2019 Fitbit Miami Marathon

March 17, 2019 Fitness, Running

On January 27, I completed the 2019 Fitbit Miami Marathon. It was my first marathon of the year and fourth overall. All in all, it was a well-organized event and a great tour of the city. The course started in downtown Miami on Biscayne Boulevard in front of American Airlines Arena and ended nearby at Bayfront Park. In between, runners toured various parts of the city, including Miami Beach, downtown Miami, Key Biscayne, Brickell, and Coconut Grove. While the courseRead More

Los Angeles Marathon

March 20, 2018 Fitness

On Sunday, March 18, I successfully completed the 2018 Los Angeles Marathon. From “Stadium to Sea,” this was a really well organized event along a very scenic route; from Dodgers Stadium to Santa Monica Pier! What a great way to see LA: car free! This marathon served as training for the upcoming Coast to Coast Gravel Grinder on May 12 in Michigan (210 miles across the state from Lake Huron to Lake Michigan). My marathon goal was simple: just finishRead More

The 2018 Bigfoot Snowshoe Race

January 20, 2018 Fitness, Running

Despite the unseasonably warm weather, we were fortunate enough to have enough quality snow on the trails in Traverse City for the annual Bigfoot Snowshoe Race presented by Running Fit. This race is among the biggest snowshoe races in the nation and it serves as a qualifier for the U.S. Snowshoe Association’s championship race. I ran the race once before in 2007. That was my first time on snowshoes. I ended up winning my age group, but I didn’t realizeRead More

Detroit Half-Marathon

October 20, 2013 Fitness

Today I completed my third Detroit Free Press/Talmer Bank Half-Marathon. This was my first half-marathon in two years. I finished in 2:00:32. Respectable, but not great.

Rock CF Rivers Half Marathon

March 21, 2011 Running

Rock CF Rivers Half Marathon Results: 1:54:33 | 8:46/M | Age: 27th | Overall: 276th

Museums + Community

February 18, 2011 Community Involvement, Museums

This quote captures my feelings on museums and their role within the community: For museums to succeed and continue to be valued by their community and supported, they have to extend value in turn and go way beyond hanging objects on the wall or putting object in display cases to… serving as conduits to build community.” – Dewey Blanton, director of strategic communications at the American Association of Museums Source: Welch, Sherri. “More than just history.” Crain’s Detroit Business FebruaryRead More

Ready, Set, Go! Preparing to Run the Flying Pig Marathon

December 26, 2010 Adventure, Running

After years of deliberating my motivations for running a marathon, I have finally decided to give it a go. That’s right, on May 1, 2011 – at 6:30 a.m., to be precise – I will join several thousand runners at the starting line of the Cincinnati Flying Pig Marathon. Runners World recently rated this marathon on its top ten list of great marathons for first timers (See January 2011, A 1st to Remember). This recommendation, coupled with my desire toRead More