In an ideal world, my ability to travel would be unencumbered by the reality of my everyday life. Money and vacation time would be plentiful and the only thing preventing me from visiting every destination on my travel to-do list would be my follow through. Unfortunately, money and vacation time are a real thing that… Read More Locally Sourced Travel: Queen Anne Hill
For whatever reason, I seem to run races in bunches. I can go months without strapping on a timing tracker or bib number then suddenly I’m inundated with races. And apparently summer is the season when this phenomenon hits its peak. Last summer I managed to run four races on four consecutive weekends. While I… Read More Six Days, Two 5Ks and an Injured Toe
Spring has arrived. Sure there are some regions still suffering from the bitter sting of snowy cold (Colorado, I’m looking in your direction), but for the most part Americans are now basking in the glory of blooming trees, longer daylight hours, and warming temperatures. No one’s more excited about spring’s return than I am. As I have… Read More The Return of Warm Weather Running
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
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
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