For Whom the Bell Tolls: The Inglorious Story of My Concussion

Every now and then an injury is really a wake up call.

Good Men Find A Reason To Push Forward

I wake up in a great mood. Know Why? Because I have a Reason.

Hey Guys! Are You Over Training Your Way To Surgery?

Training Smart: Age appropriate training is the key to fitness, not just lifting things up and putting them down.

Creating a Practical Path to Reintegration

A mayor’s mentor initiative for the formerly incarcerated. Helping people live productive lives. It’s good for everyone.

4 Minute Mile: Knees and Plans

I am in no way squished like a grape (yet), and though this quest may ultimately end up squishing me like a vat of grapes and turning me into wine, I am more excited than ever

4 Minute Mile: WHY???

Our hero is going to the gym to get one step closer to a 4 minute mile

4 Minute Mile: Catching Up

Our runner and his son set out to train for a 4 minute mile

4 Minute Mile: The Hammy (Part 1?)

Training for the 4 Minute Mile, could a leg injury slow our runner? Maybe a potential running partner will help.

4 Minute Mile: Speed?

The 4 Minute Mile movie provided some direction. Sprinting on an indoor track helped me push forward.

Finding Ways to Connect with Other Men

Finding strength and comfort where you might not expect it- with your fellow men!

4 Minute Mile: Distraction

Apparently, 3.5 hours of sleep + no lunch = not a ton of energy for running.

4 Minute Mile: Mundane But Fast

“To quote Running Times magazine: ‘Sixty years after Roger Bannister first broke 4 minute mile, the barrier remains a landmark achievement for runners.’ GO FOR IT…”—email from my Dad.

4 Minute Mile: A Coach?

View image |   “Your Brandeis “lacrosse” shorts are ideal for running. However, since you are a professional runner (the 4-minute mile) I can see that you need “special” shorts.”—My dad, in an email response to my post about needing new shorts (I find his use of quotation marks funny because the shorts literally say […]

4 Minute Mile: Going Uphill

View image |     “What do you think your biggest problems will be?”—My friend Bill “My body and my general lack of speed.”—Me __ Last Friday I received an email from the coach to whom I reached out. He wrote “I’ll help if I can but I’m not sure what you’re really looking for […]

4 Minute Mile: My Next Step, in New Shorts

“If you make any money from these articles, how much do I get for providing you with quotable lines? I think 50% is fair.”—My dad

4 Minute Mile: Because Between 40 and 60 is When Heart Attacks Happen

“Have you gone to a doctor and had a physical? Because between 40 and 60 is when all the heart attacks happen”—My dad