Category Archives: running


Me, 5 years ago: 59 degrees?  Screw this.  It’s too cold to run.

Later:  50 degrees?  Ok, I’ll wear a long-sleeve shirt.

Later: 45 degrees?  I’m going to need gloves.

Later: 40 degrees?  And maybe a hat.

This morning: 38 degrees?  Cool, I can wear shorts.

Perception is reality.  Change the first one and you can make the second one whatever you want.


Adding a little spark to your life

Chuck Palahniuk wrote: “I don’t want to die without any scars.”

So I tried to add a couple more last weekend at the Tough Mudder in PA.
The electric shocks and the ice cubes were the least comfortable of the obstacles, but the log carry was the most physically demanding for me. So now I know what to work on for next time.
I shoulda picked a smaller one

If you call running through fire fun and don’t mind a few scars, I highly recommend checking out a Tough Mudder or a similar obstacle race.
And if you’ve tried any of the other races: Spartan, Warrior, Urbanathalon tell me what you thought.