Random Running Awesomeness

So, before anyone tattles on me, I’m gonna go ahead and put myself out there. There. You know now. So Running Partner can let go of that little bit of leverage he thinks he has on me. I had shoved it over to the side hoping no one would see it. I can’t even access…

Frozen Toe 9/10k

First race of 2019. I wasn’t ready. So, I’ve already relayed what I’m about to share with you to the head Mountain Junkies. I mean, not ALL of what I’m about to share. Because most of it doesn’t effect them. But I’ve shared what they need to know. You’ll see. You all know (if you…

This Week, Man…

So, Monday started like this… These are the things that allow me to find my way home and keep me safely on my side of the road when I’m driving at night. My son’s puppy did that. And then had the nerve to look proud of herself. And I probably didn’t yell curse words at…

GJB Birth of Chaos Run

This post will likely be of little interest to a lot of you. Because it’s about this dude’s birthday run tonight. I’d asked him beforehand to at least make it an epic run so I could entertain my readers, but of course he failed to do anything epic. Hell, he didn’t even run with me….

Running in the New Year

I’m 44. I might have missed out on the traditional New Year’s Day run to the Mill Mountain Star this morning. And I might have also missed the traditional Chestnut Ridge Trail Run this afternoon.  Because I’m 44.  And what happens when you’re 44, and you’ve spent the last 20 New Year’s Eves happily at…

New Years on Christmas Mountain

Almost. It’s almost New Years. And I got to spend it on Christmas Mountain. When GJB invites you out into the woods, you should understand going in that it’s not gonna be easy. We might recall the whole Lost: Boones Mill Version episode. Homeboy is undoubtedly going to take you wayyyyy off the standard trail….

Axe Throwing Is Probably Something I Should Try

I like a challenge. A few days ago I clicked “interested” on an axe-throwing competition on Facebook. I wanted to see how long before someone questioned it. No one has questioned it. I don’t know if that means that they’re no longer feeding into my attention-seeking interested-clicking behaviors or if they just wanna let me…

Strange Nighttime Runs

You know what makes the best runs? Cold. And dark. And creepy trees. All of my running friends can just stop it. I can hear you. It’s true. I hate being cold. Hate. It. But there’s magic in running in the cold, dark night. Stars shining clearly in the night sky. The eery quiet of…

The Sunshine/GJB Lifetime Championship

I’m sitting here moving ice packs between my knees and Achilles every 20 minutes. Because I missed a Dr. Rich appointment last week. And apparently one week is all it takes to lose all the magic. Nothing below my waist bends anymore. Doc says the issue is that my ankle locks up. So I have…

Learning How To Dance

I don’t remember who recommended this book to me. I think possibly Brene’ Brown in her audiobook, The Power of Vulnerability. (I listen to it monthly and continue to realize how much I have to learn from it.) Or it may have been the former CEO of one of the companies I work for, a…