Fitness, Running, & Health

April 26, 2018

A journey of four Marathons: Chicago, New York, Paris, and London.

Last Sunday, I finished my fourth Marathon, London. It was my personal record at 4:21. It was also the most beautiful course of all races I’ve done. And, it was by far, the most beautiful finish place just in front [...]

May 05, 2017

Running gives me audiographic memory

I was one of those geeks. I had my recurring fitness schedule of going to the gym once a quarter. I sat all day in a chair in front of a computer and did some more of that at night [...]

February 15, 2015

Couch to Marathon

The science of physical activity is exceptionally good — particularly if you compare to less understood lifestyle sciences, like sleep, stress, addiction, behavior, and nutrition — so there isn’t much that a non-expert like me can add to the conversation. But since I’ve done [...]

October 14, 2013

Thoughts on my first Marathon (Chicago 2013)

When you run for 26.2 miles you have time to think. A lot of time to think. I realized that a Marathon is just like the opening ceremony at the Olympic Games. You spend months “rehearsing” for the big show. [...]

February 20, 2013

Holy sh*t, my first Marathon ever!

I just registered to run the Chicago Marathon in October 2013. This will be my very first Marathon. I think this is the first time in my life I’m starting something I don’t know I can finish. I actually don’t [...]

March 24, 2011

Training for a Half-Marathon: From Zero to 13.1 Miles

I’m not a person who likes to exercise. I usually go to the gym once a quarter. I tried many things on the past, but I can’t stick to any particular exercise routine. Most of my exercise comes from playing [...]