Being OK with being slow, and my “ah ha” moment continues to teach me.

Ring…darrring…. At that sound I carefully moved my bike to the far right of the bike path, and moments later a 60 something woman who could have been my mom, gracefully passed me on her beautiful retro Schwinn, as if it were the Battlestar Galacticta gliding by an inferior cargo vessel. This was one of … More Being OK with being slow, and my “ah ha” moment continues to teach me.

A Tale of Two Odors

Something always stands out as unique during my runs to Lake Superior and back, even though I’ve lately pursued the same route due to necessity. This evening there was a strong sewage smell near a manhole (possibly due to a sewer overflow as a result of heavy rains recently). Two minutes later a couple beautiful … More A Tale of Two Odors

Running With The Kenyans

I just finished Adharanand Finn’s recent book, Running With The Kenyans, and enjoyed it very much. In it, he attempts to explore the secrets of Kenya’s tremendously disproportionate success in the world of distance running. Within Kenya, it is the Kalenjin ethnic group specifically that dominates, and it would be difficult to exaggerate their level of dominance. … More Running With The Kenyans

Ultramarathon Training With a Supportive Family, and Seizing Opportunities.

I started training for a 50K trail ultra-marathon nearly 3 weeks ago. As far as ultra’s go, this distance is sort of for the junior varsity at 31 miles (many races are 100k, 100 miles, or even farther), but for me this is a hugely satisfying undertaking and an attainable goal. I’m thinking of doing … More Ultramarathon Training With a Supportive Family, and Seizing Opportunities.