Saturday, December 19, 2009


I broke 2700 miles running for the year. I actually did a 10 minute run today in the snow. Conditions were not that good to run in so I did not want to get hurt. I actually be averaging about 40 miles a week in the past two weeks which is good. My hip/leg is beginning to be a bit sore so I have to start doing my exercising again. Enjoy the snow and the holidays.

Congrats to Villanova for Winning the Div 1 AA football championship. GO CATS

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Hoilday Spirit

Here is a good holiday story. When I run, I usually run the same way or route but lately I have been mixing it up. So on my run a week back I noticed a store rewards card and a college id and that was about it. I ran this route a couple times and I still saw this stuff sitting there. So this past Monday I was running and I past the stuff again but this time I notice a wallet down the embankment so I stopped and looked through it. There was a driver license, a boat license and a social security card in it. I had no pockets so I grabbed this stuff and continued my run. When I got home, I got on facebook and I found the kid and told him I had his stuff and I told him I would mail it back to him. I felt bad that he could not come and get the rest of the stuff so later in the day I went back in my car and I gathered the wallet and all the stuff I could find scattered and I picked it all up. I then put it all in an envelope and mailed it back. I will let you know what the outcome is once he receives all his stuff. It is all about Karma.

Sunday, December 06, 2009

Busy Weekend

Well did two races in two days. Got our Christmas tree up and the house is decorated inside and out. First did a 5k at Penn State Brandywine on Saturday. This was a no frills trail 5k. There were no bib numbers no timers etc. We just got the command runners set and start. I ended up finishing first in a time of 20:31. Not my best time but it was cold, wet and an it was a trail run. Very neat event and lots of nice giveaways. Before the race we also got to hear Chirs McDougall talk about born to run and how he runs barefoot and how it is supposed to help you. I am interested in learning more about this but I am not sure barefoot running is something I will be doing in the near future. (by the way I beat him in the race) Overall this was a cool event especially that it was free and got to race in the snow.

Today I did the 32rd annual Brian"s Run. This used to be a 10K that started and ended at West Chester University but due to financial issues it moved to a high school in West Chester and it was changed to a 5 miler. This was a nice race also. I ran a 30:46. It was a tough course. Alot of hills and it was also cold. I hope they keep this race like this for the years to come.

Overall both races went well. I have been battling a cold and also I still not fully recovered from the Philadelphia Marathon so in these shorter races it is hard to find that extra gear. I am not sure if I will do anymore races this year. I hope to keep a base of 30 miles a week.

Enjoy the cold weather and stay warm and enjoy the holiday cheer.

I have also updated all my race results.