Today’s Focus Run Easy Planned Workout Description: Day 12 – Stryd Intro Plan – 30:00-minute recovery run Where does this run/workout fit into my top 5 running priorities? Be healthy and run relatively discomfort-free – Find training plans that work for me, use prehab and rehab routines to run healthy, and pay attention to what the body is attempting to tell me. Avoid the too … Continue reading Thinking – Friday – June 11, 2021
As I get older, I am taking the time to look back, exploring the different events, people, and things that changed the direction of my life for good or ill. At times doing so hasn’t been an easy journey, and many of the things I have and am looking at were things I would not wish upon anyone else. However, it is remarkable how our … Continue reading Putting to Rest the Ghosts of 1983 Marine Corps Marathon
Since this is primarily a running themed blog, I will focus on the demons that have haunted my running or athletically for so many years. While I have regrets about my past as a runner, I can’t change anything, so I have to work on defeating the demons that still make my life more complex than it needs to be and work on being the … Continue reading Running with the Demons of the Past
I got my first COVID-19 shot on Thursday, which I thought was a great thing and made me stop and think about how stressed I have been about the pandemic and the unknowns that it has brought to our lives. Wrapping my head around the different thoughts about the last year has been challenging. Attempting to put those thoughts into a post that makes any … Continue reading A very long Year
Winter is almost over — Yeah!!! One problem, we still have about a month of Wintry weather left. Today was a great example of that. Temps were in the low teens to twenties Fahrenheit, with 20+ mph breeze out of the North and some higher gusts, when I was planning to run. Not what I call thrilling weather to run in. Hell, even the 1.5-mile … Continue reading The Winter Blahs Are Here
It is hard to believe that 25 years have gone by since a certain Captain proclaimed I had swallowed the anchor and retired from the United States Coast Guard. This is not one of those life is great after I retired posts. It got better, but it took a while to realize how good life was and could be. Twenty-Five years ago today was the … Continue reading Has it Been 25 Years?
Over the years I have had a LOT of computers. From a Commodore Vic 20 & 64 back in the dark ages, luggable portable computers, way too many Windows-based machines, original Apple Macintosh, MacBook Pros, MacBooks in the MLTI teaching project, and several Chromebooks. I even loaded Linux on more than a few my older computers when I got bored or was that adventurous, and … Continue reading Why a M1 MacBook Air?
Do I miss the treadmill? That is a question that I never thought would be an issue until the pandemic turned the world upside down and made going to the gym, not within the realm of possibilities for me. In a word. “Yes.” The treadmill and I have a great relationship. I appreciate the convenience and safety of running on a treadmill during the cold … Continue reading Do I miss the treadmill?
It seems that so many running shoe reviews and even brand marketing focus a bit too much on how breathable a running shoe is or is not. I read a LOT of running shoe reviews, and I notice that an upper’s breathability gets an awful lot of attention lately. Is a shoe being very breathable always a good thing? Well, that breathability might be significant … Continue reading Breathability In Running Shoes
This morning I was able to walk a mile with Bennie and then two more by myself with little to no discomfort in my feet, which is excellent news! The even better news is that I probably do not have a stress reaction or fracture in my right foot. As the title says, it’s the little things that, when added all together, made it seem … Continue reading Injury Update – A combination of Little Things
Okay…January 2021 has been a year in and of itself! Between an attempted insurrection, wondering if the inauguration would happen peacefully or otherwise, and another impeachment. Add in it being the height of a pandemic, then on a more personal note-another running related injury to my right foot. Nothing important happened in January 2021. Do you detect just a hint of sarcasm? You betcha! It … Continue reading January 2021 – A Year Unto Itself
No running outside today, but that doesn’t mean that I sit on my arse and eat bonbons. Yeah, we have gotten about four inches of the five to eight that is forecast. Just enough to make the road slick and nasty. At a different point in my life, I would have sighed and headed out the door for a 3-4 mile run. Then later move … Continue reading Tracks in the Snow – RunLog 1/2/21