Dr’s Orders

Dr’s Orders by Patrick Reed My wife convinced me. I won’t say compelled me, though that might be closer to the truth. She urged me with concern to get to a specialist and… Continue reading

Waiting

Waiting by Patrick Reed Few things tax us like waiting. Whether we are awaiting an impending and expected action — as in pre-race weekend excitement and jitters — or whether it is waiting… Continue reading

Either You Run the Day…

“Either You Run the Day, Or the Day Runs You.”                                              … Continue reading

How I Love to Run

These days, my running isn’t going so well. I leave the house with a fear that I may get only feet from my door before a muscle cramp will cripple me for another… Continue reading

Inevitable

“When all is said and done, it is not the sum of the consecutive days run which will add one jot to the meaning of one’s life. Indeed, it matters not whether one… Continue reading

Struggling to Stride

  Struggling to Stride by Patrick Reed Have you ever run out of oil? Your car suddenly seizes up, the steering goes taut, the brakes harden, and, most alarming of all, a muted… Continue reading

The Running Tide

The Running Tide by Patrick Reed “…every day of the running streak is akin to an ultra: replete with the concerns of total failure, the joys of finishing another mile of the ultimate… Continue reading

Recovering on the Flats

Recovering on the Flats By Patrick Reed “For me, on these sandy reaches, enough comes right around 3.1 miles. The 5k again completed, I see my days here at sea level as those… Continue reading

Parallel Universe

Parallel Universe by Patrick Reed We were racing home from Las Vegas… Pursued by flamoozled roulette keepers or hoodwinked slot machine watchers, you imagine? Not quite. My girls and I had ventured to… Continue reading

196 Days and Counting…

196 Days and Counting by Patrick Reed Today, July 15th, 2013, marks the running of the Badwater 135 Ultramarathon. It also marks day 196 of this year’s running streak for me and others… Continue reading