Thursday, December 26, 2013

New Year, New Goals

Next week as you walk in to your gym, you'll be greeted with a seasonal flock tackling their New Year's resolution. Rest assured that as January and February progress, the crowds will abate and you'll be able to fit back in to that Body Pump or spin class much easier. In the meantime, I suggest expanding your routine outside for a change of pace (pun intended).

Saturday, December 21, 2013

TUNESday: "Chocolate" by The 1975

TUNESday is a moving target for me these days. Wanting to find time to publish all the items I want to share in addition to this weekly feature is causing me to bend my posting schedule. My friend Katherine warned me that a weekly feature could be taxing with my unpredictable work hours this time of year, but I'm not giving up on TUNESday just yet. I do love my music and it's what gets me through run after run.

Thursday, December 19, 2013


I'm pretty fortunate that I don't have a ton of people that I need to shop for during the holidays. The few people that I do exchange gifts with are easy to shop for, and I completed those purchases in mid November. For those of you who aren't as fortunate or as foresighted as I, here's your opportunity to check a few more names off that shopping list in the final days before Christmas, plus support local businesses in the metro New Orleans area.

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Ole Man River Half Marathon: The 2013 Recap

I find it funny that of the multiple bodies of water that the Ole Man River Half Marathon and 5K touches, none of them are the Mighty Mississippi. However, the H20 that concerned me most leading up to this past Saturday’s race didn’t come in the form of a lake or bayou, but instead from above.

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Baton Rouge Beach Marathon: The 2013 Recap

On Friday last week, I was running around like a chicken with its head cut off. Coincidentally, the reason for the scurrying was prep for my participation in the 20th Anniversary of the Baton Rouge Beach Marathon put on by the Running Chicken Track Club.

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

TUNESday: "Pompeii" by Bastille

I'm a day late with this week's TUNESday selection, but I thought the unveiling of medals for the 2014 Spring distance racing season in Louisiana was much more pressing news. I also thought that this song selection was good enough to warrant its own post.

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

2014 Medal Reveals

With everything going on during the holidays, and other festivities the past several weeks, I feel like I've been out of touch on social media. I'm also waking up to 40+ retail emails spamming me every morning. In the flurry of all these messages, I missed some very important announcements from upcoming local races.
Today, I present the one place to see all the medals from upcoming marathons and halves in the South Louisiana / Mississippi area!

Thursday, December 5, 2013

MS Gulf Coast Marathon & Half: The 2013 Recap

For many, the weekend after Thanksgiving is a time for recovery. Some have to purge from the gluttony they enjoyed the Thursday prior. Others recover by bringing family to the airport to send them far and away. For runners along the Mississippi Gulf Coast, the recovery needed doesn't start until mid-day Saturday. That's when the Mississippi Gulf Coast Marathon, Half Marathon and 5K have concluded.

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

NOAC Turkey Day Race: The 2013 Recap

The New Orleans Athletic Club's Turkey Day Race is annually one of those events that you attend where you see people you've never seen before at any race throughout the year. Participants show up in droves, spilling out of cars in the neighborhoods of Mid City, walking to Tad Gormley Stadium, and lining up at the start line greeting family and friends as they start their holiday.

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Special Edition TUNESday: "Shake It" by Metrostation

Last week in my December preview, I alluded to the fact that this Saturday's Baton Rouge Beach Marathon is a special race. In December of 2008, this race was my first full marathon. I was under trained, but determined to finish. That I did, and have been running 26.2 ever since.