Ragnar Relay DC, part 1

We woke at 5 am on Friday to the bleating of an alarm. Within minutes, the two women were up and out the cabin door and down the dark path that led to the showers the campground offered while the men remained in bed. I had woken up a few hours earlier when first one ...

New Words 2

When I was in the planning stages for my month off, I had big ideas. I would run every day, I would cook wonderful meals and do all the organizing around the apartment that I’ve been putting off for years. I would feed little m and put her down for her naps and while she ...

Running update

During my month off work, I ran almost every day. Over the course of four weeks, I went from running 8 miles to running 20 while pushing a 22 pound stroller containing the often gleefully screaming girl that is little m. I was surprised when I found myself able to run 19 miles with her, ...

Marathon Fundraising

For the last two years, I have run the New York City marathon in support of a very worthy cause, the Robin Hood Foundation. While I still believe in their goal of eliminating poverty in New York City, I am running this year for a different charity. On 10 July 2010, my wife and I ...

First day 2

Today was the first day of day care. We’d spent the weekend preparing by getting clothes together and marking everything with little m’s name, putting it all in a bag for easy transport. (I say we, but I mean she, as in, M–the organized one of the two of us. I’d have gotten it done ...

Labor Day marathon 1

I think this is my favorite New York holiday. Residents flee the city this weekend because it’s the last three-day weekend for a while, the last gasp of summer. That means that the city is unusually quiet and filled with wide eyed, wondrous tourists. The residents that stay behind are the die-hards, the ones that ...