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It's amazing.  One week I am b ... by Nick B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Marathon It's amazing.  One week I am bubbling over with lots to say and can't type the words fast enough.  Another week (this week), I'm just out of words.  I guess you can say it w ... Read on »
"Born to Run" Book Review by Nick B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Marathon I finally finished Christopher McDougall's phenomenal book, "Born to Run" on Friday night. Let me preface it with this: I very rarely read much more than my staple running mag ... Read on »
"Eat Like a Horse, Drink Like a Fish, Run Like a Turtle" by Nick B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Marathon Thanks to Greg M. for that saying that he posted on his blog earlier this week. Perfect. Simplistic, I know, but it's easy to forget to always be eating, always be drinking, a ... Read on »
"It's a Kettle, not a Tea Pot!!!!" by Nick B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Marathon That's just one part of a lively conversation before I left work on Wednesday. Good 'ol Renee...I know she meant well, but really....the "Tea Pot 100 Mile Endurance Run???? ... Read on »
"It's a Small World After All..." by Nick B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Marathon I always love Fridays when they happen on Thursdays. I always get comments at work when I work on an actual Friday because I'm off so often on those days due to my compress ... Read on »
"The Card Game" by Nick B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Marathon 2 days before Christmas Day 2009, I sat down with Marjie and wrote up our first written budget in over 17 years of marriage. Embarrassing, of course, since I have a strong ... Read on »
"The Wizard of Oz" Review by Nick B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Marathon There are not too many things left in this world that multi-generational people can come together and all enjoy something together with the same kid-like enthusiasm. The Wiza ... Read on »
"These are a few of my favorite things..." by Nick B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Marathon In true "Sound of Music" fashion, I just wanted to share some of my favorite "Best of" things from Two-Thousand and Nine. First off, my favorite pictures that I claim ful ... Read on »
"What's in YOUR wallet?" by Nick B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Marathon Surely, that phrase reminds you of something, right?  How about Capitol One credit cards?  Well, in our effort to walk the walk and talk the talk, we (my girls and I) made o ... Read on »
"Why?" answered: WaterFalls Trail Run 2008 by Nick B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Marathon Many...MOST Saturdays you'll find me somewhere within the Cuyahoga Valley National Park running the trails or roads. You'll find me nearly always with friends that I've met ... Read on »
"You Really Are a Loner." by Nick B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Marathon Reviews (as a civilian) and "FITREPs (as a Navy Officer...stands for fitness report although has nothing to do with fitness whatsoever) are a part of having a job and the jo ... Read on »
#1 Question of 2007 by Nick B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Marathon First off, I've got to answer the question about the picture at the top of my blog. I took that photo on the route of the internationally famous Falmouth Road Race in Cape C ... Read on »
"Nightlife" saved my life by Nick B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Marathon Yea, I think that's a fair statement. On your left, I light up like a fluorescent Christmas tree with light shining on me. On your right, that's me with no light shining on ... Read on »
"Spirit of the Marathon" Movie Review by Nick B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Marathon I missed the initial screening last month due to Navy duty in Newport, RI so I wasn't about to miss the 2nd and last theater screening. Nationwide, it was broadcast to se ... Read on »
"Why Run?" by Nick B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Marathon Deep Thoughts "running" through my mind...a visit to the reason I started this "blogging" thing in the first place (see title/sub-title above): "Why Run?" I've heard t ... Read on »
10 Years Gone By by Nick B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Marathon A year ago yesterday, I ran yet another marathon, my hometown marathon, the Shamrock in Virginia Beach.  I was only 3 months away from getting off of active duty from a 10 y ... Read on »
14 Mile Pine Lane/Brandywine/Valley Bridle Trail Run by Nick B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Marathon With only a few days before I leave for the Navy Officers Training Command, I saw a perfect forecast for a perfect run on the trails...and the first run with the camera. No ... Read on »
19 Miler along Newport, RI Ocean Drive by Nick B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Marathon The sun is shining, it's a bit windy today, but I finally found a spot in downtown Newport with a reliable wireless signal! Talk about going into internet-withdrawal for the ... Read on »
2-a-Day & Eggs-n-Hummus by Nick B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Marathon I'm really looking forward to the weekend...highs are supposed to be in the 70s...nice and comfy. Ohio just can't seem to make up it's mind...spring, summer, spring, summer... ... Read on »