Friday, August 17, 2007


I'm starting this to primarily journal my experience of training for a marathon. No doubt there will be other things I feel compelled to share, but we'll see how it goes. If you're wondering about the title of the blog, it comes from spending hours upon hours (more like weeks upon weeks) of playing with legos with my 4 year old son Dominic. Again, like life, you can easily get frustrated if the pieces aren't quite fitting together the way you expect. Or, you can have a "mountain top" experience of triumph and jubilation, not only because you found a piece for which you had been searching, but also because you created something brilliant! It's all good ...

But back to the marathon.

I have signed up to train for a marathon in honor of my friend Laura who has been diagnosed with a form of non-Hodgkins lymphoma. See the links on the right. As I learn how to make my body endure a long distance run (26.2 miles), she will be going through a bone marrow transplant. There is no way that my journey even compares to hers (or to that of her family), but hopefully the money that I raise for the Leukemia & Lymphoma society will help those who are battling blood cancers. Please give serious consideration to donating via my fund raising page. Remember that all donations are 100% tax deductible and it's for an excellent cause!


On the lighter side, I hope that you find some amusement in my training "antics". For those that know me well, there will be eye rolls, and nods, and most likely a snort and a chuckle here and there.

Let's get this party started!

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