Running slump

Ugh. (I should count all the posts I’ve started off with “ugh”) I’m ready to accept it, I’m in a running rut. This happens every once in a while and often this time of year. I love running, but sometimes I just can’t gather up the motivation to really bother. Over the long Thanksgiving weekend, I completely wrecked my sleep schedule. I typically try to wake up around 5:45-6am during the week, but over the five days of Thanksgiving weekend, I slept until 9am every morning. [Read More]

Treating myself to mental health care

Anyone who reads this blog or follows me on Twitter is likely to be aware I suffer from depression. I get that kind of depression that’s more aptly described as “suicidal depression” than simply just depression. To say it’s a real buzzkill would be an understatement. But in addition to depression, I also have anxiety and ADHD. It’s a real fun trifecta, let me tell you. Not only do they each have their own symptoms, but together they make for a really fun feedback loop. [Read More]

New blog!

Welcome to my new blog! Well, it’s not completely new, but it looks different! That counts for something, right? Let’s start off with the url. I’m making the move to, it’s short and obviously a .run domain is where it’s at. As for, that url is now aliased to, so both urls work completely interchangeably. No links to old blog posts will be broken and you can still get here by going to www. [Read More]

iPhone X initial impressions

After about 24 hours with the iPhone X, I wanted to write up some of my initial impressions of the phone. It’s the biggest change to the iPhone ever and I’m sure there are a ton of people who have a lot of questions. For reference, I’m coming from an iPhone 7 Plus which, while unwieldy, had become something I’d gotten used to using. First, after just powering on the phone, it feels really nice in your hand, almost like you’re just holding a screen. [Read More]

2017 Chicago Marathon - 3:32:28

Chicago Marathon number three and my twelfth marathon overall! Let me just say off the bat, I have weird mixed feelings about this race. It’s hard to complain about a 3:32 finish and a BQ, but I’m not exactly thrilled with how I got there. But before I get into the race itself… Pre-race Danielle and I got to Chicago in the early afternoon on Thursday and, for the most part, I didn’t want to spend too much time on my feet, but Thursday and Friday ended up being bit more walking around than planned. [Read More]

A quick pre-Chicago Marathon training update

Since it’s sort of the last minute here and I’m planning to go to bed in an hour, I’m going to keep this short…at least for my standards. But I did want to throw up a quick little pre-race post regarding training. Going into my third Chicago Marathon and twelfth marathon total tomorrow, I can’t remember the last time I felt this out of running shape. It’s hard to describe, but I just feel slow and untrained. [Read More]

2017 Newport Liberty Half Marathon - 1:48:45

This post probably should have gone up two weeks ago, rather than today, but I’ve fallen a bit behind. I love the Newport Liberty Half Marathon. Not really because it’s a particularly amazing race, in fact, large chunks of the the course are on roads and paths that aren’t in the best of conditions. But the race is in my home of Jersey City and parts of the course are along my daily running routes in Liberty State Park and the Jersey City Waterfront. [Read More]