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Motivational Music Monday #33

It’s Tuesday (when I started this post) in the Seattle timezone so reasonably close enough for a Motivational Music Monday #33.  Boy, these come around so quickly that this week Wifey beat me to it!  You can read her fun and upbeat tune over at Never A Dull Bling.  This is a huge week for… Read More »

Running in 2015

With a busy week of working, commuting, training, and getting stuff done before the holidays it seems forever since I posted.  I’m skipping the usual weekly training summary and will combine it with next week’s update…there really wasn’t much to report.  I had planned on my 20 mile “time trial” run but reduced it to… Read More »

2015 Race Gallery

With race season officially ending on Thanksgiving Day at the Mukilteo 10K, here’s a quick look back through the 2015 race gallery.  It was not a huge year in terms of number of races but there were several quality events resulting in PRs in three of the four mainstream distances.  In addition to the racing and travelling, Wifey… Read More »

Post-race Celebration!

An attempt at humor in today’s post as we take a detour from the more serious stuff.  Paula has been doing some great networking with her site and uncovering some awesome sites and blogs in the process.  One such group of three bloggers host a weekly theme/link-up…I’m not totally sure what a link-up is but I… Read More »

Back to training!

And, so the cycle resumes.  Two weeks and two days have passed since the great experience (and PR in case I hadn’t mentioned it 🙂 ) at the Chicago marathon and it seems forever since I posted the Race Summary.  But, with Illinois in the rear-view mirror, the post-marathon period of doing basically nothing, or sod all as… Read More »

Post-Chicago Marathon, Now What?

The Chicago marathon is complete and as life returns to normal, I, along with many others completing their goal races right now, face the question of “Now What?” With the big race for the year along with the high that comes with finishing a marathon complete, there is a very real potential for an almost inevitable let-down… Read More »

2015 Chicago Marathon Summary

2015 Chicago Marathon – The Full Story My previous timeline post was intended to give a quick update and capture my initial race thoughts before the post-marathon haze blurred everything together – especially during those final few miles and the zombie-esq shuffle through the finisher chute…and those that ran, wasn’t that the longest finish chute in… Read More »

2015 Chicago Marathon Timeline

After a travel day back to Seattle that, on reflection, was more painful than running the actual marathon itself, I thought a timeline review of my experience at the 2015 Chicago Marathon might be kinda fun, at least while I can still remember most of the details!  I’ll follow up with a structured recap and summary more… Read More »

Bringing it to Chicago!

We have arrived in Chicago and there is now barely a day before the start of the marathon!  Wifey already has a great summary of day one on her site so figured I need to keep up the pace 🙂  Today we had an incredible day exploring this fantastic city taking in the food, the architecture,… Read More »

Chicago Marathon Training is Done!

Well almost… Tomorrow represents a significant milestone – training for the 2015 Chicago marathon will be complete! An easy paced six mile run on the trail to Lake Cassidy as soon as I get in tomorrow, after a mostly easy 9.4 mile run on Sunday puts a wrap on the marathon plan. The next run will start at Grant Park… Read More »