Self-Journey & Race Schedule Update: 9/26/13

The Great Irish Fair 5K was spiritual for me. I returned to the scene of my first 5k less  than 3 months later, and in the interim have shaved 5 minutes off my 5k time. I feel stronger, younger, and look healthier. My diet, though still abhorrent, has less red meat. I’m currently limiting myself to two servings a week. I plan to put revising my thesis behind me over the next 30 days, and continue on this journey of self as my Masters studies conclude. I endeavor to have a sub 35 minute 5K in me by the end of the year. That would mean a reduction of ten minutes in my time from where I began. That’s the goal, and I’m almost  halfway there.

I’ve begun doing more core work regularly, mixing in arms and a bike ride as I can to pound the legs but give the feet a break.


June 29th: Brooklyn (Coney Island) Take Your Base 5K – 47:47

July 13th: Brooklyn (Prospect): MLB AllStar 5k: 47:33

August 4th: Brooklyn ( Brooklyn Bridge): 43:40

September 14th: Brooklyn (Coney Island) Great Irish Fair 5K: 42:56

October 12th: Brooklyn (Floyd Bennett)

November 28th: Prospect Park Turkey Trot! This race has my attention. It’s a 5 miler. My longest race ever, to get me ready for the 10K distance (6.2m).  

December 15th: This is the one. My first 10K.

December 31st I’ll be back in prospect (Or Central?) for the NYE 5K Run. Cause I’m nuts and I love everybody.


This is a fun journey so far. I pitch tomorrow afternoon with the opportunity to notch a spot in our championship game. We have won 3 exhilarating 1 run games in the span of a week to get here. Personally, I think we can do it.

I started running to get better at softball and hockey. Now I run to get better at running.


Catch you on the flipside,


Random Workout Musings

Yesterday was my rest day. Wrapped around it I’ve biked 22 miles between Sunday and Today.  Brooklyn is a wonderful place to bike. Had my first faceplant on the plum beach bike course, SAND EVERYWHERE IN MY SHIT. 🙂 I feel good. I should do more core stuff. It takes about ten minutes a day for an OK core workout. 

Other stuff: Graduation with my History Masters is February 1st! YAY SCHOOL ENDING. Maybe one day I’ll get my history Doctorate, where a bitching hat, carry a bullwhip and get named after a state. 

Now on to the workout musings:


  • I have a 5k coming up in 10 days, YAY.
  • Is that smell me after this workout? God I hope not.
  • Am I the only one who still lets out a DMX style Dog Bark when I’m really trying to give it a self-motivating push to close out part of a workout? Y/N/Maybe?
  • Midnight Shopping List: Pop Tarts (CINNY-MON!), 2% Milk, Greek Yogurts, Vitamin Waters.
  • Look, I don’t mind if you pass me. There are several factors, me being fat, you being a more experienced biker, you having a a racing bike, all these things. I don’t mind. But the competitor in me CANNOT allow you to revel in it if you do. Just pass me. Don’t be excited by it.  Because if you are… If you smirk or something…
  • … I will pass you again, I will make it my mission, I will DESTROY MYSELF to do it. I will enjoy it. I will afford you a long intimate view of my hindquarters and tail light as I leave you in my wake.
  • As I pass you after you showboated, I may in fact belt out a Hunt for the Red October quote. It’s your fault, you did this to yourself. “Once more, we play the deadly game.”

Hope you enjoyed that kids. Be good.