Tag: Running

Books

Finding Gobi – Dion Leonard – A Wonderful Tale

Finding Gobi: The true story of a little dog and an incredible journey - Dion Leonard Dion Leonard’s  Finding Gobi is the typical boy finds dog, boy loses dog, boy searches for dog, ultimately finds him and brings him home. Only the boy is an ultra- marathoner who races in some of the most grueling races around the globe. And it was at one of those races that Leonard found Gobi. The race was a grueling seven-day 155 mile run that crosses the China’s Gobi Desert. Gobi and Dion Leonard Meet Actually, I guess it’s more correct to say Gobi found...

Prog Rock

A Fine Day for A Great Run – Music by Karibow

A Fine Run Highlighted by a 9:52 Mile! - Yeah Me! - Life's Little Victories! Over the last few weeks I have been checking Weather.com's rating for going for a run. Considering the conditions, clear skies, low temperature and humidity I figured it would be a high rating. It was 8 out of 10. That was slightly lower than I thought it would be, but still great. No excuses if today's run wasn't a good one! The Run But with that said the run didn't start out too well. I wasn't too far into the run before I realized I...

Anti-Aging, New Age

A Five-Mile Run with the Music of Jim Stubblefield

2017's First Five-Mile Run and I'm kept in stride  by the music of Jim Stubblefield So yesterday was a running morning and things looked pretty good. Except for that morning humidity. At eight o'clock the humidity was still above 90 percent so I decided to wait a little before heading out. I wanted to up my distance a little so I spent part of the time I spent waiting plotting out a 5 mile run. Even though tim he temperature was fairly low it was pretty sunny, so I decided I wanted to get as much shade in the run...

Anti-Aging, Books, Music

Ugh! Humidity Slows Me Down! The Bucking Mules Pick Me Up!

Yesterday's Run:  Humidity Slows Me Down  While The Bucking Mules Pick Me Up! Yesterday's run was both good and bad. The good was the great picking from The Bucking Mules while the bad was the high humidity! When the start of the run I knew the humidity was bad. It had rained the night rained Tuesday night and weather.com listed the humidity at 90 plus percent. Anyway I decided that I wouldn't worry about running a shaded route because it was cloudy. I picked the old Creek out and back 4-mile course. Over the first quarter-mile of the run I...

Anti-Aging

A So-So Run Made Better By Age-Graded Running Times!

Using An Age-Graded Running Calculator Helps Me Stay Positive...   So the only things that were rolling through my head this morning as I ran down Long Beach Boulevard on Long Beach Island were thoughts about the Robert Earl Keen song "The Road Goes on Forever". And that's what it seemed to do! The second part of that thought was  " I haven't seen a party yet!"  The run was a two-mile straight run from 7th street to 52nd street. At 52nd street, I made a right turn and went slightly uphill to Ocean Boulevard. There I turned and headed...

Anti-Aging

Another Shaded Early Morning Run

A Struggling 3.25 Mile Run is  Better Than No Run - July 19, 2017   As I  sit here now (12:19 pm) I see that the current temperature is 90 degrees and it's very, very sunny. So I know that I made the right decision about running this morning. But it was a bit of a struggle to get out the door. The whiny, heat hating me said, "But it's still going to be hot running, even though it's 75 now. You know the sun is going to be hot!" The good me said "I know that so what I'm going...