10K Is Close, Feels Far Away

    I have a goal, but one that seems to get further away with each week. In my RunKeeper app, the one goal that has been consistent over the last couple years is to run a 10K. After all the things I have done, running a 10K remains one of the things I’ve not crossed off my list. Regardless,…

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Taking Stock of the Holidays

The holidays are over, and as we descend into a gray, dreary January, I’m taking a few minutes today to celebrate the recent season. Our holidays began with Thanksgiving dinner at home. Stephanie, Katie, and my mom and dad enjoyed a fabulous turkey meal with all the trimmings. And the potato filling; never forget the potato filling. While cleaning up, we…

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New Year’s First Run

I started the new year this morning with a short run outside in the fresh chilly morning. It was nothing spectacular, but I had promised myself that I’d run this morning, and I did. Having allowed my conditioning to slide after training to run five miles last November in preparation for the Rothman 8K – which I didn’t run, story…

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All I Want For Christmas: Sanity

With Thanksgiving Day in the rear view mirror and the first snow of the season slowly melting, it looks lot like Christmas at our home on the hill, Beacon Hill, that is. That’s atypical. Our family’s pattern the last several years has been to delay decorating, shopping, and mailing Christmas cards as long as possible. My wife works retail, which…

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My Week In Pictures, Sept. 14

Dinner at Bricco Saturday night with my wife reminded me once more of how incredible Chef Jason Viscount’s restaurant truly is. I enjoyed the Alaskan Koho Salmon with zucchini, lentil, cauliflower, and squash purée. Truly fabulous. Sunday meant riding, specifically the Tour de Chocolate Town with Megan and Sam. The weather was truly spectacular, and the course fantastic. While the…

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Rambling August Rides

This summer, I’ve been focused far more on cycling than running. Some foot pain likely played a role in deemphasizing running, as well as just really enjoying my time on the bike this year. Although the season isn’t over yet, there were several memorable moments on rides over two weekends in August: Riding in the Covered Bridge Metric Century in…

My Week In Pictures

Last weekend began with a trip to the Lancaster Central Market Saturday morning. As we rounded the corner from the parking lot, we came upon a cupcake truck. Lancaster Cupcake was preparing for its grand opening in downtown Lancaster. We didn’t get a cupcake, but the shop looks like a blast. On Sunday, while preparing to grill some chicken for…

Where To Go

I’ve been thinking about vacation. Every place I look the last couple weeks, people are posting pictures of their summer vacations. Beach pics. Mountain pics. Bike pics. Fun pics. Where, and when, should I get away for a few days? After last winter, my trip to Florida in early March proved amazingly restorative. From the sun to the baseball to…

Nice Suit

Walking down the street in Harrisburg this morning, having just finished testifying at a hearing, and I met a woman on the sidewalk. About 10 years older than me, I think, and wearing a glimmering green top and khakis, she carried her purse in the crook of her left arm as she walked towards me from under the railroad overpass…