Thump, Thump, Thump, What is that noise? Thump, Thump, Thump, Seriously, what is that? Thump, Thump, Thump, Where is that coming from??? Thump, Thump, Thump, It's right behind you, or beside you... Thump! Thump! Thump! It's all around you! It has you! THUMP! THUMP! THUMP! The Giraffe Man has come for your soul! No ones knows... Continue Reading →
Fall Fitness Fatigue
October, November and December are extremely dangerous months for anyone looking to stay healthy and maintain fitness levels. These three months should be renamed Limbo, Lust and Gluttony after the first three circles of hell from from Dante's Inferno since they represent a downward spiral that is difficult to escape. During this descent, the weather... Continue Reading →
Finishing is winning!
Have you ever worked towards an objective where at first your goal is perfection but for whatever reason switches to simply completing said objective? If so, you are and I are alike.Granted I don't try to make a habit of such situations since I strive to deliver great results to whatever I do but I... Continue Reading →
A Fever You Can Sweat Out
Sweat. When you workout, the goal or at least end result should be sweat and lots of it. As the toxins freefall down that imperfect canvas that is your body, you smile; exhausted. A good workout should leave you tired but invigorated, dripping but enthusiastic and, most importantly, contemplative but empowered. So what is your... Continue Reading →
Are you a runner?
Do you consider yourself a runner? Before you answer, take a moment to think. Do you enjoy the physical action of running? Do you define yourself as a runner to friends, on your Facebook profile or through subscriptions to Runner's World? Do you frequently sign up for 5Ks, 10Ks, 10-milers, half-marathons or marathons? Back to... Continue Reading →
The Good Samarathon
It was mile 25 and I was in pain. My legs were inflamed by all the powers of the underworld, my stomach carried a ticking "GU" bomb, and my will had all but evaporated at mile 22. My first, and assuredly last, marathon was nearing completion, but every step forward felt pointless. Even though I... Continue Reading →
If a stranger witnesses you in the midst of a long run, which you do they see? Do they see a George Costanza 'serenity now' version of you that is calm, relaxed and powerful or do they see a fatigued, slumped over rolling sack of potatoes that looks ready to burst any instant? Or, if... Continue Reading →