39th Birthday on Facebook

Yesterday was my 39th birthday. I’m so lucky to know so many people.birthday facebook messages

I actually finished the day with 230 birthday messages. Not included a few before and a few after.

Thank you everyone!!!

Bradley Beach 5k 2014

Not entirely happy with my 5k today. Was hoping for under 23 minutes but my official time was 23:07, 131st of 771 runners. A few months ago I suffered an MCL injury and this is only my second race since the injury (the other being last week). I guess I should be happy that I didn’t further injure it even though there is slight soreness. Here’s the digital certificate:

Bradley Beach 5k results 2014

However, all runners were allowed free access to the beach after the race. I took advantage of that and a beautiful day to enjoy my lunch by the sea.

Picnic by the sea

Race Schedule

I started running in October of 2011 and I’ve done a bunch of races since. Here’s a list of my past races and finishing times as well as upcoming races that I will be attempting.

Upcoming Races:
9/1/2014 Hot Diggity Dog, Mercer County Park NJ, 10k, trails
9/6/2014
Super Spartan, Vernon NJ, 9+ miles, mud run obstacle course
9/20/2014
Spartan Beast, Killington VT, 14+ miles, mud run obstacle course
10/11/2014
Parx Octoberfest 5k, Bensalem PA, 5k
10/19/2014
Atlantic City Marathon, Atlantic City NJ, marathon
11/8/2014
Trenton Half Marathon, Trenton NJ, half marathon

Past Races:
8/16/2014 Bradley Beach 5k, Bradley Beach NJ, 5k, 23:07, 131 of 771
8/6/2014 Flying Pig, Pennington NJ, 5k, trails; 23:38, 25 of 85
7/19/2014 Running With The Devil, Vernon NJ, 12 hour endurance trail race; 30 miles, 11:25:23, 19 of 33
7/13/2014 Spartan Sprint, Palmerton PA, 5 miles, mud run obstacle course; 3:06:56, 2303 of 4445
5/18/2014 Hair of the Dog, Working Dog Winery NJ, 5k; 21:51, 42 of 1123
5/10/2014 Washington Crossing 5k, Washington Crossing Park NJ, 5k, trails; 20:40 (course mismeasured), 9 of 117
5/4/2014 Bucks County 10 Miler, Washington Crossing Park PA, 10 miles; 1:16:29, 25 of 246
4/26/2014 Asbury Park Half Marathon, Asbury Park NJ, half marathon; 1:47:37, 129 of 1131
4/13/2014 Donor Dash, Philadelphia PA, 10k; 47:08, 98 of 1011
4/5/2014 IAS Woods Run, Princeton NJ, 6k, trails; 26:45, 7 of 78
3/22/2014 Phillies 5k, Citizens Bank Park PA, 5k; 22:08, 138 of 4747
3/15/2014 Looney Leprechaun, Tyler State Park PA, 10k, trails; 52:58, 23 of 159
2/8/2014 Cupid’s Chase, Princeton NJ, 5k; 23:39, 15 of 154
1/1/2014 Hamilton Hangover, Veterans Park NJ, 5 miles; 37:46, 81 of 495
12/14/2013 Mistletoe 5k, Mercerville NJ, 5k; 23:19, 15 of 153
12/7/2013 IAS Woods Winter Wonder Run, Princeton NJ, 6k, trails; 27:59, 16 of 106
11/28/2013 Hopewell Valley Turkey Trot, Pennington NJ, 5k, trails; 23:45, 124 of 667
11/9/2013 Trenton Half Marathon, Trenton NJ, half marathon; 1:48:38, 261 of 1476
11/3/2013 Cooper Norcross Run The Bridge, Camden NJ, 10k; 48:46, 529 of 3400
10/26/2013 Spooky Tails & Trails, Washington’s Crossing NJ, 5k; 22:40, 22 of 162
10/20/2013 Seaside Half Marathon, Seaside Park NJ, half marathon; 1:57:15, 235 of 678
10/12/2013 Tomm May 5k, Robbinsville NJ, 5k; 22:32, 16 of 105
9/28/2013 Spartan Sprint, Citizens Bank Park PA, 3+ miles, obstacle course; 1:01:42, 865 of 4383
9/21/2013 Spartan Beast/World Championship, Killington VT, 14+ miles, mud run obstacle course; 9:29:29, 2651 of 3124
9/15/2013 Rock N Roll Half Marathon, Philadelphia PA, half marathon; 2:07:26, 8657 of 24295
9/7/2013 Super Spartan, Vernon NJ, 9+ miles, mud run obstacle course; 3:10:42, 2722 of 5269
9/2/2013 Hot Diggity Dog, Mercer County Park NJ, 10k, trails; 1:00:41, 42 of 129
8/25/2013 George Wah Memorial, Veterans Park NJ, 5k, trails; 23:11, 102 of 228
8/7/2013 Flying Pig, Pennington NJ, 5k, trails; 23:08, 44 of 97
7/13/2013
Spartan Sprint, Palmerton PA, 5+ miles, mud run obstacle course; 1:56:32, 1875 of 5624
7/4/2013 Revolutionary Run, Washington’s Crossing PA, 10k; 54:53
6/25/2013 ETS Firecracker 5k, Princeton NJ, 5k; 23:36, 61 of 460
6/9/2013
Princeton Healthcare 10k, Princeton NJ, 10k; 49:48, 100 of 551
6/8/2013
Run For Your Lives, Medford NJ, 5k, mud run obstacle course; untimed/non competitive event
5/23/2013
CYO Memorial Day, Veterans Park NJ, 5k; 22:15, 8 of 38
5/19/2013
Hair of the Dog, Silver Decoy Winery NJ, 5k; 22:05, 37 of 930
5/4/2013 Miles for Isles, Mercer County Park NJ, 5k; 22:09, 17 of 96
4/20/2013 Asbury Park Half Marathon, Asbury Park NJ, half marathon; 1:52:27, 273 of 1204
4/13/2013
Spartan Sprint, Citi Field NYC, 3+ miles, obstacle course; 1:19:47, 2300 of 9663
3/16/2013 St. Patty’s Day 5k, Bordentown NJ, 5k; 22:37, 37 of 507
1/1/2013 Hamilton Hangover, Veterans Park NJ, 5 miles; 40:22, 140 of 459
12/15/2012
Mistletoe 5k, Mercerville NJ, 5k; 22:34, 19 of 199
11/22/2012 Hopewell Valley Turkey Trot, Pennington NJ, 5k, trails; 22:46, 83 of 591
11/10/2012
Trenton Half Marathon, Trenton NJ, half marathon; 2:00:03, 596 of 1400
10/27/2012 Spooky Tails & Trails, Veterans Park NJ, 5k; 22:41, 22 of 197
10/13/2012
Race to Restore, Ewing NJ, 5k; 22:45, 9 of 57
9/22/2012
Carnegie Center, Princeton NJ, 5k; 23:51, 107 of 546
8/12/2012
Runyon at Yankee Stadium, Yankee Stadium NYC, 5k; 28:31, 241 of 2944
8/8/2012
Flying Pig, Pennington NJ, 5k, trails; 24:29, 55 of 149.
7/15/2012
Spartan Sprint, Palmerton PA, 5+ miles, mud run obstacle course; 2:38:58, 701 of 2011
7/12/2012
Strides for Stroke, Veterans Park NJ, 5k: 23:28, 40 of 203
7/8/2012
The Color Run, Philadelphia PA, 5k: untimed/non competitive event
7/4/2012
Revolutionary Run, Washington’s Crossing PA, 5k: 23:50, 41 of 412
6/17/2012
Run for Dad, Mercer County Park NJ, 5k: 24:43, 144 of 516
5/24/2012
CYO Memorial Day, Veterans Park NJ, 5k: 25:07, 21 of 72
5/20/2012
Hair of the Dog, Silver Decoy Winery NJ, 5k: 25:14, 110 of 934
4/29/2012
Run the Vineyards, Heritage Winery NJ, 2.5 miles: 22:40, 6 of 90
1/1/2012
Hamilton Hangover, Veterans Park NJ, 5 miles: 45:26, 224 of 470
11/24/2011
Turkey Trot, Newtown PA,5 miles: 53:48, 651 of 781
10/2/2011
Sowebo Landmark, Baltimore MD, 5k: 37:08, 97 of 182

I will update this page as races are finished or added.

R.I.P. Robin Williams

In the very beginning of Andy Kaufman Plays Carnegie Hall (1979) he said that he always told his grandmother that someday he will perform live at Carnegie Hall and when he does he will give her the best seat in the house. Before the show started he introduced his grandmother and told that story. She then took a seat on the actual stage and didn’t say a word but watched the entire show. The show consisted of his usual routines, Elvis impersonation, wrestling, Tony Clifton, etc. as well as a number of special guests. After the 2 hour show was over Andy began to thank all of his guests for performing and then he thanked his grandmother, Robin Williams. Robin Williams sat on the stage dressed as an old lady for the entire performance and not a single person at Carnegie Hall knew that. It was absolutely amazing. RIP Robin Wiliams. I hope that this is another one of Andy’s pranks. :(