Run4papa

Run4Papa versus The Sandbar

End-to-End

You might not think heading to a lake would be an ideal running spot to train; however, with a venue like The Great Wall of China, I am constantly thinking outside of the box. There is no handbook to simulate the elements of this run so I figured any

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Run4Papa “Under the Lights”…sort of

Michigan v. Notre Dame 9-10-11: First Night Game Ever!
I managed to record a brief clip of the madness that captures the essence of the night:

9-10-11.  Sure that sounds like a numerical sequence, but on this day, or should I say this “night,” that order of numbers would

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Former Detroit Red Wing Backs PPA

Shawn Burr Endorses Run4Papa
Former Detroit Red Wing left-winger Shawn Burr agreed to go on camera to help raise awareness for PPA research:

Burr joins the fight!

After a very fun and adventurous night out with my buddy Dan in Tampa, I awoke fairly early on Saturday morning. 

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New State, New Commentary

One Looooooooong Sidewalk

Here are a couple videos that were recorded from Bayshore Boulevard run in Tampa, Florida: The world’s longest continuous sidewalk at 4.5 miles…
Sweating in humidity:

Rounding the Bend:

To read what it’s like to run on a sidewalk that never ends, go

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Bayshore Boulevard: Tampa, Florida

 The World’s Longest Continuous Sidewalk

Before making the trip out to Tampa, I was trying to locate a local 5K or 10K race in the city.  Despite my best internet researching efforts (and others), I was unable  to locate any official races over labor day weekend.  Of course,

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Warrior Dash

Mud. Sweat. Beer.

There has been a ton of hype heading into the Warrior Dash out here in Huntersville, North Carolina.  There was a tremendous amount of excitement stemming from people in the local and surrounding communities; however, the threat of hurricane Irene made the potential postponement or

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Are you a warrior?

Live from the Warrior Dash

Here are a couple videos that were recorded at the Warrior Dash race in Huntersville, North Carolina…please feel free to comment!
Pre-race Warrior Dash Commentary:

Mud. Sweat. Beer! Warrior Dash Teaser
Head-to-Toe Wrap-up:

To read my step-by-step account of the race go

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Major ALS Breakthrough at Northwestern University

Researchers discover common cause of all forms of ALS

I have partnered with Northwestern’s Feinberg School of Medicine to help create awareness for PPA research.  A couple days ago, this department had a MAJOR breakthrough in the researching and testing of the brutal disease ALS, also known as Lou

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My First Trail Race Run (10K)

Silence in the Woods
I have been looking forward to my latest race for quite some time.  Having never run a trail race before, I was told by many friends to purchase trail shoes as opposed to my normal running pair.  Trail shoes are made to better absorb the rough terrain and provide extra

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Meeting A Living Legend

How I Got to Run Side by Side Bill Rodgers

22 Time Marathon WINNER Bill Rodgers Endorses Run4Papa!
I I was told there was a man named Bill who had run the Boston Marathon 4 times and would be the keynote speaker.  Whether it was because I was up

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