As I’ve aged, I’ve discovered that one way to continue to feel young is to spend more time around older people. If you’re the youngest guy in the room, you have no choice but to feel boyish and spry. One place you should surely visit if you’d like to experiment with this strategy is Arizona.… Read More Running Away From Home: Arizona
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!
Week 3 of my summer race tour took place this past Saturday while my family was vacationing on the Washington coast. As a person who grew up in the northeast then spent ten years living in Southern California, there are two things about the coastal Pacific Northwest that I will never get used to: automobiles on the beaches… Read More Summer Race #3: Race Against Violence 5K
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
A few weeks ago I made the rather curious decision to run four races in four consecutive weekends. This past Saturday marked the beginning of this challenge as my family and I participated in the Refuse to Abuse 5K at Safeco Field. The race benefited the Washington State Coalition Against Domestic Violence (WSCADV), a non-profit that seeks… Read More Summer Race #1: Refuse to Abuse 5k
If I know one thing about myself it’s this: when I go on vacation, I gain weight. And the longer I’m on vacation the more I gain. So when my wife and I decided to do a two week trip to introduce her to my extended family, some old friends, and my hometown, I suspected I’d… Read More Four Reasons for My Vacation Weight Gain