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

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

    — 8 hours 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)

    — 9 hours ago with 4 notes

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

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

    Happy 4th!! (at Bar On Buena)

    — 6 days 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’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!

    — 6 days 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’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!

    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!

    — 1 week ago with 8 notes

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

    — 1 week ago with 9 notes
    Because, Cincinnati (Part 2) (at Skyline Chili)

    Because, Cincinnati (Part 2) (at Skyline Chili)

    — 2 weeks ago with 4 notes
    Because, Cincinnati.  (at Fountain Square)

    Because, Cincinnati. (at Fountain Square)

    — 2 weeks ago with 2 notes

    Today I:

    -Practiced in a hotel room in Cincinnati for about 5 hours.
    -Played an audition for the Cincinnati Symphony. I got to play for about 3 minutes. Very disappointing, since I practiced about 7-8 hours a day for 3 weeks.
    -Didn’t advance past the prelim round.
    -Ran into a friend from Rice at the audition and we got beer and pretzels.
    -Went out and had 3 drinks at a gay bar.
    -Came back to my hotel and ran one mile on the treadmill.

    How have I become so weird?

    — 2 weeks ago with 11 notes
    Just a little morning run.  (at Montrose Point Bird Sanctuary)

    Just a little morning run. (at Montrose Point Bird Sanctuary)

    — 2 weeks ago with 7 notes
    Bigfoot “Olympic” Triathlon DONE in 2:46:56! (at Lake Geneva Beach)

    Bigfoot “Olympic” Triathlon DONE in 2:46:56! (at Lake Geneva Beach)

    — 2 weeks ago with 25 notes
    Creepy and foggy at tri start…hope I can see in the lake!! (at Lake Geneva Big Foot Triathlon)

    Creepy and foggy at tri start…hope I can see in the lake!! (at Lake Geneva Big Foot Triathlon)

    — 2 weeks ago with 20 notes