Archive For June, 2013

2 Weeks Down, 20 To Go

2 Weeks Down, 20 To Go

I have 2 weeks of my training under my belt now, and I’m down to the 20 week countdown before my marathon.  Lots of stuff to adjust. I actually am following a hybrid of the Runner’s World 20-week training schedule.  I added 2 weeks to it to help as an intro to get me back into a schedule of running.  The Runner’s World also has a 2 week intro, so…

7 Tips For Running Your First Rock-n-Roll Half Marathon

7 Tips For Running Your First Rock-n-Roll Half Marathon

So you’re getting ready to run your first Rock-n-Roll Half Marathon!! Woo-Hoo! Let me give you a few tips to make it a great weekend for you. Before I give you the tips, let me tell you who I am and who these tips are for. My name is Rich, I’m 48, and I’ve only been running for 2 1/2 years at the time I’m writing this. I’m not writing…

Bucket List Item #1 – Run A Marathon

Bucket List Item #1 – Run A Marathon

Today is day #1 of a 22-week training to run my first marathon. It’s been a bucket list item of mine for several years. There is no better time like the present to begin. Date:  November 17, 2013 Event: San Antonio Rock-n-Roll Marathon Millions of others have run this distance before me, so it isn’t a big feat in and of itself. But, it will be MY biggest physical challenge…

For Faith Lautzenheiser

For Faith Lautzenheiser

Today I watched two brothers, ages 12 & 15, serve as pallbearers, carrying the small, ivory-white casket of their little sister to her grave site. No photos for this post. None are necessary. It is a sobering reminder of the junk that I feel is important and the meaningless stuff I worry about fade into nothing. I listened to her father and mother tell stories of their daughter’s life, her…