I joined the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation Marathon Team and committed to running 26.2 miles on October 25th, 2009 to honor those special individuals in my life whose daily battle with cancer serves as my inspiration for greatness.

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  • Bittersweet...Finding Beauty in Negative Spaces
    on Oct 17, 2009
    I have been remiss in my duties as a blogger. I fully accept responsibility for my long absence here at Race to Make A Difference. A lot has unfolded since my last post. If you recall, I was gearing up for the Philadelphia ING Distance Run (Half Ma...
  • I come!
    on Sep 2, 2009
    18 days to go before I invade the City of Brotherly Love, Philadelphia, for the 32nd running of the ING Distance Run. This 13.1-mile race has been the premiere half marathon since 1978, and has set the standard for many events to follow. I am extre...
  • Time to gear up
    on Aug 15, 2009
    Well, it has been quite an interesting 3 weeks. I have since relocated from D.C. and taken a job managing a statewide governor's race in Alabama. What an opportunity! Back to my home state I traveled...Here I am exactly 10 weeks out from the race...
  • A Tribute....
    on Jul 24, 2009 Grace Preiss Jones who passed away on July 18, 2009. The following is a speech I gave at her funeral and truly embodies the essence of her life. She is truly the inspiration for this cause and will be my inspiration to achieve greatness.Grace...
  • A the most Amazing woman to ever live
    on Jul 24, 2009 Grace Preiss Jones (my grandmother and best friend) whose passing on July 18, 2009 has left me vacant and cold. The following is a speech I gave at her funeral and truly embodies the essence of her life. She is truly the inspiration for this...
  • An Industry Examined
    on Jul 9, 2009 in Health Nutrition Diet
    When training for a marathon, proper nutrition is key to your success. Below is an article I wrote for The Corner News, stressing the dangers associated with diet pills and unnatural supplements. With the controversy swirling around Michael Jackson's...
  • Training Regimen
    on Jul 8, 2009 in mileage training
    This is a sampling of my training regiment. It is important to mix in upper and lower body weight training, as well as core exercises. I strive to strength train at least three times a week. As you can see, the plan is a gradual buildup to the Mar...
  • Amazing Grace
    on Jul 6, 2009 in Cancer Grace Jones Auburn
    Today's post serves as a tribute to the most amazing woman I have ever met and to highlight the reason for pursuing this 26.2 mile endeavor. A few days ago, the Mayor of Auburn declared Wednesday, July 1st: Hungry Tiger Day in honor of a group of wo...
  • Bombs bursting in air...
    on Jul 5, 2009 in DC Washington July 4 Fireworks
    Tonight's 6 mile run was a frantic sprint from Adams Morgan to the National Mall, where a night filled with the classic tunes of Barry Manilow and Aretha Franklin awaited me. However, I made the mistake of leaving later than I had originally planned...
  • Let the countdown begin...
    on Jul 2, 2009
    I started on my own personal 17-week marathon training program today. Following my 947th out of 5007 finish in the Marine Corps Historic Half Marathon back in mid-May, I have taken some time to strength train and allow my body to heal from the punish...
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