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?
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
Happy Independence Day to all here in the U.S., and I hope we all have a great day. How am I feeling today? Today is one of those sleep-in, rainy days that we all need from time-to-time, especially when you have been in the early stages of a drought. While the weather is messing with my planned time trial this morning, but at the same … Continue reading Independence Day – Sunday, July 4, 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
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