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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

Day 18: Well, THAT was a surprise!

I’d just got in from 5 miles in the Cherry Creek State Park, which was GORGEOUS this morning. Barely a cloud in the sky, cooler temps than the previous two days, and a nice chat with my youngest son, Ryan.So, I send him off to head to bed (he works nights at Amazon) and decide it’s shower time. I’m feeling a little down, slightly stressed, monstrously fat, and as I… Read More »Day 18: Well, THAT was a surprise!

Day 13: Things are happening!

Plant Based Stuffed Peppers Things are happening.Not today. I mean, things will happen today but I just woke up so not THAT much has happened. But the week in general, has been pretty positive.No specifics yet, but I’m either losing significant weight or redistributing it. Pants that seemed snug, or downright tight are now loose. A pair of shorts I hadn’t worn in a while began creeping down my hips… Read More »Day 13: Things are happening!

Day Seven: Three Discoveries

Yesterday morning I began the first sentences of an update. Upon review, it was merely going to be a whinefest about my knee. It has not been a good knee week. So, upon even further review, I’m glad I didn’t finish and publish it.The week hasn’t been that bad I suppose. Come sunset, I will have logged about 47 miles or so (not totally sure because it’s only sunrise and… Read More »Day Seven: Three Discoveries

Day 3: The Other Side of Hydration

Water, Water, Everywhere, but man I gotta pee. In one easy sentence therein lies the downside of hydration. I mean, I’ve done this before and I knew what was going to happen if I drastically increased my H2O intake. Unfortunately, knowing is not coping. So, today I went for 6 miles at about 11:45 am. Shouldn’t be a big deal, right? Well, it is if you’ve already consumed 70 oz… Read More »Day 3: The Other Side of Hydration