Thursday, February 28, 2008


I think back on my Half Ironman experience from time to time and am completely stunned that I was able to accomplish something of that magnitude. It really must have been a fools blend of ignorance and divine intervention.

Granted, I put in a lot of long hours training but those hours were forgotten almost as soon as I crossed the finish starting line.

This is why I was so honored that the Hellgate Road Runners chose me as the recipient of the Special Athletic Achievement Award for 2007. To me, this award isn't about crossing the finish line. It's about doing the work necessary to get to the starting line.

I'd also like to congratulate the other award winners on a fantastic year of running. Kudos!

"Nobody ever drowned in his own sweat."
-Ann Landers

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Awards Night

Each year the Hellgate Road Runners hosts an awards banquet to celebrate the accomplishments of the club and acknowledge a few select individuals for their achievements. We eat, drink, celebrate, dance and take pleasure in seeing each other in something other then sweaty technical gear.

I am once again editing a video montage of photos taken over the past year. It’s a fun project but time consuming and a bit stressful. Taking more than a 1,200 photos and whittling them down to 50 or 60 so they fit into a three minute song - while mindful to use only the best and most flattering pictures but also to include at least one shot of each person. I’m also trying to sequence them logically, politically and with the ebb, flow and crescendo of the music.

Did I mention I have a fulltime job? Am in the middle of training for a marathon? Have a wife and a 4 month old baby at home?

Yeah all true. But, it’s a great party and people seem to enjoy the photos. The big mystery is what song will I use this year…

“One good thing about music, when it hits you, you feel no pain.”
-Bob Marley

Tuesday, February 05, 2008

Pools and Polls

Today I hit the Pool and then the Polls.

I encourage you to do the same.

"The margin is narrow, but the responsibility is clear."
John F. Kennedy

Sunday, February 03, 2008

Super 16

One year ago the Bears and the Colts faced off in Miami. Peyton* Manning became MVP and we found out we were pregnant. Truly a Super Sunday!

It has been an amazing year. I'll have plenty of time to reminisce today on my 16 mile training run.

*We seriously considered naming our child Peyton.


16 mile training run a success. I am now sore in places I've forgotten could become sore.

“I don't know any other way to lead but by example.”
-Don Shula