We Are The World

25 3/4 years later: We Are The World 25.75 from Kurt Russell

11 April 1954

An academic-slash-entrepeneur in Cambridge, England, has determined 11 April 1954 to be the most boring day in history. From the mouth of the programmer himself, William Tunstall-Pedoe: “…a Sunday in the 1950s. Nobody significant died that day, no major events apparently occurred and although a typical day in the 20th century has many notable people ...

Birthday shares

Here’s a short list of the people with whom I share a birthday.    Miley Cyrus Frank Rutherford Vincent Cassel Bruce Hornsby Rick Bayless Dennis Nilsen Joe Eszterhas Thomas Birch Billy the Kid Boris Karloff Harpo Marx George O’Hanlon Chuck Schumer Kelly Brook Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi In addition, two of my friends have a birthday ...

I run this other town, too 2

The goal was two marathons in two weeks. Nothing lofty (not by some standards) and no time goal on the second race. Just run and enjoy a race in a new city.    Of course, I was putting a little pressure on myself. Two of my Ragnar teammates, both of whom ran the New York ...

Ultramarathon Man by Dean Karnazes

Ultramarathon Man: Confessions of an All-Night Runner by Dean Karnazes My rating: 4 of 5 stars I first became aware of Dean Karnazes a few years ago shortly after moving back to New York. That was when he came into the spotlight for a lot of people, shortly after he won the Badwater Ultramarathon. In ...

Prep work

A continuing series of thoughts written while waiting for the clothes to dry at B. Bubbles laundromat. I ran seven miles yesterday. I pushed the stroller and used my phone (the MapMyFitness app) to gauge my pace as I was trying to keep myself to 7:30 per mile or slower. I started well, keeping well ...

Parenthood is a freight train 3

Parenthood is a freight train
It’s been a while since I’ve posted about fatherhood specifically, perhaps for good reason. Parenthood is a lot of fun, full of giggles and smiles and a little girl who always seems happy to see you even when she’s sick. Parenthood is rewarding in ways that didn’t seem possible before, from the moment she wakes ...

I run this town 6

I set out on Sunday to run a personal best in the New York City marathon: 3 hours 5 minutes. It was a lofty goal, a challenge I wasn’t sure I was up to. In the weeks leading up to the big day, I was too busy to even think about the race. I didn’t ...