Semper Fi- ??


A Wrong Turn and a Dozen Roses

Nothing like knocking down a new Personal Record. That is exactly what I did this morning. My previous PR for the 10k distance was set back in September of 2007. It was 38:23- I thought it wouldn't get any better. WRONG. I have not run a 10k for about 2 years and was really hoping for anything under 40 minutes, and thought ... More

Still Learning and YOGOWYPI

You Only Get Out What You Put In..... Seem's so obvious, now. Saturday May 1, 2010. The Bradleyville Scholarship 5k. Nothing like going back to where it all started. This annual 5k was my first ever race back in 2006. I showed up with about 4 months of running experience and very low expectations. I was familiar with the ... More

Hidden in Plain Sight

To be the champ- you have to believe in yourself when nobody else will-I have relied on and believed in this quote throughout the last few years of my “running life”. While I will never be mistaken for an elite athlete, there is a certain truth to it as it relates to my personal abilities. I know that to reach my own ... More

Crying? Theres NO Crying in Running

When I decided to sign up for the Ouachita 50 Miler, I had no idea the impact it would have on my life. With any long distance endurance event you learn a lot about yourself through the training hours and the actual race. This time the learning curve was beyond any of the usual self discoveries of the hard miles on the ... More

Ouachita 50 Miler and the Honor Scroll April 17, 2010


Wanted: 50 People for 50 Miles

Running for a purpose. I have never really ran with a purpose before. Just me and the road or trail getting all the self serving benefits. Reduced stress, mental sharpness, general fitness, weight loss and of course all the bling and goodies from various races. I have heard and read about other runners actually using their ... More

A Mile is a Mile is a Mile is a Mile……..

On a recent run with the Club, we were discussing various routes and distances to cover that day. Like most runners I have several “courses” that I use. We were talking about the possibility of a shorter 3-4 mile run instead of the usual 6-8 miler when Mr. Hotshot spoke up and started trashing the rest of the group. ... More

Why Would I Need To Sign A Waiver?

Well it's done. I have officially signed up for the Ouachita 50 Mile Trail Race on April 17th. It looks like there are only 47 other people registered as of now but I'm sure that number will increase. After all, who wouldn't want to pay money for the opportunity to injure themselves or be killed. Overdramatic? Check out ... More

The Next Step in the Journey

Everybody knows what they CAN do. The only way to discover what we can't do is to try. There are limitations, as much as I hate the thought, on how far I can go. I know that somewhere in this journey of new challenges I will fail. This is not necessarily a bad thing. It has been said that we can learn a lot about ourselves ... More