The Good Enough Runner

On Memorial Day weekend I’ll be running the Fleet Feet Soldier Field 10 Mile on a ACS DetermiNation team captained by my awesome neighbor Noreen McGowan, a first generation American raised in a large Irish household in Glenview, Il.  She has lived in Chicago for over 30 years where she and her husband are raising theirContinue reading “The Good Enough Runner”

My 15 Minutes for DetermiNation

“In the future everybody will be world famous for fifteen minutes.” – Andy Warhol It’s not everyday a regular guy like me can look into a camera and talk about a passionate subject to potentially a million people. I have been a member of the American Cancer Society’s DetermiNation team since December 2010.  In 2011Continue reading “My 15 Minutes for DetermiNation”

Cancer’s MVP – Cigarettes

A few weeks ago I was asked to join the committee for the American Cancer Society’s DetermiNation Team here in Chicago. I gladly accepted. About the same time I was starting to think about the 2012 Berlin Marathon.  I’ll be running a few races this year trying to raise some more money for the DetermiNation TeamContinue reading “Cancer’s MVP – Cigarettes”

Take 2 Taperafed and Call Me in the Morning

There’s something wrong with me.  Really.  That’s what my wife has been telling me over and over lately. I pester her, ask her the same running questions every day.  Then ask her again. I’m driving her crazy…and she’s a runner!  All runners are crazy! What is my problem you ask? I’m convinced that I can’tContinue reading “Take 2 Taperafed and Call Me in the Morning”

Thank You Mr. Jobs

Steve Jobs died today. He died of pancreatic cancer at the age of 56. He was a visionary who started the world’s largest tech company from his parents’ garage back in 1976. All this year I have been fundraising for the American Cancer Society’s DetermiNation team.  I dedicated myself to running eight different races with the finalContinue reading “Thank You Mr. Jobs”

The $1,000 Haircut

Every once in awhile you’re thrown a curve ball in life.  Something comes out of left field. A few weeks back I was sitting on my deck having a cold boat drink when I got a phone call from a co-worker/ex-boss of mine, Joe Cappelletti.  He simply said “Go check your email…I just sent youContinue reading “The $1,000 Haircut”