The 3 DNF’s

I honestly do not know how many races I have done. I started running during the 70’s running boom, and it seemed like there was a 5K or 10K somewhere every weekend. And for you young ones out there, that was before we had this new fangled interwebs thing. So looking up old results to figure out what I have … Continue reading “The 3 DNF’s”

Why I Haven’t Gotten a Tattoo Yet

Disclaimer:  Before anyone attacks me, I have NO problem with anyone getting a tattoo.  I have NO problem with anyone who has a tattoo. This post is about why I haven’t gotten a tattoo yet. So what’s the big deal?  Am I afraid of needles?  Well, I sure as hell don’t like them, but that isn’t what has stopped me.  I … Continue reading “Why I Haven’t Gotten a Tattoo Yet”

From Unstoppable to Unstartable

It was only 14 months ago that from a running standpoint I was unstoppable.  My legs were labeled “bomb-proof” and I managed to finish the Rocky Raccoon 100 mile Ultramarathon.  I was at the peak of my adult running career.  Side note: I say adult because I have yet to touch my speeds from high school.  Anyway, I had gotten … Continue reading “From Unstoppable to Unstartable”

Better Off Not Knowing?

I remember as a kid, I hated getting shots.  Not surprising since I don’t know of any kid who does.  But if I knew it was coming, I would be so tense and petrified that I don’t know how the nurse or doctor ever held me down long enough to give me the shot.  But then one time I had … Continue reading “Better Off Not Knowing?”

Slowing Down

I am not fast by any stretch of the imagination.  Okay, I can stretch my imagination that far and think I am fast……compared to someone sitting on their couch.  But in the grand scheme of things I am pretty average.  So when I am talking about slowing down, it would be akin to changing from the “speed of sloth” to … Continue reading “Slowing Down”