Category Archives: Running

Race Report: John Theissen Children’s Foundation Freaky 5k

This was a fun morning! The Freaky 5k benefits the John Theissen Children’s Foundation, and John himself was the race director. John is a runner too so he promised a well-organized, on-time race and he certainly delivered. As promised, the race started at exactly 8:30am. The course was through a neighborhood with lots of twisty […]

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How EasyRoute is always useful to me

I feel compelled to write about this because I take great satisfaction in the fact that I actually use EasyRoute quite regularly almost a year after releasing the first version. In fact, because of all the snow we’ve gotten here in New York, I’ve had to use it quite a bit recently. You’d think I’d […]

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A Pneumonia Anniversary

One year ago today, I was diagnosed with pneumonia. Why mark this anniversary? It ended my first bid to run a marathon pretty early into the training program. After spending many years as a runner with little interest in marathoning, I had somehow come around was very excited about finishing a 26.2-mile race. I was […]

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Race Report: Greg Fried 5k in Roslyn

Today, I ran the 2nd Annual Greg Fried Memorial 5k in Roslyn. The tragedy in Boston made it somewhat somber for me, but I did my best to absorb being back and running through my historic and beautiful childhood hometown. Like last year, it was nice to meet some friendly runners before and after the […]

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Race Report: Race for Spinal Victory 5k 2013

I ran this last Saturday and didn’t have time to write a post until Monday, but by then it just didn’t feel appropriate. I ran another race today, but I wanted to cover this one first, because it’s a great race! First, the course is terrific — a fast and flat run up and down […]

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Pray for Boston

I was going to make some announcements with tonight’s post; instead I sit here wiping away tears. Logic is an essential part of computer programming, thus who I am. When these things happen, I ask why? How could this happen? Even to a deranged mind, how could this make sense? I don’t get it. Marathoners? […]

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First Races of the Season

I thought I overheard someone say something about it being spring a couple of weeks ago. It sure doesn’t feel like spring with daytime temperatures still down in the 40s, but the spring 5Ks are here anyway. First up, on April 14, 2013 is the Race for Spinal Victory (online registration here). I ran this […]

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Recovering From Pneumonia, Back to Running

I had my follow-up with the doctor today. Good news and bad news. The good news is my lungs are clear, the bad new is I shouldn’t run in the cold. Warmer weather is just around the corner, and the word “cold” is relative. Some time ago I couldn’t run in the cold at all. […]

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EasyRoute Submitted!

I wrote an app for the iOS App Store and just submitted it today! It’s called EasyRoute! It’s a route planner for runners. Yes, there are route planners available on the web, but I’ve wanted this feature on my iPhone and iPad for years (literally) and decided to do something about it. I like to […]

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No Long Island Marathon for me this year

Last week I had some small hope that I could somehow get back into training for the 2013 Long Island Marathon after I recovered from pneumonia. Boy, did I underestimate pneumonia. I thought it was unlikely, but had a little hope of salvaging the marathon because after some searching, I saw some people were able […]

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