Des Moines Marathon, Des Moines, Iowa, Oct 19, 2014

Des Moines Marathon, Des Moines, Iowa, Oct 19, 2014 {0}

I may never be able to do 777 like my son, but I did 333 – 3 marathons, 3 states, 3 weekends !!! Des Moines was a fun race; Small but with a lot of energy and crowd support. Course highlight was running a lap on Drake University track. Was going to do Marine Corps(…)

Chicago Marathon, Oct 12, 2014

Chicago Marathon, Oct 12, 2014 {0}

Pictures from the Marathon

Visraant Iyer, 777 (7 Marathons, 7 Days, 7 Continents) Challenge

Visraant Iyer, 777 (7 Marathons, 7 Days, 7 Continents) Challenge {0}

Our younger son, Visraant Iyer, completed the 777 challenge by running the 7th Marathon in Chicago on Sunday, Oct 12th.  This is his update from his facebook page: “7 marathons, 7 continents, 7 days: done. Hi everyone, While it’s still fresh, and before I take a little nap, I just wanted to say thank you.(…)

Portland Marathon, Portland, Oregon, Oct 5, 2014

Portland Marathon, Portland, Oregon, Oct 5, 2014 {0}

Oregon checked off my list. But this week I am more excited about what my son is attempting to do. As I was running in Portland, he is on an insane trip around the world trying to run 7 marathons in 7 days in 7 continents. Anyway, back to Portland. It is a beautiful city(…)

777 Challenge

777 Challenge {1}

Our younger son Visraant Iyer is embarking on a crazy adventure today – Friday Oct 3rd, 2014. He is running 7 marathons in 7 days in 7 continents and wants to become the youngest in the world to do so alone without any crew or additional support. He is leaving Chicago today with the first(…)

Omaha Marathon, Omaha, Nebraska, Sep 21, 2014

Omaha Marathon, Omaha, Nebraska, Sep 21, 2014 {0}

Ran the Omaha Marathon On Sunday, Sep 21st. Downtown Omaha, contrary to what I thought, was really nice. The race was well organized but absolutely no crowd support. Next up Portland, Oregon on Oct 5th.

Sioux Falls Marathon, Sep 7, 2014

Sioux Falls Marathon, Sep 7, 2014 {0}

Ran the Sioux Falls Marathon in “I’d kill myself or boredom would kill me if I were to run or work here everyday” Sioux Falls, South Dakota, as part of 50-state Marathon goal. Next up another flatland state – Omaha, Nebraska.

Labor Day Half-Marathon, Oak Brook, IL, Sep 1, 2014

Labor Day Half-Marathon, Oak Brook, IL, Sep 1, 2014 {0}

Annual Labor Day ritual – to run 13.1 miles (Oakbrook Half Marathon) through my neighborhood. Hot humid trail running. Race number 15 for the year. Goal of 14 in 14 done…Not hanging it up for the year yet…Let’s see how far my knees can hold up without necessitating a visit to an ortho.

Reykjavik Half-Marathon, Iceland, Aug 23, 2014

Reykjavik Half-Marathon, Iceland, Aug 23, 2014 {0}

After deciding at the last minute to change from a full marathon to a half, I ran a good race. What a gorgeous course and city !! Easily one of my top favorites just for the city and its awesome people. The weather couldn’t have been better for running. My son Chevy ran the race(…)

Biggest Loser Half-Marathon, Chicago, Aug 3rd 2014

Biggest Loser Half-Marathon, Chicago, Aug 3rd 2014 {0}

Another race in what might potentially become annual ritual for me in Chicago.  Unlike last year, this time the organization absolutely awful. The expo was a total disaster with long lines and absolute chaos. There wasn’t enough water stations despite the predicted hot weather on race day. All in all this was probably the worst(…)

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