Eric Williams

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2012 Run Around the Square 5K: Personal Course Record!

I ran the Run Around the Square 5K today. My training has been going well, I’ve been losing weight, and I’ve felt really good lately, so I’d hoped for a personal 5K record. Unfortunately, the temperature was about ten degrees warmer than I’d hoped, the humidity was high, and the ozone level […]

That’s My Boy

This afternoon Alex was watching the Olympics with Mommy. After watching rhythmic gymnastics for a while (which she was finding fascinating), she asked him what he thought of it. “Meh.” No, I didn’t prompt him in any way.

Crosswalks and Curse Words

So much for my good record of not using bad language around my kids. The example I set today was pretty poor all around, in fact. It happened near the end of a long run through Schenley Park, for which …

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Rules to Live By

A couple days ago I was attempting to discipline my almost 4yo son about something when he interjected with what he thought I was going to say. He then recited a couple rules from his preschool classroom. This was the …

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Pounds = Minutes

I’ve determined that there’s a fairly linear relationship between my weight and my finishing time for any given distance.
10K Time (minutes) = .538 * Weight (pounds) – 39.573
My 10 K PR is 50.82 minutes, so my target weight to hit 50 (± 1) minutes is 166.5 (± 0.9) pounds (I was actually just under […]