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Here are the top 5 most read posts.  A sampling of my misadventures in running:

Race Report: Big Sur International Marathon

Um.  There’s no pithy way to intro this.  I’m going to recap the race first — since that what you all came to see — and then fill you in on the details of Monterrey, a shakeout run with Bart Yasso where he yelled SELFIE and my general impressions of the race, support, and expo.

Race Report: The Pittsburgh Marathon (2014)

Let me get right to it.  This is the best race I have ever run in my life.  Ever.  To be perfectly honest I had zero expectations about this race going in especially after the way my race fell apart in California a mere 7 days earlier.  I was of course pleasantly delighted when everything — literally everything — fell into place and made a near perfect race.

On Fueling and Feeling Better

Last week on Instagram I showed a not so fabulous side by side picture for transformation Tuesday.

A Letter to Monika

Dear Monika,

I think you are awesome.  Obviously.

The Paul Ryan Curse: Marathon Morning

Alternatively titled: well, there’s nothing else I could really call it.

My alarm went off at 2:30 AM and I jumped up to turn it off.  I had laid out my outfit and all my gear the night before so I ate my Nature Valley Almond Bar, took my medicines, and picked up my phone to take a few pictures.  Then this happened: