Day #42: What to do with all those old medals…

But this time is different. This time I will deal decisively with the past. I will stare the memories in the face and throw them away… We have company coming, and so we… Continue reading

Day #41: What’s Your “Badwater”?

Tonight I had the opportunity to hear virtuoso guitarist and Christian songwriter¬†Bob Bennett¬†at New Life Church in Arroyo Grande, California. Bob’s incredible skill on the guitar was a reminder of the compulsion I… Continue reading

Day #40: Baring Our Soles

So what’s the truth about barefoot vs. “shod” running? Should you join the many who are flocking towards minimalist options? What does the data really tell us? I came across the following podcast… Continue reading

Day #39: Running With Coffee

Complete this sentence: There are two types of distance runners: those who… and those who… One might come up with any number of categories for dispute – toe vs. heel strikers; bagel eaters… Continue reading

Day #38: Run the Hard Parts Easy…

…and the easy parts hard… Some days, we wake up on the right side of the bed. We eagerly race to the coffee maker to draw a strong pour of liquid gold, and… Continue reading

Top 10 Signs That You Are In Love With Running

1. You run late at night – for the second day in a row – after day #2 on the ski slopes. And you will do the same tomorrow. 2. You feel self-conscious… Continue reading

Day #36: Sure Footing

As distance runners, we place our feet in all sorts of places in all kinds of situations. I have sloshed through puddles in Prague, slipped on the frozen Baltic Sea in Helsinki; I… Continue reading

Day #35: Finish Strong

Have you seen this classic final? Give it a look. It doesn’t matter how you start; it only matters how you finish. And you must run all the way through the tape. Finish… Continue reading

Day #34: What is Your Achilles Heel?

I have another confession to make… I have suffered one major injury in my 30 years of running long distance: a partially torn achilles tendon – just at the insertion point of the… Continue reading

Day #33: Are You Afraid to Jog?

Are You Afraid to Jog? Are you too fast – and quite sure of it – to be caught jogging in broad daylight – slinking along just a smidgin less slowly than a… Continue reading