the more i know

I’m rereading this post before I press ‘publish.’ Jeeze. This kid has an awfully hard life! It’s not that bad, but it is a little on the syrupy side. I’m aware. Just warning you. —————————- Sue asked for insight. The truth is that I’m not sure I can give you much. Here’s what I can [...]

nyc marathon ’08 report

Pre race Alarm at 4:00. Up at 4:15. It’s not nearly as cold as I thought it would be. I normally just do the pbj and water before a long run, but it’s six hours till I go, so I guess I should eat something. Make a cup of tea, grab a banana, glass of [...]

In corral

In corral, originally uploaded by poorsparky. Here we go. 10 minutes. See ya in central park.

Wave 1 closed

Wave 1 closed, originally uploaded by poorsparky. Entry to the wave 1 corrals is closed. Wave r starting very soon. A few helicopters over the bridge. It’s cold out here, but I camped out behind a ups truck to get out of the wind. Everyone here is very nice. Lots of Frenchmen. All of them [...]

athlete village

athlete village, originally uploaded by poorsparky. Caught an earlier ferry and shuttle. At the athlete village.


There is a certain amount of automation involved in this; Read running schedule, get up, run. Rinse and repeat for 18 weeks. It’s a challenge but it’s not impossible. My run tomorrow is dedicated to Dominic Melita, someone who faced extraordinary challenges every day of his life. He left this earth just short of his [...]