Category Archives: World Major Marathons

Sorry Daughter # 1: No NYC in 2012

Daughter # 1 will be distraught to read this: I did not get a bib number during the NYC 2012 marathon lottery yesterday. We’ve been awaiting word since round-about noon yesterday, but alas, after 19 hours of finger-crossing, my profile … Continue reading

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The Lottery

I’ve got The Lottery on my mind lately, and I don’t mean the Mass Millions “you can’t win if you don’t play” one; I mean the Shirley Jackson “lottery in June, corn be heavy soon” type of lottery. You know, … Continue reading

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Footprints

“If you want to leave footprints in the sands of time, don’t drag your feet.” – Arnot L. Sheppard I’m a sucker for a good quote and this one had me biting my lower lip from the moment I saw … Continue reading

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House Money

I am many things in this world; “gambler” ain’t high on the list. When work whisks me to Sin City, I daily risk my life running on the Strip but rarely risk cash in the casinos. Still, even non-gambling me … Continue reading

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Chicago: to be or not to be, that is my question

This week, most East Coasters are asking “did’ja feel it?”—the “it” being Tuesday’s 5.8 earthquake. But the question on my lips is “should I do it?”—the “it” being the fast-approaching Chicago Marathon. With my coach’s blessing, I signed up for … Continue reading

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