Wow! We are at the end of another year - 2022. I can’t say that it has been one for the record books. After three years on the bench and recovery from surgery for torn meniscus in my knee, I decided to run a marathon. I trained for over 8 months for the Athens (Greece) … Continue reading What is Your Why?
What Makes a Runner
"I often hear someone say I'm not a real runner. We are all runners, some just run faster than others. I have never met a fake runner." Bart Yasso Standing in a corral at a race start When you picture a runner in your mind, what does that person look like? I had an experience … Continue reading What Makes a Runner
"Don't wait for everything to be perfect before you decide to enjoy your life."Joyce Meyer In one of the Christmas cards I received was a note from the sender. He commented it had been a long time since I posted in my blog. I can't argue with him because it has been a long time. … Continue reading One-of-a-Kind Day
2020 The Year of the Virtual Race
Wow. It has been over a year since my last blog post. And boy, oh boy, has this last year been challenging for us all. It has taken me some time to get beyond all the bad things that happened to see this year wasn’t a total downer. There were some good things to come … Continue reading 2020 The Year of the Virtual Race
Gratitude for the Gift of Movement
My post about running in Queenstown, New Zealand is still a work in progress - I promise to have it ready next week. In the meantime this post from my early blogging days came to mind. I remembered it because I overheard runners during the Queenstown marathon talking about how the race was killing them. … Continue reading Gratitude for the Gift of Movement
A Runner Walks the Camino
I am in the midst of training for my next marathon in November. I promised myself I wouldn’t complicate my training schedule this time by running lots of half marathons or taking a vacation where I couldn’t get in any training runs. Then an opportunity landed in my lap, challenging my promise to myself. A … Continue reading A Runner Walks the Camino
1984 Summer Olympics
I didn’t start out a runner in high school or college like many people I know. The seeds of my running career were planted in 1984, the year that Los Angeles hosted the Summer Olympics. The 1984 Summer Olympics were pretty amazing. It was the first time in history that the Games were not sponsored … Continue reading 1984 Summer Olympics
The Ultimate Ultra
Whenever someone talks about ultramarathons, I have visions of people running up mountains, through woods, jumping over rocks and tree roots, and crossing streams. There are famous races like the Hardrock 100, a 100.5 mile race in southern Colorado’s San Juan Range that runners must complete in 48 hours. The average elevation for the Hardrock … Continue reading The Ultimate Ultra
Just Like Meb
Back in the 90s Gatorade had a commercial featuring Michael Jordan slam dunking basketballs to the song “Be Like Mike”. The commercial captured the dream of every kid playing basketball at the time - they wanted to be like Mike. I just finished reading Meb Keflezighi’s book “26 Marathons” in which he describes each … Continue reading Just Like Meb
Where to Now?
My 2018 goal was to finish my 50 State Endurance Challenge (a full or half marathon in each of the 50 states). At the start of the year I only had four states remaining on my to-run list - Iowa, South Dakota, Nebraska, and New Mexico. I completed my challenge last September. In true funatical … Continue reading Where to Now?