Randoms: Vacation Week

Been on vacation this week so the posts have been few and far between. I will be getting back into the swing of things later today into tonight! Also, a few quick notes to consider My review of the XX2i France 2s will be coming soon. They were fantastic this week on the slopes and…

Monday Musings…Sticking to the Plan

Have patience. All things are difficult before they become easy             – Saadi I don’t consider myself an overly religious person but I do make my way to church more often than not on Sunday mornings with the family. When I get in, I kneel down, say a few prayers…

Monday Musings: Off to PT

Run when you can… walk if you have too… crawl if you must… just never give up!        — Dean Karnazes So on Friday, I shared with you how to deal with Limbo. Well today “limbo” for me will sort of be over (and I will be onto the next “stretch” as it…

Tuesday Randoms: Potter wisdom

“The consequences of our actions are always so complicated, so diverse, that predicting the future is a very difficult business indeed”  — Harry Potter & the Prisoner of Azkaban Over the past few months, I have feen listening to the audio books of the Harry Potter series – originally so that I could find out…

Monday Musings: Break Throughs and I will not be broken

A few weeks back, I came across a note that was “exciting” to me. It concerned the discovery that doctors were closing in on a new treatment that shuts “off” the body’s defense systems. These defense systems are normally a good thing for normally functioning human body. Heck, our defense systems keep us from getting…

TR: Learning from the Errors of the past

Over the last few weeks, I have been sharing lessons, goals and reviews of my running for this year and next via the 5 for Friday series (click here for the latest one). I find it is helpful to look back and identify what worked and what could have been done better. Nothing like self…

Tuesday Musings: PsA and the Great Stress!

Yesterday morning, as I swept through about 4 inches of snow off my car, I realized that my Psoriatic Arthritis (PsA) was flaring. My wrist hurt with each twist movement and my knees ached when I bent down after dropping the snow scraper. The general movements that most of us take for granted (myself included…

Monday Musings…1000 miles!

This morning, after finishing up an early run in Boston, I was scanning the data on my Smashrun account and realized that with the 8 Miles this morning, I had crossed 1000 for the year! Now, I am “happy” that I have been able to run 1000 miles in 2016 but I am “unhappy” that…

TR: The Quest to be Great!

Over the weekend, I had the pleasure of taking in a good deal of Irish Step Dancing. My daughters both perform in this sport and my oldest was participating in the New England Regionals, aka Oireachtas, in Providence, RI. There were 1000s of dancers alone at this competition and if you multiply that by 3…

TR: The Experience of “Unplugged” and Goodbye to a Friend

On Monday I mentioned that I had to run without my Aftershokz headphones because I left them at home (originally I thought I had lost them at the gym). I know of many who run unplugged and always thought that I could not attain such “heights” so to speak – in short, I did not…

Monday Musings: Thinking Ultra!

Last night I was up late typing away a review for the SpiBelt – by the way, a product well worth looking into. Along the way, I realized, after forgetting to right my latest 5 for Friday, I just have so much to say! So let’s go a Monday Morning Musings (MMM) for your enjoyment…

Monday Musings: Awesome feats!

“Fall seven times, stand up eight” – Proverb Over the weekend, a friend of mine ran 100 miles in an ultra race nearby. I have read about these races in various books and through different sites but I have never actually known an runner who did 100 miles! It is just an incredible feat! Here…