It was a Monday. Mondays are always a mixed bag of feelings. I got the kids ready for school and out the door. I came home and did a couple of things for work and then let some dust settle. I wanted to run. I had nothing pressing. So, without delay, I changed into running […]Read More Zoning out.
I live in Ohio. Still, this time of year tends to be bittersweet to me. I love the Fall…but I know what’s coming. So, it tends to be a love-hate thing for me. I was born in the Fall. I absolutely love the colors in the Fall. I love when the air turns crisp, when […]Read More This Time of Year.
Ever done something “blind”? What does that mean, you ask…..Going into something without all of the details. Deciding to jump in without knowing where you’ll wind up. Or something like that…. That’s how I’ve felt lately. I made a few decisions in the past couple of months that took me out of my comfort zone. […]Read More Temporarily Blind.
How many times have you had to answer awkward questions? Too many to count? I’ve stopped telling most people what I’m training for anymore. I’ve stopped talking about running and racing unless I’m around my running friends. Why? Because, I just can’t. I can’t answer questions anymore. I’ve always been a “yes” man, my whole […]Read More How do you talk to your non-running friends?
I know I’ve written about my 9 year old before, but I have to boast a little for her again. You see, she is such a driven kid. Nothing stands in her way. Once she sets her sights on something, that’s it. It’s just a matter of time before she achieves her goal, and then […]Read More My Multisport Girl.
Back when my nephew was much younger, my sister and her family were traveling and happened to be at an airport. It was very bright, and chances are they were traveling sometime in the evening when the kids were usually in bed. My nephew seemed irritated by the brightness of the terminal, and was dancing […]Read More Too Many Lightbulbs.
Finally finding a minute (literally, there hasn’t been a moment in the past week or so) to sit down and start writing about our evening run from a couple of weeks ago, Red Moon Trail Run. We made it home in one piece from the ultra event. Knowing that we needed to eat something, even […]Read More Wow. Part II.
It was a good idea…until it wasn’t. Ever had that feeling? At least I can laugh about it, right? Last Saturday morning was a 50k race on a course that was new to both Dan and myself. It had been my idea to sign up during the spring, so I had it on the calendar. […]Read More Wow. Part I.
Usually, July is my craziest month of the year. I always have way too much going on and my anxiety level goes through the roof. This year was no different. If you have been following my blogs, you probably have a feel for what I’m talking about. A lot of things go down in July. […]Read More Spectator – sort of….
It was Dan’s birthday weekend. What do you get a guy that has it all already? You have to improvise… Luckily, I had some options, since I watch for exciting races and now what’s going on each weekend. We had talked about Firefly a while back, but didn’t know if we’d be able to do […]Read More Firefly.