To listen to something while running, or to not listen to something while running? That is the question. Frankly, I don't think there's a right or wrong answer. It all comes down to personal preference and how one is feeling on that given day. Sometimes I listen. Sometimes I don't. Almond Joy's got nuts. Mounds don't. … Continue reading Listening on the run
I love shoes. Well, that's not completely accurate. I love RUNNING shoes. Even though my company has a business casual dress code, I still wear running shoes daily. Rebellious. 4 years ago, I found the perfect shoe for me: the Saucony Kinvara 3. I loved this shoe. It was lightweight. It had the perfect 4mm drop. … Continue reading Gear Review: Nike Free RN Distance
The title speaks for itself. My wife can verify. I love fitness and I love working out. While running is my passion, doing weird workouts is kind of my thing. The dumber the better. Sometimes, it's something fairly simple including burpees, push-ups, squats, etc. Other times, though, it's like I've lost my mind altogether, or … Continue reading I’m kind of a big idiot.
Since my racing season ended, I've been in a bit of a funk. At the end of each year, I always take a couple of weeks off from all workout-related activities. This usually takes place in sometime around the middle-to-end of November. This year, however, I've yet to take a break. I've been waiting to … Continue reading Funks
Holy Thanksgiving. I ate during the entirety of the 4 1/2 day weekend we were visiting family. And it wasn't healthy food. Two Thanksgiving dinners, multiple meals out with the extended fam. It was a glutton's paradise. To be fair, I haven't started my running off-season yet and, when I do, I typically will have … Continue reading Outrunning a bad diet
I'm a dad. I'm a husband. I'm an employee. Just like virtually every other person on this planet, I have real world responsibilities. While I enjoy running (and it arguably helps keep me sane), I either have to get creative to squeeze in a workout, or I have to skip it altogether. To top it … Continue reading Run/Life balance
We've been very fortunate to have a mild fall. For Nebraska, we usually see temps in the upper 40's in November. Lately, we've been in the 60-75 range. Today, not so much. Mother Nature reared her ugly head and threw us spiraling into the upper 30's with 35 mph north winds. Great day for a … Continue reading Cool Runnings
As I get older, I start to think more about why I engage in certain activities. I'm not saying that this is a newfound sense of wisdom, but I think it's part of the maturation process. And, at the ripe age of 36, maybe I'm finally maturing. I know my wife would appreciate that. In … Continue reading Been a looooong time…