard on my doorstep.) Three klicks per day would do it, but, I’d like to cross the line in style — not putzing along running laps around the park. That last ten percent (give or take) is stretching out before me so it’s time to crack the whip and run.

12 Nov 02015 | asides & shorts | running
There's probably a bit of dread mixed in too, but getting back on the ol' half marathon horse is exciting.
a sums & pieces for 1 Oct 02015
Triple Digit Time Slot

I noticed while adding my latest run to my 2015 tracking spreadsheet that I’d passed another interesting annual running milestone this previous week. In fact, at some point on my Friday solo-adventure run into the river valley I’d slogged through (into and upon) my one-hundredth hour of training this year. Yeah, I’ve spent 100 hours running in 2015 so far. That’s a little more than four solid days. It’s not exactly Olympic athlete kinda time, but it still sometimes amazes me the kind of time and distance I’m logging with these little jaunts around and through my neighborhood… or wherever the feet take me.

14 Sep 02015 | asides & shorts | running

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