Thursday, January 26, 2017


    I've been sick....runny nose, sore throat....the yearly crud. A minor set back...hope you are well!

Wednesday, January 18, 2017


    So I am beginning the endurance/building phase. I've run 3 miles each day this week. I am completely booked Friday and Saturday so no miles then...
    Felt really good today. I plan on building pretty fast after this week...hope you are well! Peace!

Saturday, January 14, 2017

Recovery period over

    I put in a whopping 10 miles this week! But I'm rebuilding. So 2 miles today, off tomorrow, and the training for the next race begins Monday. Hope you are well! Peace!

Thursday, January 12, 2017

Day off

     So we are bracing for an "Ice Storm." These are no fun! It was 10 years ago we had a whopper of a storm move through and many of us were without power for several days, even weeks.
   We are expecting temps to be were this event has minimal effect...
 Yesterday I did another 2 miler. So three days in a row of super short effort. I noticed the rebuild is going well. Rebuilding my mental effort, too.
   Hope all is well with you! Peace!

Tuesday, January 10, 2017


   So I do have periods where I am very obsessive about running....during training phases especially. I used to be terribly addicted to running but also I have had "winter" seasons in my running. That is when I run no miles nor have any desire or inclination to run.
   Burn out is very easy to experience and very difficult to overcome. The body and mind are in rebellion when the mention of a run comes up....However; if we navigate the course of life carefully and with wisdom I believe we can endure each phase of running-obsessive/rebellion and experience the ultimate blessings of this activity.
   Even now I desire to get back to my mileage base. But. I need to rebuild. The mental as well as the physical. So I have a goal. I have a rebuild plan. And I felt really good today even though 2 miles felt like 8!
   One thing that is motivating me is that after 32 years and two months of running I am 168.4 miles from 25,000 lifetime miles. I will soon join the around the world club...if there is one-he he-
   Hope you are well! Peace!

Monday, January 9, 2017


           I left everything on the race course so now it's the process of a rebuild. You can rebuild quickly and safely. I am planning on another race in 75 days. I will finish this week with easy and short recovery runs like today; 2 miles ez. Hope you are well! Peace!

Monday, January 2, 2017

Official results: 2:06:23.21
                          6th place out of 12 in age group
                          73rd overall out of 214

  Next race tentative: March 25th HM



     So, we've been getting missed by all the pop-up showers and now drought has come. Trees are soaking up all the dew and seedlings a...