Race Recap: Paris Marathon

Oh la vasche! (Holy cow!) I had high hopes for a fast time on this course (my initial goal was a 4:10-4:15 run), but it was not to be for a variety of reasons. The quick summary: I didn’t like this race. Overall, my visit to Paris was fantastic, but the marathon was very frustrating and…

Suffering from Runner’s Brain

When I ran the Chattanooga Marathon, I crossed the finish line, got my water, beer and a bite to eat, then I decided to buy a couple items from the event store. It was a bit chilly, and I’ve been in need of a new sweatshirt, so I found the the correct size but realized…

Selfies with Bart Yasso

At my second half marathon ever (the Cayman Islands Half Marathon, December 2014), I met someone who was an invited speaker at packet pick up and who also ran the half marathon on race day. As a new runner, I was very unfamiliar with races, important people, major events and just an awful lot about the sport…

Race Recap: Chattanooga Marathon

Marathon 11: Chattanooga Marathon; Sunday, March 5, 2017, 8am I’m happy to report the hills didn’t destroy me in Chattanooga on Sunday. As I only have flat terrain to train on, there was the very real possibility I would not be able to walk after the marathon due to the hilly course. And that I…

A recurring theme in 2017

Without realising it, I have set myself up for a recurring theme for the spring of 2017: hilly marathons. I assure you, this was not intentional. I loathe hills. I cannot train on hills (as we have none in Grand Cayman). I can’t even see a hill. My biggest hill I run over on a…

One Word 2017

As is typical on New Year’s Eve, people start getting philosophical in anticipation of the new year ahead. I mean, a blank calendar filled with 365 days of possibilities stretching ahead, waiting for us to fill them with activity, meaning and purpose. If you are like the majority of people, you probably make a resolution…