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
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!
Another weekend, another race. Saturday’s Whale of a Run in Silverdale, WA was the second stop on my four race summer tour. This 4-miler is part of the town’s Whaling Days festival. I’d tell you more about this annual gala and its origins but the website doesn’t have a lot of information about the event’s history and… Read More Summer Race #2: Whale of a Run
For most people, the summer months are a time to kick back, slow down and relax. I’m certainly no exception to this rule and it’s one of the reasons I don’t run half marathons between June and August. I won’t even consider a September half because I want no part of summertime training. And why… Read More Four Races in Four Weeks
Running Away from Home is a series of posts where the Reluctant Runner recounts and recommends an exceptional run location he’s experienced while traveling. In most cases, these locales are already popular running spots that have been written about dozens of times. Think of these as “reboots” of similar articles you’ve already read. If nothing… Read More Running Away From Home: Central Park (NYC)