About Me

Hi everyone

Welcome to — A Veteran Runnah

Why “A Veteran Runnah”?

I am a U.S. Coast Guard veteran, have run for more than 50 years, and am from Maine, so the moniker fits.

As a result, I decided to go with the blog name that I have always liked the most of the multitude I have used over the years.

Let’s get to it.

My name is Harold I am still here after more than 65 years and have a feeling that gives me a few insights that others might have overlooked or ignored. I run a bit too much (when I’m not injured), eat fairly reasonably most of the time, use technology to complicate my life, enjoy RPG games, paint miniatures, and at the same time keep attempting to simplify my life wherever I can. I also want to believe that running will continue to be a part of it for as long as I can put one foot in front of the other.

After doing this blogging thing since 2007 and having too many blogs, I decided to keep one blog moving forward. I am tired of the constant moving and attempting to be something I’m not and will never be.

However, there will also be adventures of Harold being Harold being Harold thrown in for good measure – I do have my moments. Plus, I have a feeling that I would probably fit the DSM criteria for ADHD fairly easily if I ever wanted to head down that road. This might be a partial explanation for all the different blogs and other stuff that I have done over the years. I somehow managed to spend over 20 years in the U.S. Coast Guard, then became a Special Education teacher, before attempting to be a no-so-great blogger for too many years. Now, I am retired and figuring out that it is a pretty good thing at this point in my life.

However, I don’t take myself all that seriously…well most of the time. Plus, getting old is a helluva lot better than the alternative as long as I am healthy and have most of my faculties intact. I also plan to have some fun while living the best life that I can and delay as much as possible the ravages of Father Time.

There is no doubt that I am getting old and do struggle with some of the physical and/or mental changes that I have no control over. Also, I know that at some point in the next 10-20 years that I probably will die and I think about that a bit more than I used to. However, the way I look at it I have a great life and I am enjoying most of the things about getting to be old in today’s world, despite what the media might have us think.

Father Time or the Grim Reaper if you like, is unbeaten as far as we know, but I have a feeling he enjoys a good laugh now and then. So I plan to keep tinkering with the gonna keep living forever idea and have fun, while he chuckles at my lame efforts to stay half a step ahead of him, at least until he finally decides to catch me, as we race across the Rainbow Bridge to whatever comes next.

I wonder if those Vaporflies I have hidden away will help on that final run.

Keep smiling, run with the wind, and never give up.