Recently I ran a trail marathon. 26.2 miles through the desert on winding single track, in the wind, while gaining a total of 2200 foot in elevation. It was awesome. Truth be told, I did have pretty significant soreness in that weird area right behind my knee where there doesn’t feel like anything […]Read More Being Nuts is Very Satisfying
I was listening to Neil Young’s “Hey Hey My My” the other day. In the first verse you hear the lyrics “It’s better to burn out than to fade away”. That got me thinking, which is normally an adverse experience for everyone, but I think this time it’s less negative. It made me think about […]Read More I Have Gas!
The day of this posting is Mother’s Day. Today we celebrate that nutty chick who would raise us, feed us (best lasagna ever), scold us, celebrate us and hopefully love us. Today I will celebrate mine (even with the compulsive lying problem, see the blog “I’ll put you in a home”). Not because she’s […]Read More The Old Woman Who Lived in a (Nike) Shoe
Don’t let the title confuse you, this edition is not about being married. This edition is about graffiti and those that have their own way of fighting this scourge. I’m not talking about true graffiti artists that get paid by people to do their art on the outside of someone’s business. I’m talking about this […]Read More When Love and Hate Collide
If you have ever watched a University of Iowa Hawkeye football game, you may have noticed they wear an insignia on their helmets that simply has the letters ANF. This abbreviation stands for America Needs Farmers. They are right. Farmers provide thousands of jobs, produce our food and raise our steaks and bacon. All their […]Read More Farmer’s Blow!
There is a common methodology within the running and fitness community for recovery from intense training and injuries. It’s Called R.I.C.E. (Rest, Ice, Compression, Elevation). This is a pretty fail proof way to recover from many running induced injuries. From sprains, to knee pain, tweaked muscles and anything short of a compound fracture. That being […]Read More Run Recovery: No RICE Needed
I’ll start this blog with a disclaimer, I love my parent’s. They did a solid job raising all of my siblings and me. But providing love, shelter, dedication, happiness, water and food, will only take you so far. This story starts just outside of Seattle, WA in late July 2017. My parents, my sister, her […]Read More I Should Put You in a Home