It’s 5 A.M.

I glance at the clockIt’s getting lateI should set out my clothes for morningIt’ll be 5 a.m. soonAnd there are miles to run I plug in my headlampTo make sure it’s chargedThe neighborhood will be darkAnd the streets will be lonelyWhen it’s 5 a.m.And there are miles to run The flannel sheets keep me warmAs […]

I Hate Winter Running

Winter running sucks. I mean, it really sucks. And our winter here in the Northeast has been mostly mild, albeit a bit damp. Temps have been above freezing during the day, for the most part, and we haven’t had any significant snowfall that stuck around for more than 7-10 days. Even so, winter running sucks. […]

Changing The Goal Posts

I’ve spent a lot of time over the past few weeks thinking about goals, especially how we look back on them after the fact, particularly at the end of the year. Turning the calendar to a new year leads to both reflection and preparation, and the former quite often shapes the latter. How positively or […]

When Life Stands Still – My Experience At CCC

Since finishing CCC in late August, I’ve spent a considerable amount of time thinking about what the race meant to me. People often ask what it was like, yet I struggle to come up with something better than saying it was amazing or incredible or a once-in-a-lifetime experience. All those things are true, but it […]

Six Brief Thoughts From CCC and Chamonix

It’s been one week since I crossed the finish line at CCC and I still haven’t really been able to put the experience into words. Incredible. Amazing. Once-in-a-lifetime. They’re all appropriate, yet not enough to truly convey the experience. So while I work on organizing thoughts for a more in-depth blog post, here are a […]

The Devil On My Shoulder

At some point, I think we’ve probably all seen a cartoon where the main character must choose between good and bad, virtue and evil, smart and, well, not so smart. Quite often, those choices are depicted by an angel on one shoulder and a devil on the other. Which will our hero listen to? Surely, […]

My Favorite Photos of 2021, Part Two

You’d think that I had a pretty awesome year if I need two posts to show all of my favorite photos of 2021. But, like the rest of you, I just managed to do a few fun things sandwiched around pandemic-fueled misery, and I took just enough photos that I can’t pick one or two […]

My Favorite Photos of 2021, Part One

The Photos app on my phone has been sending me notifications for “Year in Review” videos that it automatically creates based on some weird algorithm that compiles what it thinks would be my favorite photos of 2021. Not sure why my phone thinks a dark photo of the inside of my pocket is a highlight […]