Monday, January 23, 2012

Beer Run! article in Runner's World

I've subscribed to Runner's World for about six years now.

I don't recall ever reading an article that so deeply described the relationship of running and drinking, yet there it was a four page color spread in Runner's World.

Maybe there is something scientific to be said for drinking 3 beers and getting a PR after all.,7120,s6-242-302--14186-0,00.html

Spring Races: Signing up 'Early'

I'm turning over a new leaf in 2012. I'm not going to wait until the last minute to sign up for races.

Though I may be motivated to train, I lose it when it comes to committing to races.

There's really no excuse for it. I'm training year round.

In the spirit of this, I've signed up for the CARA Lakefront 10 and the Shamrock Shuffle.

This will be my first Lakefront 10, but I figured it's well-placed on the calendar and it won't hurt to do another ten mile race before the Solider Field 10.

I've had a few year hiatus from the Shamrock Shuffle. The last time I ran the race was 2008 I think. Vacations and training for other races have gotten in the way the last few years. A few friends are back in this year, so why not, right?

Thursday, January 05, 2012

Dear Unseasonably Warm January:

I Love You.

You're the best thing that's happened to January. Ever.

Instead of walking briskly from building to building, I'm at more of a leisurely stroll.

It is in the 40's in early January, after all.

Instead of forcing myself to do treadmill workouts, I'm happily running outside.

Forget the 40's! 54 degrees and sunny on Friday's run. You keep getting better!

I've never been so happy to say we didn't have a white christmas, or new year's.

So far January, you rule.

Keep it up.