Category Archives: Marathon

Posts about the marathon, training and mental approach

Running Memoir on Display at the American Library Association

“I’m just a guppy in the ocean, but man do I love to swim.” – jb It’s been more than thirteen years since I began scribbling notes about training for my second marathon twenty years after I’d run my first. I … Continue reading

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My Blue-collar Marathon Training Program

“My fitness program was never a fitness program. It was a campaign, a revolution, a conversion. I was determined to find myself, and in the process found my body and the soul that went with it.” – George Sheehan My … Continue reading

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How to Order Twenty-four Years to Boston Outside the US

One of the differences between small publishers and large publishing houses is that some of the small publishers don’t deal in all the markets as say, Random House and HarperCollins. Several readers wrote me that my memoir Twenty-four Years to … Continue reading

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Down, But Not Out in 2014

“Our thoughts limit what we are capable of doing.” Julia Butterfly Hill I begin 2014 injured, so I abandoned my first ultra-marathon. Those of us who are wired to run understand how frustrating it is to sit on the sidelines. … Continue reading

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And A Healthy New Year to You!

This past year was one of many first–my first triathlon, first book published, and first injury in four years. I was on a pretty good roll since my two knee surgeries in 2009, until I fell on the ice two … Continue reading

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Forced Downtime

“This night I am here: in this bruised self, in this bruised world.” – Joe Wilkins I express myself in two ways–running and writing. One feeds off the other. Running is my physical expression, and I reap rewards of mental … Continue reading

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Book Review – Twenty-four Years to Boston

“Never lose the child inside.” – jb I’ve confessed on more than one occasion that I am a miserable failure as a blogger. It comes down to the self-promotion thing. It’s just not my nature. So sharing these two reviews of my memoir with … Continue reading

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Philadelphia Story – Don’t Judge This Book By It’s Cover

“It’s better to be looked over than overlooked.” – Mea West Everything we do in life is a learning experience, good or bad, successful or unsuccessful. Read the lives of great men and women who have contributed art, science or … Continue reading

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Running Expo – From The Other Side

I’ve been to a lot of expos over the years, mostly as a runner, but also as a volunteer handing out bibs, directing visitors, and generally milling around. Yesterday was my first time as an exhibitor, or should I say, … Continue reading

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Maiden Voyage Into Book Promotion

“The first step is awkward, followed by a progressively satisfying journey that last a lifetime.” – jmb If there was an award, Most Inept Social Media Marketing by an Author, I would easily win (related topics: Worlds Worst Running Blogger and … Continue reading

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