Boston Marathon 2017 – Goals

Boston Marathon 2017 – Goals

It is less than a week until my third consecutive trip to Boston to run the marathon. I like to set goals for all my races, but Boston goals always seem loftier, since the race has such a storied past and is one of the pinnacle marathons in the world. Why not shoot for the stars? (more…)

Cheers to 2015! Bring on 2016!

Cheers to 2015! Bring on 2016!

I took a look at the running goals I had set for 2015 and how many I managed to check off the list. It was a very good year! As I started to think about what goals I would set for myself going into 2016, I realized that I am once again going to set the bar high. (more…)

Road Runners Club of America (RRCA) Coaching Certification

Road Runners Club of America (RRCA) Coaching Certification

As of July 2015, I am an RRCA Certified Running Coach. The certification process requires you to get First Aid and CPR certified, complete 16 hours of on-site course work and take a 100 question online test. Getting into the class is the first challenge. It sells out very quickly. When I saw that the Baltimore course was open, I jumped on the opportunity to sign up.
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Learning to Run

We were born to run. At least that is what countless books and articles tell us on a daily basis. If that is the case, then why is there so much debate on the right and wrong way to run? It’s one foot in front of the other until we get to our destination, right? The faster or further, the better. And if you have fun doing it, even better. But we are constantly analyzing, scrutinizing that simple process of forward movement. It can turn running into a chore. I know I have said “I have to run tonight” on numerous occasions. Do I want to run? Some days, yes. Some days, no. How do we get back to just running without the worries of whether we are doing it right or wrong? Who’s to say we’re doing it wrong anyway? I think it is time to take a step back and ask ourselves, “Why do I run?”?

First 50, Then Ninja

First 50, Then Ninja

I have spent many restless nights pondering over what my next adventure would be after the Boston Marathon. For a while, I was considering trying out for American Ninja Warrior. If nothing else, I wanted to work on my upper body strength and have an excuse for running, jumping, climbing over any obstacle in my way. ANW is still a possibility for the future, but I have a new mission.

A 50 Mile Run.

I’m going ultra. (more…)