Latest Posts in Races

  • 56. Shandon Turkey Trot, 2010

    How's this for awesome? Not only was this race just a few blocks from the apartment, but Cara pre-registered before I did! It was her first 8K EVER!
  • 55. Governor’s Cup Road Race, 2010

    Columbia had a half marathon just a couple of miles from the house, and two of my high school buddies were going to be there. There's no way I was going to miss this one.
  • 54. USMC Mud Run, 2010

    This military obstacle course was my first race since moving back to South Carolina from New England. A friend couldn't make it, so I got a chance to fill in for her team. I was expecting a great day, but there were a few unhappy surprises in store for everyone.
  • 53. Jim Kane Sugar Bowl Five Miler, 2010

    Today was my 53rd race. I've been around the block a few times, and I pretty much have the routine figured out. That being said, imagine my surprise when something wonderful and awesome happened right in front of me.
  • 52. Boston Run to Remember, 2010

    I was having a hard time getting back into the swing of things after my first New England Winter, so I set a clear goal for myself. I would run another half-marathon in under two hours. At the very least, I would finish it without walking. At the most, I would train my way out of my Fatboy Jeans again, and this time I would burn them.
  • 51. Marine Corps Honor Run, 2010

    51. Marine Corps Honor Run, 2010
    Okay, it’s time for Race 51: The Marine Core Honor Run. This one is is meant to recognize the contributions of peeps in the Marine Corps and in law enforcement. They give out scholarships and bonds to the children of said peeps, so it’s yet another run race for a warm and fuzzy cause.
  • 50. Chasing the Cure 5K for PLGA and HIV, 2010

    There were two races I could have chosen for my 50th race. One was at an elementary school two miles from my apartment, and the other was on the Esplanade along the Charles River. I chose the more scenic because I like running along the water and I thought it would be a larger, grander operation. As it turned out, I may have had that last part backwards.
  • 49. For the Love of Sports 5 Mile Run, 2010

    I was going to do a simple 5K this weekend, but Sara let me know that there was a 5-mile race on the same day. I wanted to test my post-winter fitness, so of course I went for the longer race. My goal was a modest 50 minutes, but I was in for a bit of a surprise.
  • 48. St. Patrick’s Day 5K Road Race, 2010

    My first race in Boston was also my first race of 2010. I was hoping for something a little less flooded, but I'll take what I can get after my first New England Winter. With the snow and ice and the refreezing ice and the dogs refusal to go out because the snow is taller than he is... well, the truth is that I haven't done much. Time to change that.
  • 47. Downtown 10K, 2009

    There won't be many footraces after this point since Winter is on the way, so I was excited to find out about an event right here in downtown Burlington. The downtown 10K is less than a mile from my apartment, so how could I pass it up?