Being A Hero is Hard

When All The Villains Are Dead


Where Has The Time Gone?

Where has the time gone? Working at Ravinia during the months of June, July, August and September, are just a whirlwind of concerts (140+ to be more precise). This detoured me from blogging, but not from training. I have lost a little over 50 pounds since I first started training and am now just a month away from running the Avengers… Read more →

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Avengers 1/2: Week 6 Training

Last week has a blast! Got a lot of progess going. Run 1: Monday p.m.: 2.48 mi / 26:34 min Zedd – Find You – Mike Hawkins Remix Macklemore & Ryan Lewis – Irish Celebration (P Smoov Remix) Avicii – You Make Me – Diplo & Ookay Remix BlasterJaxx – Faith – Radio Edit Moody Good – Hotplate – Prolix Remix Michael Jackson… Read more →


Just Another Day In North Shore

This past Monday, I was meeting up a friend of mine Katie for lunch in Northbrook. After parking my car, I made my way across the lot and I faintly hear a cry for help. My mind was elsewhere at the time the cry came, but after running into Katie, it struck me that I wasn’t imagining things. We doubled back to where… Read more →

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Avengers 1/2: Week 4 & 5 Training

It’s been longer than I like since my last update. With as busy as life has been, it’s been tough to keep up with the four-runs-a-week schedule. Week 4: Run 1: Monday p.m.: 2.42 mi / 31:14 min Softball: Tuesday p.m.: Practice, team no-show Run 2: Wednesday p.m.: 1.78 mi / 19:11 min I felt pretty exhausted, but decided to push through to… Read more →


A Year Ago Today…

Today marks the one year anniversary of my knee surgery. Only a year? It’s probably a good thing that it feels much longer though, but a calendar doesn’t lie. For those that may be reading this and do not know about my surgery, to sum it up quickly… I tore my meniscus, found out I had torn my MCL in my… Read more →


C2E2 2014

Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo (C2E2) is a whirlwind weekend of nerding out with 60,000 of your closest friends, even if you don’t know them yet. If you aren’t familiar, C2E2 has everything a comic book fan/enthusiast/addict could possibly want in an event and it is one of my favorite events of the year. Let’s be honesty, the event aside, you… Read more →

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Avengers 1/2: Week 3 Training

This week has been fun! Run 1: Tuesday a.m.: 1.78 m / 21:34 min Saint Motel – My Type Regina Spektor – All The Rowboats The Fratellis – Chelsea Dagger The Devil Wears Prada – Dez Moines Rusko – Woo Boost Zomboy – Pump It Up Modestep – Show Me A Sign Parov Stelar – Catgroove Softball: Tuesday p.m.: Lost 19-17 :( Run… Read more →

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Avengers 1/2: Week 2 Training

It was a rough week and I really had to push myself to run all four days. However, with the new kicks, it’s only starting to become more fun.  Now it only makes sense for me to start keeping a running log. Only problem is running logs are boring, at least for you to read. Who the heck wants to read… Read more →



So like any dog owner, your dog is your best friend. Sure, you will go grab drinks with a friend, maybe have a girl/boyfriend, but at the end of the day, you’re going to cuddle on the couch with your dog. You will tell all your secrets to that little rascal, fight to not buy them a toy every time… Read more →

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My Kicks, Upgraded

Rounding out week two of my training, I am starting to feel better about running. Who thought running would be so scientific. From proper pacing to posture to technique… Science. On the recommendations of a couple of my running friends, I took a trip to Running Away Multisport in Deerfield to select up a pair of ‘running shoes’. “Running shoes?… Read more →