The Road To 50k: You Spin Me Right Round, Peloton

The Road To 50k: You Spin Me Right Round, Peloton

As an amateur endurance athlete who has to strategically squeeze workouts into an excessively busy work schedule, I have always struggled to make time for consistent cross training. It’s hard enough to fit runs and strength training into each week. Finding that extra time to bike or swim or row or whatever frequently feels impossible, especially during the winter months. Continue reading The Road To 50k: You Spin Me Right Round, Peloton

The Road to Rainier: There And Back Again

The Road to Rainier: There And Back Again

My family relocated from Cincinnati to Seattle for a brief time in the mid-1980s. My parents packed up me, my infant sister, and our West Highland Terrier into the family Astrovan and we proceeded to make the drive from Ohio to Washington. It was my first taste of cross-country adventure, my first exposure to our National Parks, and my first introduction to the true size and scope of these United States of America. Continue reading The Road to Rainier: There And Back Again

The Road To 50k: First Steps

The Road To 50k: First Steps

I wasn’t always a runner. Although I’ve engaged in what you might call endurance sports (specifically cycling and hiking) for most of my adult life, my running career didn’t begin until 2013. Prior to that, running was a gym class punishment at best. It was a schoolyard humiliation, not something I willingly did for hours on end. Continue reading The Road To 50k: First Steps

In the Beginning…

In the Beginning…

This blog is the warts-and-all account of my evolution as a better-late-than-never endurance athlete. My progress has been slow, my personal records are all modest, my finishing times unremarkable, but that hasn’t made the journey any less fulfilling. Continue reading In the Beginning…