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Review: The Maker’s Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse

The inevitable zombie apocalypse will be upon us sooner than we think. Many of us think about what weapons we’ll use to battle them when it happens, and sometimes think about where we might hold up to defend ourselves from them, but what happens after that? How will we communicate with other survivors? Where will we get electricity? Luckily Simon Monk thought about these things and put them in The Maker’s Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse for us to have at the ready when the time comes.

NYRR Run for the Parks 4M 2016

On a chilly April morning, a week before traveling to Florida for back to back races, I ran my first New York Road Runners race of the year. For a four mile race, we ran Central Park and I started the road to the 2017 NYC Marathon.

Review: Pronto and Peel

With all the devices we have for our televisions, we become inundated with remotes. Our televisions, blu-ray/dvd players, cable boxes, AppleTVs, Rokus, etc. all come with remote controls to interface with each device. The solution is get the One Ring of remotes – one to rule them all. The Pronto and Peel app allows your smartphone to become that universal remote to control those devices.

The Disneyland Star Wars Rebel Challenge 2016

Last year, I ran the inaugural Star Wars Rebel Challenge (10k and half marathon), which combined my love of running and my love of Star Wars. Since they were going to run it again (and later announce the Kessel Challenge), I had to run it again. The races were run on January 16 and 17 […]

Review: The LEGO Adventure Book Volume 3

I previously reviewed The LEGO Adventure Book Volume 1 and Volume 2. Both were excellent resources for building and learning how to build original creations with LEGO, so when I was offered The LEGO Adventure Book Volume 3, I had to check it out and see more of Megan Rothrock’s excellent work.

Review: MiPosaur

Two things that kids of all ages seem to love are dinosaurs and robots. Creating a hybrid of the two is just mad science on the level of Mecha Godzilla, but the folks at WowWee have done just that with their MiPosaur.

NYRR Jingle Bell Jog 2015

Each December, the New York Road Runners hold their ringliest, jingliest jog to kick off the holidays and slowly bring the running year to a close. As the last short race eligible for the 9+1 to get into the NYC Marathon the following year, this popular race gives each of the participants bells to wear on their shoes as they run the four miles around Prospect Park in the winter chill of the Jingle Bell Jog.

NYRR Race to Deliver 4M 2015

As the year slowly draws closer and closer to its end, so does the 9+1 to gain entry into the 2016 NYC Marathon. With two races left to complete to get my automatic entry, I went out on a brisk November Sunday morning to run four miles in Central Park to run the Race to Deliver 4M.

Disney World Wine and Dine (Half) Half Marathon 2015

When I ran the Disneyland Rebel Challenge back in January, I knew I wanted to run a second half marathon in Walt Disney World to complete the Coast to Coast Challenge. With my schedule, the only one that was available to me was the Wine and Dine Half Marathon, which was run at night the final weekend of the Epcot Food and Wine Festival, but little did I know to expect how it turned out.

NYRR Dash to the Finish Line 5K

For the first time since 2011, I was not spending the first Sunday in November running 26.2 miles through the five boroughs in the NYC Marathon. Even though I was forced to take a year off from marathons, I was determined to get healed up and run it again next year. In order to do that, I needed to get my 9+1 in, and ran the NYRR Dash to the Finish Line 5K the day before the marathon in order to get my races in.

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