Tag Team

Finding time to work out when you have a child is extremely difficult.  It takes strategic planning, flexibility, and most of all, desire.  Let’s be honest, taking care of a baby/toddler is a workout in itself.  We come home from work only to put on our parent hats and entertain our little boy for threeContinue reading “Tag Team”

Get Busy Running or Get Busy Standing

One of the most memorable movie lines of all time, at least to me, is from The Shawshank Redemption when Andy says to Red, “I guess it comes down to a simple choice, really.  Get busy living or get busy dying.”  I remember when I first heard it I thought, “Wow, that really is aContinue reading “Get Busy Running or Get Busy Standing”

In A World of Walkers, I’m A Runner

Last Sunday my wife and I took a stroll in the park.  For the first time in months we walked upon the concrete paths that have been associated with our training runs for so long.  We saw the trees swaying softly to the tune of the wind, as children’s laughter filled the air.  We heardContinue reading “In A World of Walkers, I’m A Runner”

Every Single Time I Do, I Am Grateful I Did

Running, or rather, any form of exercise, has become a necessity in my life.  I don’t always enjoy the blood, sweat and tears of it all.  Sometimes, I downright despise it.  But, when all is done and I am standing there wiping away the sweat from my eyes, I realize how important it all isContinue reading “Every Single Time I Do, I Am Grateful I Did”

When I Don’t Know…I Run

Life can be confusing.  At times it seems like we’re always searching for answers or that things aren’t always working out as we planned.  It’s in these times that I often feel like I really just don’t know, so I run.  Running has become my release; an answer to a question – an idea sprungContinue reading “When I Don’t Know…I Run”

The 10 Commandments of Running a Half Marathon

1.  I am the race you will run today.  Do not think of any other races except me 2.  Thou shalt not compete with any runner except yourself 3.  Thou shalt not take your training in vain 4.  Remember to keep holy the long run 5.  Honor those that run beside you 6.  Thou shaltContinue reading “The 10 Commandments of Running a Half Marathon”

Top 10 Excuses Not To Run (And ways to avoid them)

1    10. All my running socks are dirty:  Easy solution to this problem, buy more socks!  I will admit I have run into this problem more than once, but sometimes you have to suck it up and wear a pair of socks twice.  Don’t judge me.  At least I am running!  Seriously though, I run inContinue reading “Top 10 Excuses Not To Run (And ways to avoid them)”

Cold Rain, NHL Hockey and a Treadmill Run

We were determined to run outside this past weekend and avoid using the treadmill for our 7-mile run.  The weather forecast had showed possible rain showers on Saturday and Sunday, but we figured we would be able to sneak in our run and brave the cold temperatures.  Unfortunately, we awoke to a foggy mist onContinue reading “Cold Rain, NHL Hockey and a Treadmill Run”

Treadmill: I Love You, I Love You Not

I love the winter because it offers prime cuddling moments, overactive spooning and endless hugs.  (Wow, who gets to be the girl?)  But, what they don’t tell you about winter (I looked in the brochure) is that getting outside to run is more challenging.  This unforeseen challenge has led to the realization that running outsideContinue reading “Treadmill: I Love You, I Love You Not”

How To Run In Snow

Rachel and I awoke to find snow in Dallas, TX on Sunday.  Besides jumping up and down like children when we first saw it, we realized quickly that it meant our running plans for the day were likely going to come to a screeching halt.  The first thing we usually do on a day likeContinue reading “How To Run In Snow”