Posts Tagged ‘marathon’

2012 Tel Aviv Marathon: The Sun Comes Out

Tuesday, April 3rd, 2012

I know, I know.

You’re not supposed to run two marathons so close together. You’re supposed to let your body rest for a few weeks.

And in normal times, that would be sound advice.

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But we’re not in normal times now. So as long as Stella is feeling all right, I’m going to keep on running. We both want to focus on what is possible, even when it is difficult.

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2012 Jerusalem Marathon: A Beautiful Day in the Pouring Rain

Monday, March 19th, 2012

Of my six marathons, this year’s Jerusalem run was by far my favorite.

It was the coldest.

It was the wettest.

None of the others had gale force winds and, yes, several hail showers.

Yet despite the extreme weather, I can honestly say that I had a blast.

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Bring. It. On.

Thursday, March 15th, 2012

Today’s chemo appointment was postponed. That’s not good, not bad.

It just is.

But since Stella will not be dealing with the side effects tomorrow morning, I have decided to run the full 42.2 kilometer Jerusalem Marathon.

Yeah. I know.

It’s freezing, raining, and the wind is just howling outside my window.

But you know something?

Who the hell cares that the weather is a bit unpleasant.

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Jerusalem Terror Attack

Wednesday, March 23rd, 2011

Details are still coming in but a short time ago there was a terror attack in downtown Jerusalem. The attack occurred outside the Binyanei Hauma, the international convention center. Bit close to home since I was about to head over there. The registration for the Jerusalem Marathon is taking place there now and there is a running expo at the same time.

Thousands of my fellow runners are around the area. Everyone is looking forward to Friday’s first ever full 42 kilometer Jerusalem race.

Earlier, I had e-mailed a friend who is an emergency doc in Jerusalem to ask his advice about an injury. Now instead of dealing with a runner’s question, he is working on the casualties of the bomb.

Do I have words of wisdom or insight? No.

Bastards.

Running to Tiveria: Back at the Tiveria Marathon

Sunday, January 9th, 2011

A quick update from last week’s post. A representative of the Jerusalem marathon was in Tiveria and told us that they were NOT going to change the route — contrary to media reports. This now seems to be a fight between Meeretz (left-wing Israeli political party) members of the Jerusalem City Council and the Mayor’s office. For the time being, Adidas will stay out. Certainly the publicity does not hurt our cause, so good job to all who sent letters to Adidas.

Now, while that marathon is still 2 months away, let’s talk about Thursday’s Tiveria Marathon. Those who have followed my adventures know that last year, the last half of the marathon was complete hell for me as I misjudged the heat and didn’t drink enough. I ended up dehydrating and almost crawling across the finish line. While I do cherish the fact that I was able to finish, I was quite miserable at my own stupidity. If only I could do it over I thought at the time, I would do it better by being smarter.

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