I’m training for the Chicago Marathon!

I’m documenting my training this year for my first marathon this October in Chicago with a few races in between. This video is a mixture of footage from this past winter, but primarily from one run on a cold, snowy and very windy day in February.

It’ll be my first marathon. I’m 43. Longtime runner and soccer player. The thought of 26 miles in one fell swoop is daunting!

My goal is to run it at a 7:45/mile pace (or faster). I started training early because I want to run a mock marathon (or two) before October. I’m currently running approx 45 to 55 miles a week.

This vLog isn’t for everyone. It’s loaded with sweat and snot. But if you want a quick reminder of how awesome the weather is right now, just watch a few seconds of this video.

Follow along on this 13.1 mile training run in the dead of Chicago winter.

WOW. Humpback Whale Breaches Surface By Docks

This is the incredible moment a humpback whale feeds just feet away from docked boats showing off his giant mouth. Fisherman Cy Williams watched as the behemoth majestically beached the surface of the water at Knudson Cove Marina, Alaska, USA. As Cy tried to follow the whale’s path under the stationary vessels – including his own – on Monday May 2, he spotted bubbles heading toward the surface. Suddenly the gaping jaws of the mammoth mammal shot into the air, taking a massive gulp on the way back.

David Attenborough Hosts “Climate Change: The Facts”

From the BBC:

Sir David’s new programme laid out the science behind climate change, the impact it is having right now and the steps that can be taken to fight it.

“In the 20 years since I first started talking about the impact of climate change on our world, conditions have changed far faster than I ever imagined,” Sir David stated in the film.

“It may sound frightening, but the scientific evidence is that if we have not taken dramatic action within the next decade, we could face irreversible damage to the natural world and the collapse of our societies.”

Speaking to a range of scientists, the programme highlighted that temperatures are rising quickly, with the world now around 1C warmer than before the industrial revolution.