(Originally posted late 2010. Minor edits to bring it current) I made an appearance at my hometown’s annual Pumpkin-Fest the first weekend in October. It’s one of those festivals with 1⁄2 ton pumpkins that are less round and more simply massive, multi-dimensional squash. Family was the driver for going but the opportunity to clean up … Read moreCircles
Two weeks on and I’m a few days into fully realizing the extent of the injury to my femur. Still unable to lift my right leg (from horizontal) more than about three inches, unable to bend it more than around 10-15 degrees and certainly unable to put more than a couple pounds of force on … Read moreGettin’ My Vote-On!
Fall finally hit the Mid-Atlantic October 26th-28th. A mild-ish ‘noreaster blew in bringing an inch+ of rain while dropping temperatures significantly. I started riding a bike again post Leadville, sometime early- September. It’s been nice. We have bad roads (too much traffic, too few shoulders, too many bridges) to ride but we have an endless … Read moreFall Fall
Fewer than nine months away I’m scheduled to run my first 100. I’ll say it first here—I’m less than optimistic. After a Fall filled with races from 5k > 50k I should be more optimistic. Perhaps a couple of the races provided the first clues. Sluggish, slow even. After a bit of time off it’s … Read moreCountdown
Pre-Pre Race It once was routine to make the time for a somewhat detailed summary of any running (and sometimes cycling) event longer than about twenty miles. Likely because, for me anyway, events were completed as part of a group; often one that traveled together for the weekend. Moving away from the corporate environment meant … Read moreGrinding Gobblers