Reposting from last night. Much of last year’s stuff, but I’ll also be sporting black, Flashdance leg warmers.

Wineglass Marathon 2011 – Race Report

Friday – We decided to make a long weekend out of the trip to Corning. Lar booked a hotel room for 2 nights. We arrive on Friday night and settle in. Lar heads to the shower, and I settle in with a book. Two minutes after I start reading, I see this slithering down the [...]

Pre prep

Pre prep, originally uploaded by poorsparky. –

wineglass II

Hard to believe it’s been a year since I’ve posted. Many drafts sitting here, but nothing worth publishing. Anyway, I have been running, and today was my last long run (8 miler). Next weekend, I head to Corning to run the Wineglass Marathon. You’ll recall last year’s attempt was not great. I’ve thought about what [...]

wineglass marathon ’10

Saturday – Packet pickup in Corning ends at 5:00, so we leave Brooklyn at @9:45 thinking that it’ll take 5 hours if the traffic is light. Mercifully, there is very little traffic and getting out of Manhattan is a breeze. Lar’s driving first which means that technically she can’t fall asleep. That also means that [...]


Just wanted to drop a quick note to say that I am alive. The weather was beautiful, but the race was ugly. Full report to follow.

Elmira blues.

Elmira blues., originally uploaded by poorsparky.

early night

We leave for Corning tomorrow morning, so we’re getting to bed early tonight. It’s an 8:00 start on Sunday, and it looks like it’s going to be overcast, 40 degrees with a chance of rain. I will be liveblogging if I can remember how to do it, so keep an eye right here. And hey, [...]

the long run – pics

Sept. 11 – It’s three weeks until the Wineglass Marathon. Today is my 20 miler. Planning to head over the Brooklyn Bridge and up the west side of Manhattan. Brought the blurry-cam along this time. Wake at 4:30. For the last four weeks in a row, try as I might, I’m unable to get out [...]

cheers & jeers

While we wait for those devastatingly funny race reports, I thought I might vent a bit. It’s time for PrepHo Cheers & Jeers™. First up, cheers! to the good people at St. Ives, makers of St. Ives Apricot Facial Scrub. It makes your face feel pirdy! Check it out! Yeah, that’s right, I like facial [...]