Half #50 is in the books

This morning I ran my 50th half marathon since July 2011. It’s also race number 55 of my 180 goal. I ran this race last year. Luckily it was MUCH warmer this year, but that didn’t take away the fact that it’s a tough course. No PR today. But, I still managed to cut off nearly 25 minutes from my last race with a 2:47:34. Not my fastest, but it got me where I wanted…

Fartlek Friday, Part I

Welcome to the first installment of ‘Fartlek Friday.’ If you followed me on my last blog this will basically be the same kind of post, just under a different name. Fun Friday Fanaticism was great, but a name like Fartlek Friday is truly awesome, especially considering this is a running blog. And, who doesn’t love to fartlek? Now, if you are not familiar with the word “fartlek” you can learn about it here on Wikipedia….

Proud

Tonight at the gym, I had one mission. I wanted to get in an “easy three” before my half marathon on Saturday. But, that plan failed miserably. The plan quickly turned into an “easy five” run and I just kind of … ran. It wasn’t a fartlek, sprint or training run, but a simple run. A mind clearing run. The kind of run where I end up talking to myself and run things out. I plugged…

Put one foot in front of the other

In the spirit of Frosty the Snowman … HAPPY BIRTHDAY! I can’t tell you how many times I watched the show the past month with my two-year old niece. She is hopelessly addicted to Frosty. That is all she wants to watch. Even when we try to get her onto another Christmas show she still demands Frosty. How can you say no to a cute two year old? You can’t. You just can’t. As much…

Welcome to Running180!

The wait is over! Welcome to Running180. If you haven’t guessed yet, yes, this is my new blog. After spending the past 3-4 years with Blogger/Blogspot I decided it was time for a change. I wanted to move onto bigger and brighter things. I am now hosted by Bluehost.com and simply am looking to expand my blogging presence. I want/need to share my story on a bigger stage. So why Running180? Why not keep Running Towards…

Why does Santa Claus have to be fat?

Sure, I am not launching my blog until next week, but I had to share my frustration about something that would be fairly irrelevant come next week. And, that’s the cause of Santa Claus. Why does he have to be fat? You look back to early drawings and photos of St. Nicholas and he’s nowhere near the size the we’ve grown accustom to the past half century or so. Even in film there are some…

Taking shape

Well if you haven’t noticed yet, Running180 is shaping into a blog. And, yes, it is my blog. After using Blogspot/Blogger for the past 4-5 years I decided I needed to move along. It was a difficult split. I am still getting accustomed to WordPress and all the fancy gizmos (that last statement made me sound like I am 75 years old or older). Blogger is just so user friendly … sigh. But, I feel…

Coming January 2014: Running180

Welcome to Running180! Over the next couple of weeks you will slowly start noticing this website take shape. Please be patient. I am sure you will be extremely happy with the end result. In the meantime please connect with me on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. More social media platforms should be made available over the next few weeks. If you would like to email me with your comments, questions or potential sponsorship please feel free…