Personal Worst Jan26

Personal Worst

Columbia is currently experiencing “wintry mix,” which sounds like a delicious holiday potluck item, but is actually the most irritating weather pattern that nature provides. As far as I know, this is a recent introduction to Earth’s winter arsenal. I only heard the term “wintry mix”...

Longer Distances and Power Animals Jan19

Longer Distances and...

Sitting comfortably at the intersection of a Venn diagram marked “deliriously happy” and “projectile vomiting” is “15 mile run.” Before today, I never realized it was possible to fantasize about consuming food while simultaneously ejecting it. Turns out, it’s both possible and...

High Highs Jan15

High Highs

Most of the time, running gives me deep insight, unexpected spiritual wisdom and the chance to mull over life’s great mysteries. Today my mind was a complete blank. In lieu of describing the minutiae of where I went today and what I didn’t think about, allow me to introduce what I expect will become an ongoing feature of this blog: A RUNNER’S GUIDE TO HIGH-FIVING STRANGERS. High-fiving makes me feel good, much like running. HIGH-FIVING STRANGERS WHILE RUNNING makes me feel even better, releasing that heady rush of endorphins that most of us only experience after beating the final boss in a Miyamoto NES game. After I got over my fear of...

Mushing the Tundra Jan14

Mushing the Tundra

Today the weather finally rose above 30 degrees, and my lungs were stoked. I decided that it was time to kick off the official training with a ten-mile run on the MKT Trail. The MKT Trail starts about a mile from my house and weaves through a magical, wooded forest for about nine miles before...

It’s your move, STL Jan13

It’s your move...

2009 was pretty good, I guess, as far as years go… but what I’m REALLY into these days is the NEW shit: 2010! 2010 will undoubtedly be the year we shrug off the burdens of our earthly forms and freely manifest our wildest, mystical destinies, unshackled by 2009′s inexplicable...