Testing Gear for 100 Mile Ultramarathon – Exp 1

If you don’t learn from your mistakes, there’s no sense making them. – Laurence J. Peter. I really am trying to make sure I do everything right this time.  At least everything more right than last time.  Probably my biggest downfall that caused my DNF at Rocky Raccoon was my ignorance concerning my footwear and foot care.  I am one … Continue reading “Testing Gear for 100 Mile Ultramarathon – Exp 1”

Fighting the Summer Heat

In case you didn’t notice, summer is here.  The kids are out of school.  The swimming pools are being used.  And  it takes less than 3 minutes for my running clothes to be completely saturated with sweat.  Yes……summer is here. As I mentioned recently, I am gradually building my running miles back up to some level of competence.  And with … Continue reading “Fighting the Summer Heat”

Product Review: SofSole

You may remember that a while back I was contacted by some representatives from the company, SofSole.   At that point in my training, I was suffering from some lower leg pains in the calf/Achilles area and they felt their products might help.   They asked if they could send me some stuff to try.   Sure!   I will … Continue reading “Product Review: SofSole”

Product Tester?

Well, a couple of months ago I got a comment from Kristin & Carolyn with the Sofsole company.   This was during the time when my legs and feet were not happy at all with my decision to try to qualify for the Boston Marathon.   Actually, there weren’t too many body parts thrilled with that decision.   Anyway, they … Continue reading “Product Tester?”