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
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
Happy National Running Day! Who knew National Running Day was even a thing? I didn’t until I saw #nationalrunningday on Twitter late last night. I’m certainly not surprised such a day exists — every day is National Something Day – I just didn’t know the day set aside for running was June 3rd. As soon as… Read More It’s National Running Day!
There’s no shortage of reasons to run. It’s fantastic exercise. It gives you a great excuse to get outdoors. It helps you support the economy by purchasing high-priced running accoutrements, like sneakers, socks, gels, water bottles, IPod holders, nipple balm, etc. One of the main reasons I run is because, at this point, running is one… Read More Reason I Run #6: Autonomy!
This past weekend my wife and I celebrated Valentine’s Day by making a date to visit our local running shoe store. We’d just started training for our next half marathon and were in need of some new kicks. (Do the kids still use the term kicks to describe footwear?) We tried on multiple brands and… Read More Running Shoes, Beer and the Post Office