2013 Was an amazing year, for me, So I am really looking forward to 2014!
In 2013, I ran my first marathon, fulfilling a goal that I had set in 1992 while raising over $2000 for Volunteers of America Chesapeake’s Homeless Services program. I completed the entire year with no new major injuries – a first since I returned to running several years ago!
That is just last year in review, you came to this page to find out who I am and learn about me. I am a runner, slowly approaching my 40th year, striving to enjoy life and have a good time while trying to convince the world (and my two kids) that I am a
mostly responsible adult! I run alone, with my 11-year-old son Bryce, and sometimes with my 10-year-old daughter following on her bike. My family (there IS an incredible woman, I was lucky enough to marry that is in this family as well – though she doesn’t run.. Except for one Warrior Dash) and I moved to the DC Area (Maryland side) at the end of 2012, leaving the icy winters of Upstate NY behind us! We spend a lot of time exploring exciting and fun things in DC/Baltimore/Annapolis and doing way to many long drives back up to NY state to see the families!
I trained for my marathon on my own, using information I found on the internet (if its on the internet it MUST be true!) and from what seemed right to me. In 2014, I am going to be working with a personal trainer, and joining the Annapolis Striders to expand my abilities, knowledge, and number of runners I know! Its going to be a fun and exciting year!
Any comments, critiques or insights are ALWAYS welcome!