May 2017 is Over and I am Still Running

My favorite photo from May 2017.

Bennie warming up after a cold-rain soaked run

May is usually the month that I injure, re-injure, screw something up and all the words that I can and can’t use in polite company to describe me doing something stoopid and hurting some part of my body, so it is in recovery mode for the rest of the summer.

You know that time of year, when I get so caught up in the idea of running faster, after a fairly successful 5K race or two in April that delusions of grandeur start dancing around in my head – yet again.

Guess what!!!!

I survived May. Continue reading

What I Learned in March 2017

All rightee then. We made it through March and even though I am getting to be an old fart I have learned a lot over the last month or so.

I say this every year about this time.

I am so frigging tired of the cold, snow, ice and running on the treadmill. I have done enough whining for 5 runners lately in other posts, so I will leave it at that. 🙂

However, I am more than ready for running in shorts and t-shirt weather.


My running has been going pretty good, although I did run into some Plantar heel pain in my left foot (more on that later), but other than the usual aches and pains that have accumulated over the years, I felt pretty good.

March 2017

I did get back to 150 miles for the month for the first time since November 2015. Which means I am pretty happy about that. It means that I have run pretty consistently in spite of the crappy weather we have had and the little issues I had with the initial stages of some PF problems. I did take 5 days off this month, two just because I was mentally worn out. Continue reading

I Learned a Lot in January 2017

January was actually a pretty good month for running with almost 150 miles for the month. It was a month where I only had a three running shoe rotation the Puma Ignite PowerCool v1, Puma Speed 600 Ignite and Puma Speed 300 Ignite. Unfortunately, each one has an issue that makes it so that really wouldn’t become loyal to those shoes. More on this later.


The news on the political front has been interesting to say the least, some are loving what is happening and others think it is the end of the world as we know it. I am somewhere in between on the scales, I was hopeful initially, but am quickly starting to lean a bit in one direction over the other. As I have said before, don’t let misdirection, lies and posturing (from both sides), take away the focus on what is actually happening. Continue reading