Running Fiesta

Writing and running in Austin, TX.

Category Archives: Chicago

Chicago 2013: Bad Dreams and Good Racing

The night before the Chicago Marathon, I had multiple nightmares. There was of course the “I have a calculus final and I don’t know calculus” one that I have at … Continue reading

October 15, 2013 · 2 Comments

How NOT to Survive a Taper Week

Do I write one of these posts before every major race? Probably, but it always seems like a good idea at the time. What else am I supposed to do … Continue reading

October 10, 2013 · Leave a comment

My BHAG for Chicago Is…

Sometime around 7am this morning, I had the following realization: “Holy sh*t, the marathon is in TWO WEEKS!!!” Yes, yes, you’d think with how much weight I’m putting on this … Continue reading

September 29, 2013 · 3 Comments

Chicago 2012: The Non-Race Report

The 2012 Chicago Marathon was hands down the best marathon I ever ran. It wasn’t the first, or the fastest, or even the one that I had the most support … Continue reading

October 20, 2012 · Leave a comment

A Nice Jog in the City of Wind (Chicago 2011 Race Report)

If you’re running short on time, here’s the abbreviated version of my Chicago Marathon 2011 experience: Create plan Execute plan Congratulate self for successful plan execution with deep dish pizza … Continue reading

October 23, 2011 · 5 Comments

Part 3: Chicago Marathon 2010

Continued from Part 2. The Fall I should have known better than to set a goal about falling. I’m still not entirely sure what happened. I know I tripped, and … Continue reading

November 17, 2010 · 3 Comments

Part 2: Chicago Marathon 2010

Continued from Part 1. The Start Line The San Antonio Marathon, with 25,000 or so entrants, is not a small race. That being said, it doesn’t hold a candle to … Continue reading

November 16, 2010 · 1 Comment

Part 1: Chicago Marathon 2010

[Since the length of my Chicago race report defies everything I’ve ever learned about online readability, the long-awaited report is coming to you in 3 parts. Who doesn’t love a … Continue reading

November 15, 2010 · 1 Comment

Chicago Results!

So the update on the internet is…(drum roll please)…I will officially be back online next Wednesday! You can expect a regular return to blogging then. The initial “back in the … Continue reading

October 15, 2010 · 3 Comments

Fiesta on the Move

It’s been in the planning stages for quite a while, but I guess it’s time for the official announcement: I’m taking this party overseas. Roughly one month from today, Handsome … Continue reading

August 26, 2010 · 3 Comments