The Time Has Come For Many – But Not For Me

I have been talking a lot about the 13.1 Marathon Atlanta both so you could have a chance to win race entries and also because it has been one of my favorite races to run these past two years.  I won’t go into a lot of details today, but sadly I won’t be running it this year.  I waited this long because I was hoping that I would be able to somehow get ready for it, but I am not in the condition I need to be to run a half marathon.

13.1 Atlanta Winner Announcement

In every race there are so many different types of runners, and many different types of winners.  Of course there are the ones we all hear about, the ones that cross the finish line first.  The ones we don’t hear about as much are those that are completing a new distance, or crossing the finish line for the first time.  Some have overcome insurmountable odds, and others are out running as part of their commitment to take their health and fitness serious for the first time in their life.

Finding That Post 2 Mile Joy


If you hang around me at all you know that I am not shy when it comes to talking about running.  The blog is just a natural extension of something I like to do in person, and anybody that spends more than a minute or two with me is painfully aware of this.  I guess that is what happens when you are passionate about something, you just can’t keep your love and experiences to yourself.

Because of this, I occasionally get an email, tweet, or message on Facebook telling me how I have been an inspiration or at the least an encouragement or motivation for starting or continuing when things get tough.  By far, that is the most fulfilling part of the journey I have taken, and brings a undeniable smile to my face regardless of how things are going at the time.

The 13.1 Atlanta is Almost Here–Run It For Free!


We are inside the last 30 days and the weather is starting to change to prepare for the cool morning temperatures that are sure to greet us as we line up on October 2nd in Town Brookhaven for the third running of the 13.1 Atlanta and the Karhu 5k.  The fall weather in Atlanta is some of the best when it comes to running weather, and the Atlanta stop to the 13.1 Marathon Series takes full advantage of it.

It Wasn't Fast, It Wasn't Far... But I Ran


I have been extremely quiet about this for multiple reasons, but most of all because I just haven’t had the time or energy to talk or write about it.  Work has been crazy lately to say the least.  I have been working non-stop for the past five weeks, putting in anywhere between 70-90 hours a week.  I have been working between 13 and 15 hours a day, 7 days a week.  Many parts of life get put on hold with this type of schedule and with the lack of sleep that goes along with a work schedule like this, many things are possible.