NYC Kris and I went to New York City for our anniversary. The main reason for the trip was to see Wagner’s Ring Cycle performed in its entirety (that is a four-night event if you’re not familiar with it), which is something we’ve wanted to do since, basically, before we got married. Our first date… Continue reading 2019 in Review – May
Picketpost Mountain April was mostly coasting. Mostly. With no big races coming up soon, a lot of the month was just taking it easy, but Kris and I went out one Saturday and did something at the other end of the spectrum from “easy,” and hiked/climbed Picketpost Mountain. It’s one of those things that is… Continue reading 2019 in Review – April
For a lot of reasons, I haven’t been blogging much lately. Over the next few days, I’m going to do a bunch of mini-posts to catch up on some of the notable things I did in 2019. Enjoy! San Tan Scramble Volunteering I started the year by volunteering at the San Tan Scramble with my… Continue reading 2019 in Review – January
I’m not gonna make too big of a deal about this, but for several years I have been part of a running group that calls San Tan Mountain Regional Park their home, and they recently began spotlighting members on a monthly basis. I was voted the San Tan Trail Runner of the Month for January… Continue reading January 2018 San Tan Trail Runner of the Month
We now interrupt your flow of angsty missed-race agonizing to talk about an entertaining thing I did last Saturday morning: two runs on opposite sides of the valley. Why? Because I felt like it, and I could!
You know what’s not good for your head? Working on a goal for several months and then not being able to achieve it. You know what’s worse? Not being able to even attempt it. I’m a patient guy. Not an “I can put up with anything indefinitely” kind of patient, but in a goal-oriented way.… Continue reading Calming The Madness
This was supposed to be a recap of the training for my first 50 mile race. It was going to be out at Monument Valley, where several of my friends were running the 50K. I was going to tell the story of how I found it, why I signed up for it, and what I learned… Continue reading When the Wheels Fall Off in the Home Stretch
I don’t usually post a lot on my Facebook page, but every once in a while I write something that I think is pretty good. I don’t know a) how many people are ever going to look at this blog, and b) how many of them are going to be my Facebook friends, so I’m… Continue reading Looking Back
Sorry, I just feel like I’ve been seeing this a lot lately. The word you’re looking for, my friends, is “chafe.” One “f,” not two. This is just a public service announcement because I see it spelled wrong so often. If you say “chaff,” you are (unintentionally) talking about the husks and shells of grains… Continue reading Chafe
The other day, someone I’d never met before and who I had exchanged only a handful of words and grunts with (he was the mover in charge of moving our office to a new location) looked at me and asked if I was a runner. I wasn’t even wearing one of my race shirts. Is it… Continue reading Yes I am.