It’s 5 a.m. and three ladies, as they do every morning, are walking a small asphalt trail next to creek. Each of them wear headlamps that light the trail, yet silhouette their faces. Each has a distinct voice. One pushes a stroller, which only recently was discovered to be a small dog. As we pass each other on the way out, we say “good morning” … Continue reading Perfect Strangers
Have you ever been in a groove on a run only to have it jolted in an instant? You’re hitting your pace, your stride, your cadence, everything is clicking. Then POW something smacks you hard. How do you recover? How do you get back in that groove? I experienced this on my run this morning and can’t seem to shake it. Hence, why I’m posting … Continue reading Overcoming Death on a Run
Race week is here for Rex and I as we take on the Scooby Doo Run Series Scoobtober Virtual Run. This is our second race together in as many months completing the Doo Good Virtual Run in September. Rex has gotten this running thing down, and I’ve become more comfortable running with a dog. I know once every mile or so to let him take … Continue reading The Best Week is Race Week
There are few pieces of running gear that I would say are absolutely necessary to have on every time I go out on a run. Chief among them for me is headwear. I need something on my head to keep the sweat from dripping down my face, protect my scalp, and keep my head cool or warm. I was introduced to BUFF USA a few … Continue reading Running in the BUFF
My wife has always pushed me to take our dogs running when I do shorter distances – 4 miles or below. I’m always hesitant because I’m training for marathons or halfs, and when I do shorter distances it’s usually speed work. I also am OCD and hate when things are not structured or go the way I plan. When running with a dog that means … Continue reading This running stuff is for the dogs
A few people have asked this week: Why haven’t you had a blog post lately. I thought to myself two things: 1. People are actually paying attention to my blog. 2. It hasn’t been that long. After looking, it actually has been that long – over 75 days long. My bad! The truth is life has been going at full speed. Along with being a … Continue reading Content is king! And, a lot of it is coming.
Disclaimer: I received KT Tape Blister Products to review as part of being a BibRave Pro. Learn more about becoming a BibRave Pro (ambassador), and check out BibRave.com to review, find and write race reviews! When it comes to training in the summer, you cannot escape certain things. This includes the heat, humidity, and everything you use being moist – especially your socks and shoes. Training in Miami during the summer … Continue reading Popping the Bubble: New Blister Prevention and Treatment
Disclaimer: I received Brilliant Reflective to review as part of being a BibRave Pro. Learn more about becoming a BibRave Pro (ambassador), and check out BibRave.com to review find and write race reviews! With two kids and a an unpredictable job schedule finding time to run means either before 5 a.m. or after 8 p.m. In other words, it means running in the dark. Along with the many variables that need … Continue reading Be Safe, Be Brilliant When Running or Playing at Night
Just like that, five months are down. And, in 30 days, 2018 is halfway done. How are your goals holding up? It’s been a crazy, hectic, busy, first five months – on every front. Didn’t have a great showing at the Miami Marathon, but made up for that in the 305 Half Marathon. After a long training cycle and a nagging pain in my back, … Continue reading Who wants to go streaking?
Disclaimer: I am promoting Athlinks as part of being a BibRave Pro. Learn more about becoming a BibRave Pro (ambassador), and check out BibRave.com to review, find and write race reviews! A couple months ago my wife was talking about half marathon PR. I corrected her because she was adding 10 more minutes to her time. I helped her cross that finish line and it was one of my favorite races … Continue reading Athlinks – More than Just a Running Tool, Its a Racers Best Friend