Race Review: Bucks County Marathon

Race Review: Bucks County Marathon

The original plan was to run Chicago. Then the already twice-postponed wedding of Kurt’s son was re-scheduled for October 9, 2021 – Chicago Marathon weekend – and I knew I’d have to look for another race. I had run Bucks County (Pennsylvania) before, in 2015 just five weeks after running Chicago that year and still managed cut 8 minutes off my time. It was a very flat and fast course.

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Just showing up

Just showing up

Worst. Marathon. Ever. was how I described my 11th this past Sunday in social media posts. That wasn’t entirely accurate. It was just my time that was the worst ever and slowest would probably have been a more appropriate word. Because my eleventh marathon was also perhaps the prettiest – and maybe the best reminder of who I am.

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Gratitude: 25 Years Running

Gratitude: 25 Years Running

There have been a couple running milestones I missed commemorating here because I haven’t been as prolific this year as I’ve been in the past. The first was my 25th Runiversary. That is, the 25th Anniversary of the day I started running which passed unceremoniously on March 4th. The second is Global Running Day which happens each year on the 1st Wednesday in June. So, yesterday.

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How race cancellations affect charities and what you can do to help

How race cancellations affect charities and what you can do to help

The Chicago Marathon became the latest casualty last week in a long list of canceled marathons in 2020. Anyone who didn’t see it coming was in denial. Although being realistic about it and being extremely disappointed aren’t mutually exclusive. 

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My Surf City Marathon Experience

My Surf City Marathon Experience

A review of Surf City Marathon Weekend from last year can be found HERE. Once again organizers did a superb job and I was happy to be back. For this post, I am not going to review (again) the attributes of the race weekend (not much new to say). Today, I’m going to focus on what was different about this destination race – namely that I ran the full Marathon for the first time after several years of doing the Half and my experience chasing a time goal.

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