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My Return to 5K Racing

Posted on 8/14/2014 to Health and Fitness

Like most adult-onset runners, I got my start running in 5K fun runs, and between late 2007 and early 2010 I ran in quite a few 5Ks. However, I’ve not run a 5K since April 2010 when I ran the inaugural (and only) America’s Run 5K. As I mentioned in my last post, I’ve decided to start racing more often, and with a busy family life, that means shorter races, like 5Ks and 10Ks. To that end, I actually went out and signed myself up for an honest to goodness 5K race! Oh, and it’s this weekend!

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Hello…is anyone out there?

Posted on 8/5/2014 to Health and Fitness

Holy shit! 3+ years since my last post here—are you kidding me? I guess between raising 3 (now 4) kids, along with keeping up with my own interests, this website has fallen by the wayside. I’d like to tell you that is going to change, and that I’m going to be writing here more often, but that’s simply not something I can guarantee. That said, I’m going to try.

The last time we spoke, I had failed miserably at my attempt to run a 1:50 half marathon, and even failed to better my PR, which was nearly 5 minutes slower than my goal time. Of course that’s old news now. What you may not know is that a few weeks later I ran the Rock ‘n’ Roll Dallas Half Marathon with my wife (her first half), and had a great time. Since then, I also ran my very first marathon, The 2014 Cowtown Marathon with 3 friends. Let’s just say that an injury derailed any time aspirations that I had (torn hamstring 4 or 5 weeks before the race), but I finished.

I’ve decided to start racing more often. It’s been over 4 years since I last raced a 5K, 3 years for a half, and nearly 6 since my one and only 10K. It’s time to change that! I’ll be looking for some 5Ks, 10Ks, and even a half or two to do over the next several months. I’d love to do the Durango Double in October, but I’m not sure how realistic that is.

Well, that’s it for now.