In my most recent race report I mentioned how the frame of my bike came home cracked in 2 places thanks to the negligence of Southwest Airlines and TSA. I know I probably shouldn't be surprised, but apparently neither company will take any responsibility for the handling & damage of the bike. Southwest claims that … Continue reading Southwest & TSA take no responsibility when flying a bike
"Please no more California songs.... And fuck New York too." - Local H. Ever since I started working on Landlord Advisor and now RentSpek I have been reading articles on Internet startups, app developers and all the other businesses that take root on the coasts to try and make it happen. I don't know why, … Continue reading Why my startup would never leave Chicago.
Team Challenge is the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation’s endurance training and fundraising program. Through Team Challenge, you can run or walk 13.1 miles or train for a triathlon or cycling event while helping to find a cure for Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis, two chronic and often debilitating digestive diseases that impact 1.4 million Americans. … Continue reading Train in Chicago; Race in Napa! – Team Challenge
While you're sitting on the bike or mindlessly doing laps in the pool your mind is probably wondering. This time of year is a great opportunity to hear from some of the best and brightest in endurance sports at various speaking events around the city. So while your mind is wandering, it might as well be thinking … Continue reading Endurance Sport Speaking Events
I felt pretty prepared for the 2011 Chicago Marathon last Sunday. I felt relaxed as I waited to start with the crowd for 45,000 runners. Right before the start I took 4 Motrin and 2 tylenol to ease the pain in my knee from the Plica that I learned I had a few days before the … Continue reading Marathon Recap, Injury Update, 2012 Goals
Almost 2 years ago I went on a "long run"(or so I thought) with my buddy Beefy. I credit that run for getting me started on this journey from non-runner to marathoner and now on my way to a Half Ironman (12 days away). I had no idea what I was really doing when I … Continue reading Nike+ turns 5 and they want to give YOU a present!
Remember that 80 degree last Sunday when 45,000 runners look over the loop? Well I was one of them.It was my first start of the season and I was pumped! I somehow qualified for corral B, which psyched me out a bit. Usually I'm placed in Corral Q or somewhere waaay back there. So it … Continue reading I ran the Shamrock Shuffle… Now want to talk about it.
If you haven't heard, I've been doing a lot of training (I'm actually writing this while on my bike.) the big downside of this amount of training is I do it alone. But when I see a race that looks interesting my first question is who can I run with? I usually ask my wife … Continue reading Baby Jogger friendly races
It's late... 11:15 Saturday night. The Chicago Marathon is just hours away. I was hoping to be asleep by now, but it didn't happen.It was a busy day... We started at the Expo for packet pick up around 9:30 and left at 11:30. We did lunch downtown and then home. Adam and I did a … Continue reading BRING IT!
I had a 3 mile run planed this morning, easy right. Well Yeah... except for this damn humidity. It was killing me. I headed down Michigan Ave and through Grant Park, past Soldier Field and around the Shedd Aquarium. It's a route I've been running for a long time. But today it just seemed painful.My … Continue reading Can someone turn down the humidity!?!?!