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Ten States Down...Forty To Go
Last weekend I ran in the WhiteRock marathon in Dallas, Texas and was thus able to check off the tenth state in my quest to run one marathon in each state. This race was much bigger and better supported than my ninth marathon in Iowa earlier this year and my friends and I had a great time despite the abbreviated time frame and cooler than expected weather. Now I can finally sign up at the official club website and get myself yet another T-Shirt that my wife will pressure me to throw away. Why am ......

Posted On Thursday, December 13, 2007 12:59 AM

Seven Ways to Transform Yourself from Geek to Marathon Running Geek
Really, it's not that hard! If the idea is remotely appealing to you, then I recommend that you throw caution to the wind and just commit to doing it. There are thousands of people who do it all the time that are fatter, lazier, slower, older, and saner than you'll ever be. You may actually enjoy it and decide to do several. At the very least, you'll probably feel better about yourself when you finally cross the finish line. Ok, enough with the pep talk, here are a few tips to get you started. Get ......

Posted On Tuesday, November 13, 2007 11:28 PM

He Likes to Run for Fun in the Hot, Hot Sun
The heat index was over a hundred today when I ran one of my regular six mile routes. This summer has actually been pretty mild by Kansas standards (last summer we had 14 days that were over one hundred degrees). Having grown up in Michigan, I do my share of complaining about Kansas summers and generally try to avoid the heat whenever possible except when it comes to running. For some inexplicable reason, I am partial to noon runs when it is over a hundred degrees and sweat gushes from every one ......

Posted On Thursday, August 9, 2007 11:13 PM

Nine States Down...Forty-One to Go
This weekend I completed my 10th marathon/ultra marathon in Lake Okoboji in Nebraska . That makes nine states in my quest to join the 50 state club, which requires you to run a marathon in each state. I picked this goal mostly because it gives me a good excuse to travel around to some places I probably wouldn't have otherwise seen and it also helps keep me motivated with running. Eventually I'd also like to run a marathon on each of the continents, although this would mean running in the North Pole ......

Posted On Monday, July 23, 2007 7:22 AM

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