July 17, 2022 — The Shoreline Marathon

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I’m finding it very difficult to put into words the feeling of hopelessness that today brought. The best I can come up with is to define it in the macro sense with this image: The Shoreline Marathon bills itself as having “beautiful ocean views.” The marine layer was one thing but the real scenery killer […]

June 4, 2022 – REVEL Rockies

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The less said, the better. The conditions and course were practically ideal for a Boston Qualifying time, so much so that I ran in my 2019 Qualifier shirt. But it wasn’t meant to be. I failed at each and every opportunity. Was it the toll the delayed flight to Denver took? Or the disabled tram […]

Willamette Valley Marathon – May 29, 2022

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“Mercury is in retrograde.” This is what my friend said as we struggled to find parking earlier this week. From street cleaning notifications to permit only to loading zones, each “open spot” proved to be an illusion. I was familiar with the phrase but I guess I really didn’t know the details behind it. She […]