Training for a Marathon while Brewing Beer

Since Mon, Oct 1, 2012  at 7:16 PM I’ve been training to run a marathon, well on March 16th I will be running the Rock & Roll Marathon in Washington D.C.. That’s 26.2 miles 2 weeks from today.

It had been quite a journey to get my body to this point. I have run:

  • more than 40 times
  • for a total distance of 214.06 miles (with two weeks to go)
  • It has taken me more than 44 cumulative hours
  • and I’ve burned more than 30,000 calories.

All that’s according to my Garmin Connect lifetime totals. Where I can track my running progress and see how I built up the distance over time.

Now, you may know that I like beer and that for the past year I’ve been building out my home brew operation with a Summer Ale, a Dunkel, an Imperial IPA and next up a Belgian Blonde.

Well the idea hit me to name the beer after the 26.2 moniker- and thus Marathon Blonde was born as a Belgian Blonde ale fit for any chalice.


Be Sure to check out for the latest home brews.

Thanks guys!



Mike Toner

Based in Alexandria, Virginia Michael is the Manager of Social Media at Navy Federal Credit Union. By evening, he's a husband, dog owner and runner. Toner writes about social media strategy, tools, training and best practices for social and digital marketing programs.


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