Whidbey Island Half: Personal Redemption & Four Observations           

Redemption feels good. It even feels good when it’s a minuscule bit of personal redemption that no one else cares about, like finally running a decent half marathon again. The two California-based halfs I ran in 2016 were scenic and beautiful, but my running was slow and ugly. I channeled my disappointment into a lot… Read More Whidbey Island Half: Personal Redemption & Four Observations           

My Summer of Not Running: How a Bad Race, Injuries, and Minor Surgery Sunk the Season

Summer is gone. Over. Done. Sure, there may be a few weeks of warm weather left ahead, but summer as a concept as much as a season has left the building. I know this because my son is back in school, football is on TV, and pumpkin flavored beers are now flooding the shelves of… Read More My Summer of Not Running: How a Bad Race, Injuries, and Minor Surgery Sunk the Season

Winter Running Hiatus: or how I learned to stop worrying and love not running

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