End of a Series

In December of 1990, my little sister, Wendi, bought me a book called “The Eye of the World” by Robert Jordan.  I was always a big reader and loved reading trilogies or series books.  This particular book was the first in a series called “The Wheel of Time”. Last night I started reading the 14th and final book in this … Continue reading “End of a Series”

Training ADD

I have been listening to Brett with Zen & the Art of Triathlon podcast for many years now.  I have even run a few races with him (Rocky Raccoon, Ironman New Orleans 70.3) and chatted with him during the race.  In all of his podcasts, he talks like he is having a conversation with you and often that means he … Continue reading “Training ADD”

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”

Addictions

I have come to the conclusion that everyone is addicted to something.  Of course, the obvious ones would be drugs, alcohol, cigarettes, Facebook, etc. But there are some less obvious ones as well. Many of my friends appear to be either addicted to pain or endorphins (runner’s high).  Or maybe both.  It is interesting how similar the sensations really are.  … Continue reading “Addictions”