Brrrrrrrrrrrrrr. That was the simple thought that entered my mind on Tuesday as I stepped out into the early morning. I could see my breath. It was in the low 40’s, which was much colder than I was expecting. If that weren’t enough to make me want to sprint back inside, kick off my Asics… Read More The Unfortunate End of Summer Running
Recently, I completed an ill-conceived challenge to run every day in the month of August. One of the big takeaways from that grueling experience — besides coming to the realization that 41-year-old legs are not meant for 31 straight days of running — is that I’ve grown tremendously bored of running in my town. While Poulsbo, WA may be… Read More Running Away From Home: Geneva, IL
If there’s one thing we know about human beings, it’s that we have a propensity for making mistakes. The history of mankind is littered with smart people making dumb decisions and I am certainly no exception. I’ve never done anything as monumentally idiotic as start a land war in Asia, but I’ve made my fair… Read More Running Pet Peeve #2: Running Streaks
One of the great things about the running community is that they’re a pretty inclusive bunch. Each race features participants of every age, race, creed and speed. You don’t have to be fast, you just have to get out there and give it your best. Choose a pace and cross the finish line… eventually. For… Read More Running Pet Peeve #14: Race Walkers
As a runner, I’m always on the lookout for new and interesting races to participate in. Just to clarify, when I say “new and interesting,” I’m talking about events with unique themes or ones that take place in exceptional locales, like the 5K I recently ran at SafeCo Field. I have ZERO interest in shaking… Read More Dream Race: Ikea 5K
This past Sunday the fourth and final race of my summer tour took place in Kirkland, WA, a suburb of Seattle and the former corporate home of Costco. If you’ve ever lost sleep wondering why the warehouse retailer named their brand “Kirkland Signature” you can now set your mind at ease and enjoy peaceful nights… Read More Summer Race #4: Rave Green Run
Last Saturday I ran the third leg of my four race summer tour. It went well. I got a trophy. The event also served as the start date of my latest challenge: running every day in August. That’s right. I’m strapping on my Asics and hitting the pavement on each of August’s thirty-one glorious days.… Read More August Running: Let’s Go Streaking!