Category Archives: sports and leisure

2008 Race for Pace 5K

Well, I didn’t finish the Race for Pace in under 25 minutes, as I’d hoped. Still, I can’t be too disappointed. Running on a very hilly course just one week after running a grueling half marathon, I finished in 25:20. Not bad.

A Tale of Two Races: 2008 Great Race 10K and Chamber Classic Half Marathon

It was the best of races. It was the worst of races. On September 28, I ran a PR in the Great Race, finishing in 50:49. That’s more than 3 minutes faster than last year’s 53:56. The only way I could have been happier is if I’d broken 50 minutes. The Chamber Classic half marathon […]

WTF?! Wednesday: Guest Rant!!

Surprise, surprise… I’m not the only one with a rant!† I’ve had a number of folks contact me about wanting to contribute to a “WTF?! Wednesday” post, or to Reality 101 in general.† Some aren’t comfortable yet with broadcasting their names all over the internet (Can you believe that?† Someone uncomfortable with the thought of […]

2008 Mothers Days 5K and Fathers Day 10K

Oops. I’ve neglected to report on my participation in the Race for the Cure 5K on Mothers Day. Well, my 26:59 finish (8:42 pace) wasn’t my worst, but it certainly wasn’t my best. I certainly haven’t been training as much as I should. In my defense, though, it should be noted that there were a […]

Penguins? *Yawn*

Am I the only Pittsburgher who doesn’t give a flying fart about the Pens? Come to think of it, I’m not sure I care much for any team, or any sport for that matter. With each passing year I find it harder to get excited about watching people get paid too much to play games. […]