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NYRR Japan Run 4M 2017

After a cold, rainy Saturday, we woke up early Sunday morning to a slightly chilly, cloudy Mother’s Day morning. Andrea and I headed down to Central Park to start our day with a loop around Central Park for the annual Japan Day run for New York Road Runners.

The 2017 runDisney Star Wars Dark Side Challenge

I decided last year to run the runDisney Kessel Run again after completing it in 2016. I ran the Light Side without a problem in January, but after signing up for Dark Side last summer, I joined Team For Kids to run the Boston Marathon – less than a¬†week before running the Dark Side Challenge. […]

Boston Marathon 2017

When I started running, my original goal was to run a 5k. After completing it, my goals escalated. Run a half marathon. Run a marathon. And once I was running marathons, I wanted to run different courses, and I began to start on the marathon majors. The biggest marathon (not by number of runners) – and hardest to get into – is the Boston Marathon. On April 17, I set out to run through Massachusetts on my fifth marathon major.

NYRR UAE Healthy Kidney 10k 2017

With a week to go before the Boston Marathon, the last “long” run for my taper was set to be six miles. The same weekend, New York Road Runners had their annual UAE Healthy Kidney 10k, which I decided would be the perfect way to get in that last six mile run – plus an extra .2 miles – in preparation for the marathon.

NYRR Run to Breathe 4M 2017

About a month ago, I ran the Tokyo Marathon, and I am weeks away from the Boston Marathon, but I need to start looking to my future races. Now that it is warming up, I wanted to start doing my 9+1 for the 2018 NYC Marathon, so I ran the Run to Breathe 4M.

Review: Lima Ultra

Everything on the internet these days is about “the cloud.” From hosting servers to files, everything is put up in the cloud, but ultimately it just means you are putting your contents on someone else’s computer somewhere. There are so many services online to host and share files, all of which give basic service for free then charge a monthly fee to get more space. Instead of being chained to a monthly fee with iCloud, Dropbox, Box, etc., there is a simple option to set up your own with the Lima Ultra.

The 2017 Tokyo Marathon

After running the New York Marathon a couple times, I wanted a bigger goal and set my sights on the six Marathon Majors. I started on the road to completing them by running the Chicago Marathon then the Berlin Marathon a year later. Now it is over two years later and I set my sneakers to the pavement in Tokyo.

Review: The Unofficial LEGO Technic Builder’s Guide

Most people think for LEGO as the bricks that started the plastic building company, but there is a second type of LEGO building referred to as technic, which uses beams and pins to construct the builder’s creations. The Unofficial LEGO Technic Builder’s Guide teaches prospective builders how to make use of the technic pieces to create more technical builds.

Review: The LEGO Animation Book

For many years people have utilized LEGO parts to create their own stop motion animated films, more commonly referred to as brickfilms. Two notable members of the brickfilm community are David Pagano and David Pickett, and together they wrote The LEGO Animation Book to share their knowledge with those who want to start creating their own.

Review: The LEGO Christmas Ornaments Book

‘Tis the season to be jolly, and to decorate in accordance with the holidays. Like most things, making your own decorations are more meaningful than store bought ones. And if you are going to make your own decorations, why not build them with LEGO? In that regard, No Starch has published The LEGO Christmas Ornaments Book by Chris McVeigh to help decorate the tree.