Ramblings From The Road

The ramblings of a rambling runner rambling about running and rambling.

Now What?

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And then, in a slow, sauntering flash-bang, it was two thousand and thirteen. Damn. Now what? I’ve got no plan.  I’m not training for anything.  I’ve got no goals.  I have absolutely nothing specific I want to accomplish.  I don’t even know where this post is going to end up, but it’s starting here. Last […]

My mind is still kind of spinning after the chaos of hurricane Sandy, the devastation it caused on the east coast, particularly in New York City1 and New Jersey2, the confirmation that the New York City Marathon was still very much on in an effort to boost morale in the city, the public sentiment against said decision, last […]

Dear New York, I hope you’re doing well I know a lot’s happen and you’ve been through hell    –   An Open Letter to NYC, Beastie Boys Yeah.  I’m going to run it.  There’s no need to preface this post with an explanation of what happened this past week and I’m not going to make any apologies […]

Yup, I’ve been slacking a bit on the ol’ blog updating front, but a speed test race seemed like a good time to jump start the habit again. I started my new training plan for New York City back on May 21, following Jack Daniels’ Marathon Training Plan A from his Daniels’ Running Formula. For […]

Man, I haven’t posted a thing since I moved to the new site.  Said migration coincided with a series of unfortunate events, which isn’t to say I couldn’t have sat on the couch and written something brilliant, or at least moderately amusing, but it really put me in a bad mood for weeks on end […]

I’ve Moved!

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In so many ways. First, my wife and I, who had originally planned to stay in Arizona through April, when she’s taking a trip to Europe with her mom and brother, decided last week that it was time to change that plan1, and rolled a few hundred miles west to Santee, California.  We got settled […]

Happy New Year! No, I’m not Chinese, or even a true Western Buddhist or anything of the like, but I’ve always had a bit of a thing for the Chinese Zodiac.  Maybe because I’m the only sign that doesn’t have clear signs of life1.  I am a dragon.  龍.  (One of the few Han characters […]

To be honest, yes, this Rock ‘n’ Roll event was significantly better organized and enjoyable than Las Vegas was.  Neither was an absolute disaster, and neither was perfect, but they were both enjoyable races and of course I can’t help but draw comparisons.  That said, I think I’m done with the Rock ‘n’ Roll brand1 […]

This probably isn’t going to be the greatest reflection on my 2011 goals, but let’s just get down to it.  The year is over.  And then some.  And I haven’t made any “resolutions” save for a resolution not to make any year-based goals for 2012.  So, before we get to far in to 2012, I’m […]

Random Thoughts


Sometimes I think.  Sometimes those thoughts get too unwieldy to finish.  Even for a blog of self-professed rambling.  So I will sum up. Latkes are yummy.  Especially when you swap up ingredients based on what you have on hand.  I followed my friend Deb’s recipe but swapped out red potatoes 1 and shallots instead of […]