Without Music

It has been three years since my first outdoor long run without music.  I was down at the shore in Long Beach Island, NJ and realized I had forgotten my headphones at home.  So it was either run without music or no run at all.  So I ran and by the end I had forgotten that I didn’t have music and ever since; I rarely listen to music.

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I should say though, treadmill miles are still with all of the electronic devices available to me.  But maybe one day I will be like my hero and friend RunEMZ and run all the miles without all of the media. Until then Happy Running!

-G

Naked Prussian – 2018

Back in March I ran the Naked Prussian Marathon on March 31, 2018.  It was my second time completing it.  I finished it 30 minutes faster than last year – WHAT?!  The weather was perfect for running.  Since I have been running Uberendurance races for a couple of years now, I tend to see the same people on the trails every year.  Last year  I ran with a guy dressed like the pope  this year I saw him within the first mile as well as another friend.  So for the first half of the race I had company but right around the half way mark there a bunch of hills and I broke away from them.  I didn’t feel like I was working very hard but I just felt solid and wanted to keep moving.  It was such a beautiful day I was enjoying being outside.racephoto

Around mile 17 my stomach started giving me issues.  I was eating too much junk and it was starting to upset my stomach and give me heartburn.  I was regretting the sip of beer I had at the last aid station.  Of course when I came up to the next aid station and they had Dunkin Donuts, I couldn’t help myself but have the lonely half someone had left.  Nothing about that donut ended up being a good idea and just made the last six miles even more painful.  If there is anything I am good at is putting my head down and working when that’s my only option.  So that what I did.

I was able to finish in 6 Hours and 2 minutes which is 30 minutes faster than last year.  I think I can shave even more time off next year!  Overall the race was a lesson in nutrition, although I am burning 3,000 calories running it doesn’t mean I can eat whatever I want.  Lesson learned.

 

Boom

Its been a minute.  What can I say? I’ve been busy.

The real reason for my post is that yesterday, July 26, 2018, I passed the State test to receive my Pennsylvania Salesperson License. Boom.Killin itAfter years of good intention, I got that shit done.  This is what this year has been about for me. Getting Shit Done.  Boom.