Running Around Cleveland


Michael Symon’s B Spot
July 14, 2011, 8:00 am
Filed under: Cleveland, Crocker Park, Food, Michael Symon | Tags: , , ,

I love to eat. I love to eat really good food. Part of the reason I run is so I can enjoy more food. I was able to eat some of that really good food on Wednesday. My office is located near Crocker Park in Westlake, Ohio, and very often the coworkers and I run up there for some good eats at lunch time. Wednesday just happened to be the Grand Opening of Michael Symon’s (Food Network fans and Clevelanders know this name well) new location of B Spot at Crocker Park. B Spot is known for Burgers, Brats, and Beer. What more could a guy want? So we decided to head over and try to get seats. Continue reading



2011 Smiles for Sophie 5k
July 4, 2011, 10:08 pm
Filed under: 5k, Cleveland, Race Report, Running | Tags: , , ,

Smiles for Sophie 5k was my first 5k since December of 2008, I ran the Reindeer Run in 39:55.9. I have been training for long distance races and really had no idea what to expect from myself today with a shorter distance. I ran a 4.25 mile tempo run a couple weeks ago where the first 5k at a 7:36 pace, so I made a guess that I could do this race at a 7:30 pace. To help reach this goal I was able to enlist the help of my running friend Ryan to pace me on this race. Continue reading



A Fantastic Fathers Day Weekend

I don’t know if Fathers Day weekend could get much better than the one I had this year. I got to do some of my favorite things and eat some of my favorite food all while spending lots of time with my family. Continue reading



2011 Cleveland Marathon
May 16, 2011, 6:10 pm
Filed under: Goals, Marathon, Race Report, Running | Tags: , , , ,

I HAVE FINISHED 5 MARATHONS! Number 5 was my first time running the full marathon at Cleveland. For me it was a much different experience than I have had in any other one. But more on that later. First my major impression of the 2011 Cleveland Marathon, the good, the bad and the ugly. Continue reading