Athens marathon – 2500th anniversary of the original run in 490 BC

October 28th, 2010

I had never been a runner in my life before 2002. After I lost some friends to cancer, I decided to run the Marine Corps Marathon with Team in Training in 2002. Training with the team is one of the best thing that ever happened in my life. I met countless number of blood cancer survivors through their honored teammate program in the last 9 years. Running became a new passion in my life and one of the patient heroes, Alexandra Flowe became an inspiration. I started running international marathons. On Sunday, October 31st, I will be running my 30th marathon in Athens. TNT and the patient heroes saved my life – actually they saved my soul.

Buenos Aires, Argentina

October 9th, 2010

I arrived in Buenos Aires yesterday for the marathon. Due to new visa regulations, american citizens were asked to pay a $140 reciprocity fee at the airport. After I cleared customs I was able to find Chuck and our local contact George Amato outside the terminal. We enjoyed a half a day sightseeing tour of the city visting the recoleta cemetery, la boca and puerto madero. This morning, we took a tour of the marathon course that was organized by the race organizers. There were only ten runners from the United States that were on the tour bus. We went to the expo at the end of the tour to collect our race packet. The race has a 6:00 hour cutoff time and I need to get my act together so I finish the race before 1:30 pm.

MarrowMinded website redesign is finally complete.

March 25th, 2010

The marrowminded website redesign is completed and the new site with a blog will be launched soon.