One year ago, I did this: Yes: I ran in a margarita. Otherwise known as a “character building experience.” And, joy! Look what’s in store tomorrow: One appendage-numbing character building experience is enough for this sissy mary. I guess this means no more Shamrock Shuffles for me. This March weather is just too volatile to… Read More Fool me once, shame on you…
To whom it may concern: Yesterday I, along with three friends, participated in the 2009 Hot Chocolate 15k/5k, hosted by RAM Racing. While it was a beautiful Fall day for a race, the organization of the event unfortunately made for an incredibly aggravating experience. And it wasn’t just me: my racing companions, and nearly everyone… Read More An open complaint letter to RAM Racing
Or, running zombies, rather. The Trick or Treat Trot has become a Halloween tradition for Jamie, Lindsey and me. As it’s so much fun, Eric (Jamie’s fiancé) and Kris (Lindsey’s fiancé) decided to join us this year. And this year we stepped it up and went in costume. Because we’re awesome? Crazy photos, of course,… Read More Run! Zombies!
I’ve totally slacked off on my running obligations for several months. In fact, as an indication of how much I’ve been blogging about running, my tag cloud in the right-hand column of this here blog has “running” at about three point font. But, I’m making up for it! October 25, 2009: Trick or Treat Trot!… Read More And the running begins…
WHAT a weekend. I wish I could just hit “repeat.” Patti LuPone | Coulda, Woulda, Shoulda| Pfeiffer Hall First off, Pfeiffer Hall in Naperville is one of the quaintest venues I’ve seen LuPone play. Smack in the center of Naperville’s town square and kitty-corner from a church, it’s just a few steps up from a… Read More Weekend Roundup: LuPone; Ravenswood Run; Hedwig
1) If I’m running up behind you and say “excuse me,” please move over. Don’t just stop walking and stand there. 2) I love my remixed, running-friendly version of the Legally Blonde Remix. It’s my new power song. 3) Whoever lets their dogs just poop on the sidewalk and not pick it up should allow… Read More Ten things I thought about today while running
I’m always in search of good running songs. I used to be a big ol’ showmo who worked out only to show tunes. In reality, that really doesn’t work since rarely does a show tune have a steady beat you can run to, and if it does, it’s often interrupted by dialog or some strange… Read More Bob’s running playlist
Why else would you wake up at the crack of dawn to hail a cab during a sleeting, thunder-snowing blizzard to go downtown to stand in Grant Park for 1.5 hours while snow slowly slides down your back and then herd up like so much cattle to run in slushpuddles for 4.97 miles on your… Read More I think I’m touched in the head
“Playboy Playgirl” by Pizzicato Five. I say “new” because I’ve had this record for ages, and lost it. But glory be, I found it! Warning: the chorus may get stuck in your head forever.
Jamie and I finished in record time (27:36 for me!). It turned out to be a gorgeous fall day. We were joined by Bert and Ernie, Wonder Woman and Ugly Betty (who passed me, btw – she was FLYING.), to name a few. What a great time. I’m so glad Jamie made me sign up.… Read More We’re rockstars
Next weekend is the Trick or Treat Trot. Jamie and I decided it would be good to try running outside, without the aide of buttons or inclines or built-in TVs. As difficult as it was, we met at 8:30 Sunday morning and made our way to Montrose Harbor. Unfortunately, we happened upon some walk/run for… Read More Bob and Jamie get their training on