In the last couple months, I have had my worst run and my best run.  In May, I ran the Cleveland Half-Marathon, finishing in 2:18.  My goal was to finish in under 2 hours.  Heat, hills, and a horrendous stomach virus got the best of me. Needless to say, I was pretty bummed.  Any runner understands, though, that the only productive way to deal with a poor run is to get back up and try again.  That said, I will be running the Columbus Half-Marathon in October.  Sub-2 hour, hear I come!  (Also, a big congrats to my wife, Dona, for completing her first half-marathon!  Woo-Hoo!  And major props to my sister, Kara!  She ran the Cleveland Half-Marathon in 2:04!)

This past weekend, I ran in one of our local community runs, the Dean DePiero 5K.  My goal was to beat my previous best time of 24:38.  I ended up shattering that goal and finished in 23:05.  I was rather shocked!  I even got 3rd place for my age bracket (30-34)!

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