Simplifying — Yes, Simplifying My Running

Over the past few months, I have noticed that my running, along with other parts of my life, have experienced the dreaded complexity creep and that I have been comparing my running to what others are doing — too much. Be forewarned that this is a fairly long essay, if you choose to read it. I think we all know what the comparison trap is, … Continue reading Simplifying — Yes, Simplifying My Running

Disappointing Marathon Coverage — October 11, 2021

Yes, I watched Boston and loved that Albertson took a chance and ran his race. No, he didn’t win and flamed out to finish 10th, but he made numerous fans during his Boston Marathon attempt. I don’t believe and based on his interview after, he didn’t either, that if he had stayed with the pack, he would have had as much of a chance as … Continue reading Disappointing Marathon Coverage — October 11, 2021

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?

Baseball Memories and a Tough Run in the Sun – August 14, 2021

RunLog – August 14, 2021 Over the course of a day, there are sometimes themes that come about. This week has been about Field of Dreams. Yes, the baseball movie. Baseball was my first sport and I could be found during the summer at some point on most days with my friends throwing batting practice, hitting, fielding, playing 500, and just having fun without any … Continue reading Baseball Memories and a Tough Run in the Sun – August 14, 2021

Thinking – Friday – June 11, 2021

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

Putting to Rest the Ghosts of 1983 Marine Corps Marathon

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