Running Around Cleveland

Where Do I Go From Here?
January 4, 2012, 11:48 am
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Its been a while friends. Last time I posted I was halfway through a run of 4 marathons in 23 days trying to obtain Iridium Level, 4 stars, in the Marathon Maniacs. Well the good news is, I DID IT!!!! I accomplished an incredible goal. October of 2011 I can honestly say was one of the highest points of my life.  But not long after that is when things started to change. Everything has left me wondering, “Where Do I Go From Here?” Continue reading

Marathon Aftermath: What Do I Do Now?
May 22, 2011, 3:04 pm
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I ran my fastest marathon ever, by 42 minutes, on Sunday. By Tuesday I was feeling completely recovered. But I was on a business trip all last week and took the opportunity for a 5 day vacation from running. I have pretty much been running non stop since April of 2010. My last break was the whole winter of 2009-2010. In the last 13 months I have started trail running, ran my 1st 2 trail races, qualified for the Marathon Maniacs, ran 3 marathons, taken 1 hour and 47 minutes off my marathon time, became a coach for Northeast Ohio Fit, started a new job, and had twins. I think the 5 days off from running and getting full nights of sleep was well deserved. Plus, I didn’t even feel guilty for missing my runs this time.

So after all of this, what do I do now? Continue reading