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David Gerstein is the principal cellist of the Arkansas Symphony Orchestra and cellist of the Quapaw String Quartet. I have completed four full marathons, six half marathons, five 10Ks, one five-miler, nine 5K's, four sprint triathlons, and the Dopey Challenge. Read on for running stats, pictures of food, pictures of my dog, and random music posts.

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    Best green room ever? (at First United Methodist Church)

    Best green room ever? (at First United Methodist Church)

    — 1 week ago with 3 notes
    Studio visitor.  (at Fort Lewis College)

    Studio visitor. (at Fort Lewis College)

    — 1 week ago with 7 notes
    You guys. I’m on a plane!! Finally!!! (at Denver International Airport)

    You guys. I’m on a plane!! Finally!!! (at Denver International Airport)

    — 1 week ago with 9 notes
    Oh you know. Spending 8 hours at the airport. No big. <entertain me> (at Denver International Airport)

    Oh you know. Spending 8 hours at the airport. No big. <entertain me> (at Denver International Airport)

    — 1 week ago with 3 notes
    No no no. 

I wouldn&#8217;t be able to eat for months if I had registered for all that. This is merely a fantasy list of things I WANT to do.

    No no no.

    I wouldn’t be able to eat for months if I had registered for all that. This is merely a fantasy list of things I WANT to do.

    — 1 week ago with 3 notes
    #davidsgoals 
    I&#8217;m just gonna go out there and say that I want this. 

I&#8217;m into the multi-race things lately. I really want to do:

-Earn Your Mittens (Wisconsin and Kalamazoo Marathons back to back)

-Midwest Best (Rock n Roll races in Chicago, Cleveland, and St. Louis)

-a crazy concoction I came up with: Dopey Challenge in Orlando, followed by Star Wars 5k, 10k and half the next weekend in Cali

Anyone want to join?

    I’m just gonna go out there and say that I want this.

    I’m into the multi-race things lately. I really want to do:

    -Earn Your Mittens (Wisconsin and Kalamazoo Marathons back to back)

    -Midwest Best (Rock n Roll races in Chicago, Cleveland, and St. Louis)

    -a crazy concoction I came up with: Dopey Challenge in Orlando, followed by Star Wars 5k, 10k and half the next weekend in Cali

    Anyone want to join?

    — 1 week ago with 7 notes

    Flight delayed a few hours at midway.

    Boarded with no cello hassle (very rare).

    Drank a jack and diet.

    Landed in Denver minutes after my connection to Durango left.

    Got rebooked on the next flight. There is only one per day, so it’s not till 9pm tomorrow.

    In a hotel drinking beer. I ran a mile on the treadmill at midnight.

    Cray!

    — 1 week ago with 10 notes
    Tricks of the trade? (at Chicago Midway International Airport)

    Tricks of the trade? (at Chicago Midway International Airport)

    — 2 weeks ago with 5 notes
    Lunch in Chinatown en route to Midway. Next stop Colorado! (at Lao Shang Hai Restaurant)

    Lunch in Chinatown en route to Midway. Next stop Colorado! (at Lao Shang Hai Restaurant)

    — 2 weeks ago with 4 notes

    Great dinner tonight at Libertad (in Skokie, IL) with my parents!

    — 2 weeks ago with 4 notes
    Happy 4th!! (at Bar On Buena)

    Happy 4th!! (at Bar On Buena)

    — 2 weeks ago with 6 notes
    Great run on the lake today!

This was supposed to be a  speed work day, but my ankle was feeling a little tight and weird, so I just kept it at an easy pace the whole run. Feel fine about since yesterday was a very strong run. 

Amazing day out there, y&#8217;all have fun!

    Great run on the lake today!

    This was supposed to be a speed work day, but my ankle was feeling a little tight and weird, so I just kept it at an easy pace the whole run. Feel fine about since yesterday was a very strong run.

    Amazing day out there, y’all have fun!

    — 2 weeks ago with 3 notes
    Another great run on the lakefront path. 

Tridad has started me on a more rigorous marathon training plan than I have done in the past. Admittedly, I&#8217;ve always just done what I needed to in order to cross the finish. Seems like things are jumping up a notch this time around.

Today was run 8 miles or 80 minutes, whichever is longer, and 80 minutes should be longer. Michael joined me for the first half of the run, but turned off because my pace was too fast. I definitely got tired, but kept it up and pushed through to the end. Great run!

Hit all my targets. My phone doesn&#8217;t like the lakefront path and the gps is always kind of messed up. I&#8217;m pretty sure this run was closer to 8.89 miles. I really don&#8217;t know though. I am confident that is longer than miles. I was passing people left and right on the run, so it was pretty quick I think. 

Now some planking and enjoying a few more days off before summer festival season begins!

    Another great run on the lakefront path.

    Tridad has started me on a more rigorous marathon training plan than I have done in the past. Admittedly, I’ve always just done what I needed to in order to cross the finish. Seems like things are jumping up a notch this time around.

    Today was run 8 miles or 80 minutes, whichever is longer, and 80 minutes should be longer. Michael joined me for the first half of the run, but turned off because my pace was too fast. I definitely got tired, but kept it up and pushed through to the end. Great run!

    Hit all my targets. My phone doesn’t like the lakefront path and the gps is always kind of messed up. I’m pretty sure this run was closer to 8.89 miles. I really don’t know though. I am confident that is longer than miles. I was passing people left and right on the run, so it was pretty quick I think.

    Now some planking and enjoying a few more days off before summer festival season begins!

    — 3 weeks ago with 8 notes

    Went to a little parade yesterday. Way too much fun.

    — 3 weeks ago with 9 notes