Month: May 2011

The Essence of Training

Sometimes it seems like my whole life is about running, but I believe running is about my whole life. I have discovered, along with millions of others, the amazing benefits of exercise and pushing my own body’s limits. It’s not about the race – not about winning or achieving a personal best. It’s about the process of getting there. The training and preparation routine … Read More The Essence of Training

Unexpected Results

2011 Marine Corps Historic Half official finish time: 2:12:50. I discovered that running in an official race is very different from running through the farmlands of New Jersey, and not just because of the hills. The dawn air was electric. Grey clouds hovered over the course, but the rain held off, thank goodness. As I approached the starting area, 100’s of port-o-pots lined the … Read More Unexpected Results