Marathon Long Training Run 3

So this is the route as I had planned it on Friday night: 26 plus glorious miles, including crossing the George Washington Bridge and running through New Jersey. As with my last long run, this was something I have wanted to do for more than a year, since we moved back to New York. While ...

Grindstone

I’m back at the grindstone tonight, first time in two weeks. I took the novel on the vacation with me. I had high hopes for the vacay. We were in Maine for six nights and I envisioned that I would run and write for an hour every day. I hadn’t taken into account the weather, ...

Musical Road

This is awesome. Honda’s Musical Road.

What I Talk About When I Talk About Running

What I Talk About When I Talk About Running by Haruki Murakami My review rating: 5 of 5 stars I’ve never read a Murakami novel, though I’ve heard Norweigan Wood is one not to miss. As a runner and a writer this little memoir inspired me to both run and write, to push myself physically ...

NYPL

Today I (re)discovered a most wonderful institution: the public library. About a month ago I took a little trip to my local library in the hopes of finding a book (30 Pieces of a Novel, by Stephen Dixon) I was interested in reading but not interested in adding to my already too large book collection. ...

USCIS

USCIS
It’s actually happening, kids. We got back from vacation today to find in the mail two notices from the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, one for me and one for my lovely wife. The notice says we have to appear on a certain day to capture our biometrics. Basically, the US CIS wants to take ...

Biking in Acadia 2

Our third day in Acadia we decided to take out the bikes and explore the park via the many miles of carriage roads that traverse this natural wonderland. I say natural, but the carriage roads are anything but. They were built decades ago by the rich residents who gave their land to make this park ...

Vacation

There will be a decided lack of action here over the next week or so while I’m away on vacation and in a place where wireless internet access is not (gasp!) widely available. Once postings occur, there will probably be a lot of them. Have a great week!

Fingerprinting redux

Yesterday M and I took a trip downtown, to the headquarters of the New York Police Department, to obtain Good Conduct Certificates (GCC) which state that are neither wanted for a crime nor have either of us ever been convicted of a crime. Seems an odd thing to have to do, since we’ve already done ...

Human Race

Human Race
This will be my last post about the Human Race. Hopefully. While checking the NikePlus site to see info about how other runners around the world did, I noticed the number one runner who posted his time through Nike+ was this guy: My first thought on seeing that was, wow, what an incredible run. I ...