Excitement abounds in my household this week as my wife and I prepare for Sunday’s Tacoma City Half Marathon. For me, a lot of the enthusiasm derives from the fact that “race week” translates into me running far less Monday thru Saturday — you know, because I have to save my legs for the race — and looking… Read More Race Week: Tacoma City Half
Runners run. But sometimes the best thing a runner can do is not run. I’m not suggesting we all collectively scrap that half marathon we paid $125 to participate in, throw our brightly-colored sneakers in the trash, and agree to live a sedentary life that consists primarily of binge-watching TV shows and consuming Dorito-based entrees. I’m… Read More The Importance of Not Running
There’s a lot of upside to being a runner. Running is great exercise that burns lots of calories, fires up your metabolism, and significantly increases the likelihood of muscle pulls and stress fractures. Another one of the benefits is chocolate milk. Chocolate milk is considered a fantastic recovery drink for lengthy workouts because of its… Read More (For)got Chocolate Milk?
My first half marathon was uneventful. Okay, it was kind of eventful. I mean, I did run 13.1 miles… in a row. I guess what I really mean is the event itself was uneventful. It was the 2nd annual half marathon held in Poulsbo, my small Western Washington town, so it wasn’t exactly a party.… Read More Big Race, Small Race