December 31, 2009

The Art of Rest, part 2

I started running regularly just over a year ago. I logged 1,200 miles in 2009, ran 16 races, including the NYC Marathon, met a bunch of new friends, and learned a ton about myself. It's been a great year. Running was the perfect gift for the man who didn't know he had it all.

This year: I plan to get faster, build some weekly miles, get up early enough to run every day, or nearly. I'm registered for the Berlin Marathon, and there will be a bunch of races in between. I hope to break 5:00 in the mile, and 3:00 in the marathon.

I hope to find just the right training cocktail. Manhattans fueled me most of this year (along with barolos and burgundies). Perhaps Old Fashioneds, or pisco sours? I've heard a Rob Roy can improve leg turnover.

To all runners everywhere, I wish you a fantastic 2010. See you on the roads.


  1. Berlin Marathon! That's outrageous! Good for you!

    Can't wait to follow your progress.

    Happy New Year!

  2. Nice start. I hope your sophomore year will bring even more success. And as for the training cocktail, I find that Scotch on the rocks is tough to beat.

  3. If you really want to splurge, may I suggest a pousse-cafe?

  4. Scotch is good, but I haven't figured out how to avoid painfully choking on the ice cubes as I run. Keeping the layers intact on a pousse-cafe is probably a great drill for a smooth stride. I'll let y'all know how it goes.

  5. I share your exact mile and marathon goals. Cool about Berlin.