Category: John Beck

Athlete. Artist. Agnostic. Humanist. Skeptic. Unfinished.

2016 Finisher’s awards and more!

My 2016 finisher’s awards (and some earned ones). Most of 2016 was spent recovering from a serious knee injury. It wasn’t till late September that I started feeling up to speed again. 2016 was fun, I was decent enough to…

Baltimore Marathon

Ran the Baltimore marathon this past weekend. It was such a great race. A lot more challenging than I thought it would be. Such a great city. Great course. Great spectators! I can hardly wait to do this race again.…

The Arms of Velae

Added a new video to the artwork section. It was a video I started in 2013 and then gave up on. I revisited it today and finished it off. It’s alright. I guess. At least it’s short.

Bucks County 10 Miler 2016

Due to some injuries (knee, shin) and the way my training was going I didn’t expect to repeat last year’s performance. It was a cold, rainy day and the towpath was muddy and slick. I was hopeful to get under…

April Website Updates

I updated many pages on www.beckinabox.com. Most notably added a new painting and a new video under the artwork section. I also fixed many of the pages under the artwork: video section to reflect embedded video from YouTube. The unfortunately…

Naked Bavarian 2016

Ran the Naked Bavarian 40 miler trail race over the weekend. I didn’t train much for it. I tore my MCL back in September and slowly got back into running. In January I really started piling on the miles which…

Men’s Personal Grooming (Shaving)

  A few years ago I started becoming¬†interested in men’s personal grooming. I’m not exactly sure what first got me interested in it. Maybe I didn’t like the way my skin reacted to these quadruple blade systems, maybe I actually…

Blog Update

I had just posted after a long break and noticed the design of my blog and other things just weren’t right. So I updated everything so it should look a lot better and easier to navigate. Enjoy!

Fall 2015

I haven’t been posting much lately. Just updating my Race Schedule. Here’s some hi-lights from this past fall. I received a pretty significant knee injury during a local OCR 5k mud run. I was in the lead and lost the…