The Jerusalem Marathon done in 3:55:36. On what is possibly the hilliest course I’ve ever run. I was immensely pleased to do this well in a place where the names of the hills start with “Mount.” It gives Hatfield-McCoy and Heart of America a run for their money. Speaking of Mountains…Fun fact: The Mount of…
Zydeco Marathon 2016
5:00 pace group, Zydeco Marathon, in Lafayette, Louisiana. Marathon #5 on the a year. Fun fact: Lafayette is named after the Marquis de Lafayette, who at 19 years old eluded French authorities including his superior officer, and father-in-law, as well as the orders of King Louis XVI, and sailed to America to, without any battle…
Fort Lauderdale A1a 2016
Fort Lauderdale Marathon, the hometown throwdown. Marathon #4 on the year. 4:14:50 with a negative split. Fun fact: Fort Lauderdale’s nicknames include Venice of the Americas, Fort Liquordale, and Fort Yachterdale.
The Florida Marathon 2016
Marathon #3 for the year. The Florida Marathon in Melbourne, Florida. My first time pacing (4:15) I have to admit I’ve been a bundle of nerves for a couple of weeks worried about making sure I was ready. Marcela Todd, one of the most awesome and energetic pacers I’ve ever met helped me break through…
Icebreaker Marathon 2016
Marathon #2 for the year in Wisconsin, because why not, I’m here? And who did I see? Kelly Blunt Pfannenstiel, Jim Reimann, and Evelyn Smith, and of course met some new friends. Fun fact: This ones for you Joseph Lagatta, Festa Italiana is one of the largest Italian festivals in the United States.
Miami Marathon 2016
Rough day at the office. A lot of self doubt and negative thinking from mile 4 on. Fun fact: You can do 70 marathons and still wonder if you’re going to finish.
Operation Jack Marathon 2015
Operation Jack Marathon. 37th and final marathon of the year. 23rd and final half marathon of the year tomorrow at the San Diego Holiday half. A fitting ending for a goofy year.
Route 66 Marathon 2015
Route 66 Marathon finished in 4:02:55. Sacrificed a sub-4 for the Center of the Universe diversion. But hey, I got a coin, so Yatzee!
Rock ‘n’ Roll Las Vegas Marathon 2015
49, It has special significance to me. My dad died at 49. If that had never happened I probably would never have started this strange journey. I’ve been very aggressive pursuing this, because you never know what day will be your last. Life is too short to not live your life fully and challenge yourself….