The Marathon Let-Down

I understand that I am not the Super Bowl MVP. Wait. I am the Super Bowl MVP. Running the 2012 Rock ‘n Roll San Diego Marathon was my Super Bowl and I said that before I even made the trip. It is likely to be one of the greatest athletic accomplishments I will ever experience. […]

Richard Marathon

I am a Marathoner!

There was a time about eight years ago. I remember it pretty clearly. I was upstairs in the UNI Dome Athletic Media Relations office in the morning. My friend Eric was in marathon mode and I was considering starting to train to do one as well. As I sat there, I thought for a moment […]

You Just Have to Start

I was not born a runner. When it comes to athletics, I’m not quite sure what I was born, but I started as a baseball player and transformed into a pretty decent tennis player. After my back injury, I had to find something new. I picked running. And so I ran, and ran, and ran […]

Marathon Training

Busting My Ass

Nine days away. Can you believe it?! In nine days I will be running the streets of San Diego … for my life. Okay, so maybe not that dramatic, but I will be running hard and it is going to be the greatest challenge of my life. Even harder than running for office. After I […]

You’ve Been Fired. Now What?

Three weeks ago I was let go from my job. There I said it. Taking the stairs down for the last time was definitely an emotional experience. And as I stood in the lobby of our office building in the Flatiron District here in the big city, I held back my tears. But the first […]

Proust Was a Neuroscientist

Review: Proust Was a Neuroscientist

I have been wanting to read this book for awhile, and it was definitely worth the wait. While it was not a page-turner in the sense that I couldn’t put it down, the book for the most part, provides the framework for neuroscience research past, current and future and how art often times, when given […]