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….
Cross County Trail Marathon 2015
State #49, Virginia–motherf–king Virginia–the Old Dominion State, completed at the Cross County Trail Marathon in Springfield, Virginia. Fun fact: Springfield is probably most famous for the “Mixing Bowl”, the interchange between Interstates 395, 495, and 95 that was once more of an M. C. Escher drawing than traffic interchange; it has gotten better in intervening…
Mayor’s Midnight Sun Marathon 2015
20-JUN-2015 Anchorage, Alaska, USA Alaska, the last frontier, state 39. Done. Fun fact: In 1867 Sec. Of State William Seward–who was also nearly killed the same April 14, 1865 night as Lincoln in a Confederate terrorist plot–purchased Alaska, which is almost 3 times larger than Texas, for 2 cents per acre.
Swan Lake Marathon 2015
14-JUN-2019 Viborg, South Dakota, USA State 38. Hot, humid day. Did a lot of talking and walking on what is a boring course at a Christian Camp. Fun fact: South Dakota is the home of the Dakota, Lakota and Nakota tribes, which make up the Sioux Nation.