The Final Countdown

Well, Sunday's the day. After 4 months of training, the much anticipated day is right around the corner. Fox Cities Marathon, here I come. Let me try that again. Fox Cities Marathon, here I come! Or how about FOX CITIES MARATHON, HERE I COME! I've spent the last week making sure I am well hydrated. And this…

A Long Run Made Easy or How Come it Took Me So Long to Get Smart?

Okay, so maybe not easy, but certainly easier! Let me back up a bit. This was me last September. I had just completed my 4th marathon, and PR'd by 8 minutes. I was feeling pretty good about myself. The previous spring my son had convinced me to switch up my training a bit. After complaining…

An Early Morning Run (a poem)

An Early Morning Run An early morning run Leads me through Neenah’s leaf strewn streets. Leaves crunch beneath my feet, and ghostly shadows of sailboats arise from the harbor.   Running through Neenah’s leaf strewn streets, makes me feel like all is well with the world. Ghostly shadows of sailboats arise from the harbor. The…

Disappointment and A Poem, But Not a Poem About Disappointment

Yesterday I missed running the Green Bay Cellcom 1/2 Marathon for the first time in many years. A stubborn knee "issue" forced me to halt my training 7 weeks ago, and I still have not been able to run without pain.  I even made a last ditch effort  to see if somehow, I had experienced a miraculous…