The Final Countdown

May 5, 2011

As the clock ticks toward race time, and with only hours remaining in the contest to predict our finishing times, here are a handful of thoughts regarding Saturday. First, I’m flattered that so many have predicted a sub-2:00 finish for my half marathon. I certainly hope to deliver. Realistically, this is still in the “wait […]


Prediction Considerations

April 30, 2011

With the race less than a week away, I’d like to give everyone some things to think about to make the best possible prediction you can (on the fun page) to win a prize. Things that will speed me up on race day: My weight. When I ran fifty miles last fall, I weighed in […]


Long Runs and Taxes

April 18, 2011

In 1789, Benjamin Franklin philosophized that “in this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.” In 2011, the United States put off Tax Day until April 18, straying from the typical date of April 15. The reasons had to do with Emancipation Day and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) not […]


Not what you expected?

April 14, 2011

If you had presented the following facts to me a couple of months ago, I wouldn’t have guessed the nation they describe: Among developed nations, she has one of the highest rates of relative poverty, according to reports released just a few years ago. One in six of her people live below the poverty line. […]


Why partner with GHNI?

April 8, 2011

Some of you may be curious why we decided to team up with Global Hope Network International (GHNI) this spring. David first became familiar with GHNI in 2003, when a college friend of his and Ben’s completed an internship with the organization. That same year, through David’s work internationally, he met GHNI’s founder. Fast forward […]


A New Endeavor – Running for Hope

April 5, 2011

I am excited to announce that I am joining forces with my good friend, David, to raise money for a worthy cause.  We are in the midst of training for the Wisconsin Marathon and Half Marathon in Kenosha on May 7, 2011.  We have set somewhat aggressive goals.  I am hoping to finish the full marathon […]


Race Videos

December 30, 2010

A big thanks to my brother, Andrew, who filmed me on race day and put together two great videos.  First watch the trailer, then watch the full movie! Trailer: Full Movie:


I did it!

November 11, 2010

What an amazing day. Please check out my running blog for the complete recap of the race. I am also overjoyed that my efforts raised over $2,200 for Compassion International. Thank you, thank you, thank you!


The Final Week

October 18, 2010

The final week of preparation is here!  I ran four miles this morning (Monday).  I’ll run three more tomorrow.  After complete rest on both Wednesday and Thursday, I’ll run two very easy miles on Friday to ensure all systems are go for the race on Saturday.  The toughest days of training seem long ago, but […]


Tapering Phase

October 8, 2010

With about two weeks to go before the race, I am now in the tapering phase, gradually reducing the distance of my training runs to build stamina for race day. I am feeling very confident that things will go well, as I have successfully completed the main phase of training. Be sure to check out […]