Jun 262019
 
From 4000 Steps to 10K Races

Many people comment to me that they don’t think that they could run like I do. Believe me, the distances that I run are minuscule compared to some of the marathon runners I know. Also, anyone that knows me well, knows that I did not just wake up one day and decide to run. I’ve had problems with my knees since high school and this all began by simply walking. A lot. This is how I went from 4000 steps to 10K races. One Day I Bought A FitBit Every time someone makes a lifestyle change like this, there is always some catalyst. It might [… Click to Continue …]

May 152019
 
BIBC Revisited: Running My First 10k

Two years ago I got this crazy notion to run a 5k for the first time. Following the success of that first 5K, I ran in the same Flying Pig 5K a year later. Since that day I am running 3.1+ miles every day so going for the hat trick didn’t make sense because it wouldn’t be a challenge. Therefore, the most logical decision is to up my game and go for the 10K. On May 4th (aka Star Wars Day) I completed my first ever 10K race which not only fulfilled a New Years Intention but also my Bad Idea Birthday Challenge obligation. The [… Click to Continue …]

Mar 272019
 
Bad Idea Birthday Challenge 2019

So this week is when I’m supposed to run my-age-in-miles divided by 10, a.k.a. the Bad Idea Birthday Challenge . I first completed this challenge a year ago.  However I run farther than that 5 days a week so it hardly seems like a challenge. Case in point, on the day of I ran 4.3 miles. Then one of my coworkers had an interesting idea. They suggest to take my age in miles, convert it to kilometers and divide it by 10. Therefore my challenge would be equivalent to the 10k for which I’m still training. So this year I will fulfill my Bad Idea [… Click to Continue …]

Aug 062018
 
RTotD: What is it About a Circuit??

During my run this past Friday, I wanted to increase my distance but I have to change the route. School will be starting in a few weeks so I can no longer use the elementary playground (because I don’t want to look like some perv creeper). I thought the route I picked would be longer than the 4.4 miles I have been running through all of July. Unfortunately it is actually shorter so I ended up forcing myself to alter my route at the last minute to try to at least hit the same distance. As a result, I had to double back on parts [… Click to Continue …]

May 102018
 
My Nerd Fitness: Running the Flying Pig 5K

Last year is the first time I attempted running the Flying Pig 5K race. Actually it was the first time I ran ANY 5K race. I did not train well for it but I wasn’t terribly upset with 40 minutes; it’s the perfect bar to set for myself. The goal this year, to fully run the race and, hopefully, improve my time by 2-4 minutes. I have a lot of friends to thank for helping me achieve this goal; some old and some new. Since moving to Cincinnati I have a few new friends that are avid runners (some are marathon runners). Utilizing their advice [… Click to Continue …]

Mar 262018
 
Bad Idea Birthday Challenge 2018

The “Bad Idea Birthday Challenge” is not something I came up with. A guy that is also a former employee of my previous company is a marathon runner and the concept belongs to him (but he calls it Bad Idea Birthday Run). He and I were part of the Wellness Committee for our former company so we always came up with different fitness challenges. His version is that on, or around, his birthday he runs his age in miles. As I said previously, he is a marathon runner so that is something that I will NEVER accomplish. However that doesn’t mean I didn’t find inspiration [… Click to Continue …]