Category: Running

  • Today On The Run #18 Ultra Realistic Treadmill Courses

    Recently, I was on vacation and forgot to bring my cold/wet weather running gear.  After running in sunny weather in 70s, 80s, and 90s for the last few months, mid 40s and rain wasn’t my jam, so I decided to head to the workout room at the hotel and pound out 10 on a treadmill. […]

  • Today On The Run #17 Keep Showing Up

    This 👇, so much so. Some days it just flows and I feel like I’m born to do this, other days it feels like I’m trudging through hell. Every day I make the choice to show up and see what I’ve got, and to try and be better. My advice: keep showing up.#MondayMotivaton #TogetherForward — […]

  • Today On The Run #16 Peace, Love, and Respect

    I don’t follow the professional running scene much, but congratulations to Desiree Linden, the first female American Boston Marathon winner since 1985!   The weather was completely bananas; I’m pretty sure I would have hung it up in the first few miles, myself. Des almost quit herself! Runner’s World has a great write up on how her […]

  • Today On The Run #15 Cheating

    Stepping into the confessional… The majority of my miles are done with the company of my trusty MP3 player.  But, I rarely listen to music;  I’m big time into podcasts.  I’m less likely to zone out listening to podcasts and they don’t completely block out ambient noise the way music does. But, sometimes, I drift […]

  • Today On The Run #14 That 10 Degree Difference

    Things are finally starting to get warm again in Brentwood.  The day time temps are in mid to high 70s.  More importantly, the morning temperatures have been in the mid 50s. After an eternity of cold and wet (by California standards, sorry my east coast friends) it feels good to lose a few layers and […]

  • Today On The Run #13 Gobble Gobble

    Running up on wildlife in my early morning runs is nothing new.  I see and hear all sorts of critters skittering off into the shadows as I plod my way along.  Thankfully, I still haven’t met up with any coyotes or mountain lions that supposedly lurk just beyond my normal running routes. Yesterday morning, I […]

  • Today On The Run #12 – 365 Days!

    On Wednesday, March 21, I marked the completion of 1 year of running every day. No days off. Yes, those numbers are accurate; all runs are cataloged in my Garmin Connect profile.  Even I know how much I run, 3600 miles in aggregate form still wows me! I don’t know just how I pulled it […]

  • Today On The Run #11 – I can’t quit you

    Confession time.  I try to treat my feet right and replace my running shoes every 300 to 400 miles like I’m supposed to, but I use the excuse that I treat my shoes super nice to string them out as long as possible.  While running is a fairly cost effective form of exercise (especially it […]

  • Today On The Run #10 – Daddy’s Got Some New Shoes

    As usual, I was waaaaay overdue for new shoes.  I’m so bad.  Most experts say that shoes are ripe for replacement after 300-400 miles.  I usually push my to at least 500 miles.  I try to justify that with my mostly road miles routine and the fact that good shoes are crazy expensive these days. […]

  • Today On The Run #9 – Stupid Stuff You See Running

    These days, I mostly run the same route each day; most of the time in the early morning, way before sun up.  Despite feeling like I’m half awake when running on the early shift, I’m so used to my route that I can probably tell you where every crack in the road is and when […]