Dig in to any subculture enough, and you’ll find the fanatics. They come in different flavors – the statistics fanatics, the novelty fanatics, the linguistic fanatics, whatever. You find them in academic circles, sci-fi and fantasy fan groups that border on cults, actual real life cults, music fans of every genre, professional sports fans, and […]
… and June, July, and August, too. So I slacked a bit on keeping track of goals through the summer. The first weekend of October seemed like as good a time as any to get back on the goal-seeking pony, so let’s see what’s up with my 2011 goals, eh? Mileage – The first five […]
Guest post by Ceridwen, a.k.a. the Wife I made these to use on long runs since I get very hungry, even when eating Gu, jellies, etc. These actually taste good and I’ve felt much better on my runs. My recipe for running fuel bars: 3/4 cup of molasses 3/4 cup peanut butter 2 1/2 cups […]
Being nomads with a short attention span, it’s not often that we run the same race twice. Frankly, we rarely return to the same time twice. But with family in New Hampshire and New Jersey, the odds are slightly higher on races in those areas. So I’ve run the Philadelphia Marathon twice, a couple of […]
This ain’t my first rodeo. It’s kind of neat being the “experienced” participant in a novelty event where the majority of people are first timers and have their own preconceived notions of what to expect. Still, a good company will constantly be learning from past events and making changes to improve things in the future. […]
To celebrate Canada’s 144th birthday, my wife and I signed up for a local 10k, initially not realizing that Canada Day was a Friday1. Though “The Rock” was a bit on the pricey side for a 10k, it included high end Brooks technical shirts, finisher medals for all, additional medals three deep for 10 year […]
Yup, it’s once again two weeks in to the next month when I get my ass in gear to look back on the prior month and how I’m doing with my 2011 goals. But May was an awesome month, so it bears looking back on. So there. Prior Goals Mileage – May; 116 miles. Pretty […]
Sometimes, it’s good to pick your race about 18 hours before the gun. We’d picked up a flier for The Great Kilted Run in Seattle either during the Tacoma City Marathon expo or during our epic search across every running store in the Tacoma area for a hydration backpack1, but had lost it in the […]
I’m certainly not doing too hot on the whole “monthly reflection” of my 2011 goals thing, but two weeks in to May seems like it’s still a perfectly valid day to look back at April. I’ve been mulling April over a lot, for reasons that will become apparent, and I guess I’m ready to write […]
Oh. Hell. Yes.
Yeah, I ran another half marathon today. And, yeah, I PRed again. It feels awesome. But enough about me . . .(for now).