The holidays are upon us and with them the annual holiday traditions. Everyone has them. These traditions may include ritualistic practices such as wearing an especially festive sweater, preparing your famous bean casserole, or wagering with your cousin over the amount of gin and tonics Uncle Ray will put down before dinner. My family’s big Thanksgiving tradition is… Read More Turkey Trot 2015!
Warm weather is better than cold weather. That’s just a fact. Look it up. If cold temperatures were what human beings desired, Alaska would be the hot destination (metaphorically speaking) for winter getaways and old people would all flock to Canada upon retirement. The truth is, people hate the cold so much Christian religions should… Read More Winter Running Hiatus: or how I learned to stop worrying and love not running
If you’re like me, you enjoy doing well at stuff. Nothing feels as good as the satisfaction of a job well done. Things I enjoy doing well include, but are not limited to: bar trivia, parenting, Ms. Pac-Man, and running half marathons. When it comes to half marathons “doing well” is graded on a bit of… Read More Five Keys to Crushing Your Half Marathon
A new week is here and Sunday’s Columbia Gorge Half Marathon is but a memory. While I’m excited that the race is over and I don’t have to run 13.1 miles (in a row) any time in the near future, I’m also thrilled to have nailed every single one of the Five Race Goals I posted earlier… Read More Columbia Gorge Half: 12 Pictures
It’s hard to believe November is almost here. It seems like just yesterday I was enjoying the warmth of summer and runs that were fun and carefree. But now that fall is in full swing, those glorious days of warmth and sunshine have been replaced with crisp temperatures and dampness. Fall has also meant training… Read More Columbia Gorge Half: Five Goals
In a couple of weeks I will run my sixth half marathon. Three years ago today I ran my first. It was a life-changing event that started me on the road to becoming a serious runner. I’m still not sure what to make of it all, but I spend a lot more money on sneakers than I… Read More Half Marathon Man
In recent years, running has become one of my favorite things to do when traveling. Logging a few miles is a great way to see parts of a city you might otherwise overlook. When I’m on a trip with my family, it’s relatively easy to wake up early and get my run on. However, when… Read More Running Away From Home: Denver, CO