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Shame, Shmame!

It was with a bit of shame that I kept on driving through town the other day... Why the shame? Well, I've been slacking in the running department. As I write this, I am looking at some websites in a search of places to run this weekend. (I recommend http://www.active.com, since it has a lot ...

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Being My Own Hero

I found myself running again on Tuesday evening, right as the sun was setting. It was a nice afternoon, with a nice temperature and slight breeze. It wasn't exactly warm, but it wasn't cold either. I drove down to the local high school's track, parked Jeepster, and I began to run. There were only two ...

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“Two There Are Always…”

When I went to Houston for my birthday half marathon back in January, I managed to forgo the pain and cramping and drive down to Corpus Christi to see my good friend Heather and her family. (The story of Heather and I is worthy of its own blog, I swear.) Young Gabriel is very much ...

Little Horses

The Girl and I went out to Gettysburg today to take in the sights. And we took a quick turn off the road to visit the Miniature Horse Farm. It was awesome. How minature are those horses? Well, either The Girl is quite short, or the horses are quite, well, miniature. (The horses are miniature.) ...

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Rocky Gap Adventure Race, May 20, 2006 – PART TWO

One Thousand Feet, straight up. Well, it wasn't exactly STRAIGHT up. But, when you factor the weight of the bikes, and the fact that the thousand feet came in about a quarter to a half a mile, then you have a very steep climb. This, my friends, was "The Great Equalizer", "The Widow Maker", "The ...

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Rocky Gap Adventure Race, May 20, 2006 – PART ONE

A few weeks ago, a girl I fancy mentioned to me that she and a couple of friends were going to run an adventure race near where I live. I checked it out on the Internet, and it looked like a good way to kick-off the summer with my kid brother. So we signed up to ...

26.2 Miles. Done.

Hello. I’m home. I’m hurting. I’m very, very happy. I am happy beyond words… I have done what I thought I could not do. And all the pain in the world, and all the problems of my complicated life… All of that is nothing. NOTHING. It is all minuscule and non-existent. There was a problem ...