Archive for January, 2016

Why do we run?

Posted in Running with tags , , , , , , , , on January 26, 2016 by theroadandthedamned

For me it started as a way to aid in my weight loss (I dropped 120 pounds in a year all naturally and safely I might add) then it evolved. I run for time…but not in the way most do. I don’t run to be fast or for medals as I will never be fast and I have placed a few times and that is cool. When I say I run for time I mean I run for that time to myself to challenge myself, to take in the beauty of nature. Today I ran in a very wet muddy trail and until today I’ve never really gotten wet running. Mostly because I’ve just never ran trails when it was really wet. Well once I knew I had my traction thanks to my trusty Hoka’s I was bounding through muddy, sludgy beautiful trails like a kid puddle jumping. Not a care in the world. I wasn’t worried about ruining my shoes or getting my car muddy. I was living

in the moment with a big damn smile on my face. That’s why I run.

So…

Posted in Running with tags , , , , , , , on January 11, 2016 by theroadandthedamned

Ran my first race of the year. It was a 5K for cancer awareness. Very small turnout met some great new local runners. Also finished 3rd in my age group as well as winning the award for best beard.12510250_10153998667177573_3602343979597369832_n7382_10153998667297573_1202267657750908431_n

Kicking 2016 off right

Posted in Running with tags , , , , , on January 5, 2016 by theroadandthedamned

So far in this very new year I’ve logged a little over 19 miles all on singletrac trails and have a charity 5K this weekend. I feel I am off to a good start. Was gonna sign up for a half marathon next week…but decided to take that money and buy an annual parking pass for our state parks where I will run much farther than 13.1 and will lead to a lot more medals in the long run.