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?

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

Something Different – August 29, 2021

What I am thinking about this morning? It was one of those gray and overcast mornings, after a night of intermittent rain showers. I was still tired from being woken up at about 2:30 AM by some kind of critter, chittering under the open windows, and then tossing and turning for the three hours. I know that most likely it was just a raccoon, but … Continue reading Something Different – August 29, 2021

A Nice 10K — August 28, 2021

I went into Augusta and ran my Cony-Piggery 10K course in Fall-like conditions. It was glorious! I didn’t hurry and ran comfortably most of the run until I got over on Piggery Road, then I picked it up to see if I could better my Strava segment there. It didn’t happen, and I had to visit one of those blue boxes towards the last part … Continue reading A Nice 10K — August 28, 2021