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Catching Up……. BORING!!!!

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It’s been quite awhile since I last submitted to this blog extravaganza! Mostly, it’s been pretty boring out there on the trails and roads as I trudge along in my pedestrian manner. Also, with no races and pretty much no races in sight, it’s boring out here. A few things to mention: first, and foremost, my knee has been consistently okay. Not great, not super, not look out Eliud Kipchoge….. just consistently okay. I… Read More »Catching Up……. BORING!!!!

Pops and Buckles: What Happens to My Knee

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I was running down the Kestrel trail in the foothills near Boise last night and it happened: my knee popped. Then a minute later it did it again. Then three minutes later, it half buckled. Well, I can handle the occasional pop (even though I haven’t had one in weeks), but the half buckle is almost as scary as the full one. Pops…. Buckles….. what’s this guy talking about? Pops… Read More »Pops and Buckles: What Happens to My Knee

Today I Ran 6 miles…

Today I ran 6 Miles. No big deal. I do that often. Today, however, followed a 58 mile week and put me over 1200 miles year to date. Now, THAT, is another story. In all of 2019, I logged 1106 miles. It was my worst mileage year since high school (back when we just didn’t run much in the off season). Most of it was about this knee replacement saga.… Read More »Today I Ran 6 miles…

54 Years Down…

So, It’s August 12th, my 54th Runnerversary is today. 54 years, that’s 115,410 miles as of right this second. Today was a trail run. Why a trail run? Well, Trails are better. I love trail runs for a multitude of reasons. I love them because of the scenery. I love them because of the challenge, I love them because they’re less crowded. I mostly love them because of the Earth.… Read More »54 Years Down…

My First Races OR How I Became a Runner

Was listening to a podcast the other day and the runner being interviewed was talking about his first races in school. It got me thinking about my introduction to running and racing before I ever put a uniform on my body. FIVE races in five years. And I remember WAAAAY too much about each. It was fifth grade and the culminating activity of the national physical fitness test: the 600… Read More »My First Races OR How I Became a Runner

Running in the Pandemic: The Success of the Infinite Game

In his book The Infinite Game, Simon Sinek, pontificates about the differences between the finite game (one which has set rules and a scoreboard), and the Infinite Game (which is flexible and looks at the big picture). During this pandemic, there is a great many runners/racers/people in general who are extremely frustrated with the lack of competitive opportunities at this time. Without the chance to compete, without the chance to… Read More »Running in the Pandemic: The Success of the Infinite Game

Juice Time and two Streaks

I had that experience again where I decided I was massively discouraged about the weight loss part of all of this transformation stuff, so I decide to get on the scale when I feel I’m at my heaviest. If I do it that way, I’m not as surprised if I see a bad result on the scale. So, I jump on saying “223” out loud, only to find we are… Read More »Juice Time and two Streaks

Wow, It’s been two weeks…..

Hoka One One Rincon Wow, It’s been two weeks since the last post. All 6 of my readers must be thinking I’d disappeared.The reason for my prolonged absence has been that, for the most part, it’s been two weeks of kind of simply going through the motions. 41 miles last week and 41 miles this week is only moderately acceptable. Of course it’s WAAAAY better than 20-30 miles like in… Read More »Wow, It’s been two weeks…..

Day 42: Miles, Milestones and Adjustments

It was a fine week in the mileage world. 52 for the week, crossing 700 for the year, and blazing by 115,000 on the lifetime count.While none of these miles and milestones actually get me too excited, I’m more optimistic that I have had an extremely mediocre dietary week and still lost a pound. That, more than anything else has me ready to make some adjustments in the week to… Read More »Day 42: Miles, Milestones and Adjustments

Day 29: Re-Calibrating

Not really much to report on Transformation Road. Optimism rules.I call it transformation, what it really seems to be is more of a re-calibration. It’s not that I am desiring to be someone new. This has always been me on the inside. I’m mostly attempting to regain the physical part of who I used to be. Hopefully that makes sense.Anyway, five straight weeks of 40 miles or more, an addictive… Read More »Day 29: Re-Calibrating