Why do I run, Where am I now, and Where Do I Go From Here?

If I want to move forward in my running, I need to answer the following questions: Why do I run? Where am I now? What I want to do going forward? I have been doing a lot of thinking about those three questions as I get further into my sixties and, out of necessity, my running evolves. As a result of this reflection process, I … Continue reading Why do I run, Where am I now, and Where Do I Go From Here?

Mind/Body Recuperation — September 7, 2021

What I am thinking about this morning? It’s going to be a better day than yesterday! Everything seemed to catch up with me in a single day. I spent most of the day yesterday asleep in my recliner or on the bed. I don’t really think that I was sick, more like I was exhausted mentally/physically, and needed a day to simply not do anything … Continue reading Mind/Body Recuperation — September 7, 2021

Doing What I Need To Do – September 5, 2021

What I am thinking about this morning? A chilly start at 49 degrees, with a bit of sun and a light breeze. Bennie seemed energized enough by the cooler weather that he walked to the top of the hill. Which is something he has only done once or twice this summer. Nothing much going on in the yard. Besides the 3-6 squirrels racing around, a … Continue reading Doing What I Need To Do – September 5, 2021

361 Degree Flame — First Run — September 3, 2021

I have run in a lot of great running shoes this year, but none have brought the smile to my face the way the 361 Flames did this morning. The last time I had this kind of smile was when Sam W. let me try out his Nike VaporFly 4% back in May 2018. You can read about it here if you like. The Flame … Continue reading 361 Degree Flame — First Run — September 3, 2021

Strides, Rain, and Fun — September 2, 2021

What I am thinking about this morning? The remnants of Hurricane Ida are just about through our area, the rain is slacking off, the winds, while never all that bad, are continuing to diminish. Needless to say, we were lucky that it had weakened so much and went to the South of where we live. Overall, I am feeling crappy and a bit fatigued. It … Continue reading Strides, Rain, and Fun — September 2, 2021

Running by Feel — September 1, 2021

September 1st, a new beginning, and the way I think — the actual start of Fall and commencement of better running weather. However, with the ongoing spike in COVID-19 cases, I also see this September as another being safer than sorry kind of month. My plans for racing this month and most likely October as well, won’t happen the way that I want them to. … Continue reading Running by Feel — September 1, 2021

A Bad Workout ain’t the End of the World — August 31, 2021

The sun is shining, temps were in the low ‘60s, and the humidity isn’t at crazy levels. All giving rise to the last day of August having the potential to be a great day. Most likely I will run at Colby’s track and now that the Puma Deviate Nitro’s are not bothering my feet, I am planning on wearing them. I feel faster and have … Continue reading A Bad Workout ain’t the End of the World — August 31, 2021