Wednesday, March 30, 2011


I know it’s weird to do a “year in review” update in March, but I just reached a significant milestone.

I believe in the value of setting goals. One year ago I ran my first 100 mile month and set the goal of maintaining that level of running for at least one full year. I achieved that goal this month.

Succeeding required running a total of 1,516 miles including:
  • four 5k’s
  • a 4 mile race on the beach
  • a 15k
  • two half marathons
  • two marathons, and
  • completing an ultramarathon training program (I’m currently tapering for the race on 4/9/11)
I suffered aches and pains along the way, but managed to complete the year without incurring any significant injuries.  I attribute this both to Chi Running and to the sage advice of some very patient, generous and accomplished runners.

I discovered that the benefits of an ice bath far outweigh a few minutes of discomfort and rediscovered the long lost, youthful pleasures hidden deep within a tall glass of chocolate milk.

I found serenity in a 20 mile long run.

Most importantly, I found a great group of new friends who share my passion for running. I know I couldn’t have achieved this without them.


  1. Congrats Bob, you should feel very proud of everything you have and continue to accomplish. When you look in the mirror, I hope you see and amazing runner!

  2. Wow! I am so impressed. You are a fitness/running machine! Nice job!!

  3. Very impressive! Congratulations to you!