Trusting the process

This is part one of a two part series. Today’s piece deals with trust. Part two will be about my experience as a volunteer at a local swimming camp. It was nine-plus hours of white-knuckle driving at its finest. I went to West Virginia to gather the few last things we wanted from our old…

The hard stuff

I recently joined a Facebook group led by Jesse Itzler, author of “Living with a SEAL.” It’s called #wedohardstuff. While it’s mostly physically hard stuff, there have been some mental challenges as well.     Right now, doing hard stuff is not just physical. My mind has to be convinced. My bank balance needs to…

Brooks Launch 3 vs. the dog

Bike rides are cool. Getting attacked by a dog after making a wrong decision during a ride isn’t cool. I wish I had some helpful hints. But I was just scared. And my shoes saved my foot.

A new practice

Mountain Kid 1 and I are embarking on a different kind of training this summer. This upcoming school year, she’ll be old enough to participate in school sports. So we’re getting ready for fall cross-country season. I’ve put the zombie apocalypse training to a different course, concentrating more on running. Instead of detailing our training…

The end and beginning

June 2017 marks the end of my 40th year and the beginning of my 41st. To celebrate, my dog Blue ran away today. When we came home from school, he and about 10 of his tick friends came back to celebrate. I’ve been getting back on track exercise-wise after juggling a new work schedule. It…