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A Trip to Italy (and maybe some runs) Part 4, Who’s Lost?

The Villa My non-international experience got the best of me this morning. I awoke at 5:45, pretty normal for me. I made my way to the living room (which was the wifi room as no other rom provided a very strong connection) and waited for Blane. Our loose plan (although it seemed pretty tight to me) was to go for a morning run together. So, I waited. I paced a… Read More »A Trip to Italy (and maybe some runs) Part 4, Who’s Lost?

A Trip to Italy (and maybe some runs) Part 3, Rome is For Runners

Piazza del Popolo Somehow when you jump time zones, time disappears. And somehow, I lost Friday. I’m sure it was a good day, I just feel kind of bad that I have no recollection of it (unfortunately, that may become a more “normal” happening  as age creeps in).So upon awakening at what we will describe as “my normal time,” I am off to take on a real run in Rome.… Read More »A Trip to Italy (and maybe some runs) Part 3, Rome is For Runners

A Trip to Italy (and maybe some runs): Part 2, Alex Gets Me to Rome

Thursday June 6, 2019 New York skyline from JFK Up and at ‘em bright and early. The morning prep went without incident and we were bright eyed and in the lobby for our shuttle to the airport. Upon arriving, the baggage check line was LONG! Halfway through it, a nice lady checked our tickets and advised that we re-check in as we needed to have our passport “documented.” I suppose… Read More »A Trip to Italy (and maybe some runs): Part 2, Alex Gets Me to Rome

A Trip to Italy (and maybe some runs) Part 1: Finally Leaving

Wednesday June 5. Ready to go? Finally, all the details have been completed. Finally, the last trip to WalMart, Marshalls, anywhere.  Really, other than the messy detail surrounding the reissuing of tickets, most of the process has been pretty smooth. I was lucky enough to sneak in a run before leaving, so that was a bonus. We took an Uber to the airport. Our driver was a fantastic guy named… Read More »A Trip to Italy (and maybe some runs) Part 1: Finally Leaving

Get Rid of Things You Don’t Need

Periodically, you need to rid yourself of things that are taking up you time and space to make room for more of what you like and want. There’s a frequently quoted suggestion that if you haven’t used something for two years, maybe it isn’t essential in your life. If you have books you’ll never read again, give them to someone who will. If you have a deviled egg plate that… Read More »Get Rid of Things You Don’t Need

Brain/Body Not Connected

I ran four miles this morning. That shouldn’t be a big deal, but I suppose it is. It’s been a pretty lousy week of some running and some non-running. Getting in good runs during my peak work/travel times is always a challenge, but with this shitty knee, it’s even worse. But enough about that.This morning’s run was for the most part not bad. In four miles I had only one… Read More »Brain/Body Not Connected

Heat Wave AND Are We Still Doing This Stupid Daylight Savings Time Thing?

It was a balmy 14 degrees for my run this morning. That’s up from 0 Sunday and then 2. Now, don’t get me wrong, 0 in Colorado is not like 0 in say…. Detroit or Chicago. I’ll take 0 here over 20 in the Great Lakes. Still a hair chilly – at the least it’s tights weather.In general, this running thing has been light, at best. 30-35 miles a week… Read More »Heat Wave AND Are We Still Doing This Stupid Daylight Savings Time Thing?

Valentine’s Day Mantra: I Heart My Running, I Heart My Running. I Heart My Running

Hoping to avoid another whine session, I’ll get this out of the way early: what a crappy beginning to the new year of running. Already down 45 miles from last year. Done. Now, let’s move on. I’ve hit this little groove the last few runs. It’s called minimal discomfort. It is characterized by there being no pain in my knee, no sensation of imminent collapse in my knee, no feeling… Read More »Valentine’s Day Mantra: I Heart My Running, I Heart My Running. I Heart My Running

Nothing to See Here, Move Along (Caution: Whiner alert!)

This isn’t the blogpost you’re looking for. Obi-Wan Kenobi tried to tell you that. Well, since you’re far too powerful to be Jedi mind tricked and you’re not moving along, let’s get on with this post. As I am already immersed in my running for 2019, I look back upon the previous year understanding that it was not the best running year I’ve had. It was not the worst either, it… Read More »Nothing to See Here, Move Along (Caution: Whiner alert!)

It’s Been Two Years…….

On December 1st, my knee surgery “celebrated” its two year anniversary. The hope, as is the hope with any surgery, was that I would be good as new upon completion. Oh well, so much for hope in that particular area. You see, when you have run for more than 52 years, there are plenty of milestone type moments. Some are great, some only good, some not so much. PRs and… Read More »It’s Been Two Years…….