Book: Younger Next Year

I just finished Younger Next Year by Chris Crowley and Henry Lodge. It’s been on my reading list for quite some time, but I finally got around to it.  The gist of the book is that aging will happen to all of us, but that there are things we can do to make it less […]

Fartleks – Am I real runner if I do them?!

A fartlek run, in addition to just being plain fun to say, is an unstructured run where you alternate harder efforts with easier efforts over a fairly long distance.  For example, you could run easy for a couple of minutes, then do a short sprint, then slow back down to recover for your next faster effort.  […]

Four Days to First Half Marathon!

My first half marathon is four days away!  I’m running the Bear Chase Race trail half marathon on Sunday in Bear Creek Lake Park in Lakewood, CO.  I’m a little torn on my feelings for it.  On the downside, I feel very over-fed and under-trained for it.  I wasn’t able to run nearly as much […]

Lazy Runner Trains for Half Marathon

I’m not sure that lazy is exactly the right word, but it fits pretty well. I’m 8 weeks into my half marathon training plan and 4 weeks out from the race itself. And I’m here to tell you that I’m not so good at following a training plan. I’m not quite getting in my weekly […]

Status check – July, 2016

Weight loss wasn’t very impressive this month. I started the month at 217 lbs. and ended up at 219 lbs. An increase, but nothing big. I’m still at a 30+ lbs loss since July of 2015, so I’m fine with that. I don’t think that I’ve hit my balance point, I think that hovering a […]