The weather outside is perfect for running today. The temperature is about 41°(F) and a dense mist is hovering above Portland. It’s like Karl the Fog has come up for a visit. There is so much oxygen and moisture in the air that breathing deeply almost feels like gulping water.… continue reading
I can’t remember when I started commuting to work on foot – I think it was after reading Racing the Antelope: What Animals Can Teach Us About Running and Life in which the author writes that if you want to run long distances – you have to run long distances.… continue reading
Lottery closed. Just got my confirmation. I’m in. Here’s a video of last year’s race.
The last 50K I ran was Capon Valley 50K in West Virginia. Before that I ran Bull Run 50 miler after which my body was so wracked with pain that I couldn’t sleep and remember waking up and watching Donnie Darko at 2 a.m.… continue reading
Rule #1: it’s my movie
Wide angle showing the beach and Diamond Head … zooming above the water into Oahu … Waikiki Shopping Plaza… Armani Exchange.
It’s 3 days before Christmas and all the shoppers are out… Happy.Shopping.
Cut to the little elves working in their elven mine deep under an arctic ice sheet… digging up presents in the ice *Rule #1*)… uh oh… they found something…
Quick (shaky) zoom into Santa… and wuh-oh.… continue reading
I’ve done this run so many times that I have it dialed. I thought yesterday afternoon about today’s run… trying to think of a new loop. Not the downtown loop again.
I know exactly how to run it – drop to the river, run the flats and then climb back out of a hole to get home.… continue reading