I’ve Been Busy!!!!

Yeah…this has been a pretty great week, it’s only Thursday, but just keeps getting better and better

so far this week…..bike, swim, bike, sell shoes, bike, run club run, another run club, spin and strength, swim, and teach a 10K clinic…….it don’t get better than this.

Yeah, I could use a shave…..but again, I’ve been busy, and seriously, how many showers can one man take!

the two run clubs were a blast….not a lot of people showed up, but enough….I like this leading thing…and who knows, I’ve started down this road to becoming a certified personal trainer, actually my course belongs July 1st….I guess I’ll just get it done and see….what’s next?

This morning’s spin and strength was a blast…60 minutes of a lot of intervals, with weights at a couple of points during…..now I know why there called skull crushers.

It just hit me today, I have a 10K race in just a week…..yeah me!…Canada Day….kind of looking forward to it

So far 2022 has been fantastic…….love the way this story’s going


It was a Beautiful Day

A pretty good day….a pretty good two days…….

Still out there on my own, but every day, getting stronger every day and enjoying every minute of it…

I love this…..this stuff, this is why I do what I do…to have fun!…I really spend a lot of time trying to get new runners into that part of this….it is what’s kept me at this for almost 30 years…the fun, if it wasn’t fun, why on earth would you do anything?….it’s gotta give you joy!

I’m almost done yet another virtual clinic, getting ready for tomorrow morning’s Zoom meet, and well, this is where this is what it comes down to…just getting out, outside – I’ve never had the same feeling with a treadmill or an indoor track run……doesn’t matter, the middle of winter, a rainy day on the west coast, unbearable heat, just getting out, making up a route as I go along….a vague idea of the distance, whether it was a speed or a hill repeat day…….it’s just running

okay some days it’s me in the gym, rolling the roads on a bike, or in a pool……but doing something, anything, living, and not watching someone else on TV

I wish I new the secret beyond that…..why does it feel so good to feel so sore?……..because, at the end of the day, it just feels like living…..and lovin’ every minute of it..

You have to want to, not have to….that’s all it is really isn’t it? Not much of a secret, really…but how do you share that?

Sure ran fast, or run far if you want to, figure out the way, then work on the how….or learn how to play more than one chord and play a symphony…..

Tomorrow, a rest day, a chance to catch up on things I needed to do during the week…….catching up.

And writing, walking, and I guess it’s my turn to make dinner……and be a dad and a husband, not just a runner, I guess

and yeah, maybe it’s time to shave….

A day of depression…77 days to BMO Vancouver

yeah, it’s Sunday, I skipped another long run (or am skipping) and just feel like nothing….it’s sunny, it’s a beautiful day outside, it looks warm, but, my head is saying….let’s just watch TV, the news, yay the Olympics and maybe the Super Bowl……but, not feeling good, positive or happy.

I guess Monday’s going to become my long run day……..I keep trying to find things to boost my morning enthusiasm, this post concussion syndrome doesn’t help……..I’m reading, watching, listening, everything…I just signed up for a short race next Sunday, because?……..but the get up and go, even though I have no problem trying to encourage others, I just feel down and out…….

Is it age, is it life, winter? life…….having the goal of a half marathon in 77 days is kind of exciting…..Vancouver, my idea of heaven

where I’m staying is where I’ve wanted to forever…..I’m looking ahead to Victoria in October, but maybe if there’s anything in Vancouver I’ll think I’d rather be there again….just because

I’ll post later today, maybe this will get better once I get outside, but right now, nothin’