Thursday, December 31, 2009

Rich Man

I am not a rich man. I am a lucky man. Sometimes I think I am the luckiest man alive.

Today I ran five miles in Cleveland Heights. Most of it in Cumberland and Forest Hill Parks. After North Chagrin, I am pretty sure that in my running life, Forest Hill Park would come in second place as the location for most life time miles. I used to live about a 4 minute run to this historic park. Now I live a 4 minute run to Highland Heights Park. No knock on Highland Heights, but it does not compare to Forest Hill. Forest Hill is the location of Rockefeller's Homestead. I have no idea about the use of the word "homestead," I am just accurately relaying what the park signage calls a patch of ground at the top of the sledding hill. The homestead burned to the ground more than 100 years ago. The whole park and much of the surrounding area once was the playground for the world's richest man. Now, it is one of the favorite running locations for the world's luckiest man.

Photo - view from what would have been front door of house to the "Great Meadow."

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Monday, December 21, 2009

Cleveland Marathon 2010

May 16, 2010. This leaves me with 20 weeks to prepare. That is enough. Plenty actually. For the next four weeks the plan is to run an average of 20 miles per week. Nothing wrong with me going more than that, just not less. I also have a goal to weigh less than 149 lbs on marathon day. Also not that big a deal, considering I am at 156 right now. I am excited about this and I know this will help me with my consistency.

A little later today I am going for a five mile run at North Chagrin.

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Wednesday, December 09, 2009

Ehlers Danlos

Hi Burt - Thanks for your email. Yes I will do this and feel honored that you thought of me. Whenever you get a chance can you send me a Linkedin introduction to your niece? I have to get a training plan together and this will be very motivational for me.


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Hi Rick - first of all, congratulations on finding new employment! Just logged in and see that you are with GE Healthcare. Glad to see your search is over and you've found a job!

Second thing is that I wanted to ask you if you're planning to run Cleveland Marathon in the spring, and if so if you'd consider joining my charity group. My niece suffers from a rare genetic disorder called Ehlers Danlos syndrome. There are different variations but hers (vascular type) is the most severe. She has three anyeurisms that are not operable, as her blood vessels are so fragile. There is no known cure, but some promising research out of Johns Hopkins University we are trying to help fund. Anyway, I've worked with Cleveland Marathon to get Ehlers Danlos as an official charity partner.

Let me know if you'd be interested.


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