My Mistress

The Other Woman She was familiar, easily available, and very desirable.  I ran to her; no, not at first.  At first I walked to her, then I walked faster, then I ran slowly and for short bursts.  One day I ran the whole 30 minutes to her house.  Today, I run to her, around her, … Read more

New Beginnings

There are no new beginnings, there is only right now If you want to make a change then start where you are right now, in your puddle of humanity, swim to the edge, crawl out of that cesspool, claw your way up that beach, through the jungle, over the hills, through the desert, and climb … Read more

Clean Slate

2013 is history Now is our chance to reset our lives and make a great 2014.  For me, 2013 has been a forgettable year. I’m starting to turn the corner and move on from a life I can no longer have.  I’m moving in the only direction afforded to me: forward. 2014 is here, and … Read more

Long Bridge, Incredibly Windy, Hatorade

Long Bridge On Saturday I ran 10 miles.  I ran over (and back) the Garcon Point Bridge, which is close to my home. Problems There’s an 4.8 mile run/walk event on this bridge in October; I’ve never participated in this event.  You can read about it here if you want.  This is a toll bridge that … Read more

Refueling, Man versus Horse, and New Years Resolutions

HOW BAD DO YOU WANT IT? Has anyone ever held your head under water for a bit longer than what felt comfortable, and your body burned to breathe?  You will instinctively fight to breathe with every fiber of your being.  Why not harness the power of this instinct?   Recall a moment when someone tried … Read more

What’s your fantasy? Here’s mine.

Today I did NOT run On days I don’t run, I think fantasize about running.  In my fantasy, it’s a beautiful summer afternoon, my clothes are soaked with sweat and I’m not sure that I can make it another 50 feet.  I push through when the heat tells me no, I push through when my … Read more

Core Training, Beer, and Bicycles

Today was a fun day that let me do lots of fun things with my body, highlighted by a 13 mile bike ride in 80 degree sunshine!  Today felt awesome, I regret that I had to spend anytime inside, and am hopeful that it will stay warm/sunny this week. WIN OR LOSE, WE STILL BOOZE … Read more

Emotionally Charged Running

I RUN ANGRY D. H. Lawrence said “I never saw a wild thing sorry for itself. A small bird will drop frozen dead from a bough without ever having felt sorry for itself.”  I think of this quote often, and always just like this: This year has been a challenging year that has included the … Read more

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